New iMac help!!...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by UglyLittleSpud, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. UglyLittleSpud macrumors member

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    Hi,
    I'm hovering over buying a new iMac and would like some advice please. Originally, I had the high end 21.5 in my sights, but I'm now contemplating the lower end 27'' or maybe even the quad core.

    Here's what I use it for -

    Internet
    Minor photo editing
    Music (Garageband/Guitar Rig)
    Video editing in FCP, nothing major just short films/music videos in HD.
    A handful of games in Win7 (Left4Dead, Mass Effect..)

    I'm slightly concerned about the Core 2 Duo being such an old chip design, that quickly will become outdated which is why I was leaning towards the i5.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. gjw4u macrumors 6502

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    If you have the money, order the i5 today, & get the Black Friday rebate.
     
  3. UglyLittleSpud thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, the Black Friday discount isn't really relevant. I work for the NHS in the UK, and can get a discount through Apple's employee purchase programe which means iMacs are £848, £1127, £1268 and £1503 at all times.
     
  4. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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  5. opera57 macrumors 6502

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    Go for the best you can afford if you can, personally if I bought a core 2 duo at this stage I would wish I had gone for something a bit faster! [​IMG]
     
  6. iWoz macrumors 6502a

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    Definately the i5

    I made the mistake getting the c2d and had to take it back to get the i5.
     
  7. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

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