OMG Quad Core iMac


Eidorian

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Core i5 750 and i7 860 option at that. You definitely have the volume to do it at 27".

The MacBook lost FireWire 400 too.
 

iLog.Genius

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Core i5 750 and i7 860 option at that. You definitely have the volume to do it at 27".

The MacBook lost FireWire 400 too.
I guess it's a difference factor for you to go MacBook Pro. Apple needs to seriously stop doing that. Look you already have it on the 13" MBP, so space isn't a factor considering they probably have similar parts.

I'll be honest, the new MacBook looks better than the MacBook Pro and would probably get it over the 13" MacBook Pro given the very similar specs.
 

Eidorian

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I guess it's a difference factor for you to go MacBook Pro. Apple needs to seriously stop doing that. Look you already have it on the 13" MBP, so space isn't a factor considering they probably have similar parts.

I'll be honest, the new MacBook looks better than the MacBook Pro and would probably get it over the 13" MacBook Pro given the very similar specs.
The 2.26 GHz MacBook Pro has a good chance of disappearing today. Making FireWire an upsell is just stupid though.

store is not up yet. But do you mean the i5 or the i7?
http://www.apple.com/imac/specs.html

27-inch models only, one of the following:

* 2.66GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with 8MB shared L3 cache; Turbo Boost dynamic performance up to 3.2GHz
* 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 8MB shared L3 cache; Turbo Boost dynamic performance up to 3.46GHz; Hyper-Threading for up to eight virtual cores
The 27" model has 4 RAM slots too or is it all of them?
 

powderd

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store is not up yet. But do you mean the i5 or the i7?
Well, I guess either. I'm going to buy a new comp and considering i'll be keeping this for close to 5 years i'll likely go to the quad core. Wondering what the big difference would be vs cost.

This is my first mac, as i've had pcs for 15 years, and finally gave up on the POS. My main uses are cutting and editing home movies(the clean kind..:cool:), home pictures, some games but not serious gaming and a lot of work(spread sheets, presentations, word processing, etc)
 

Quad 2.5 G5 =)

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Well, I wonder what everyone who said "iMac will never get Quad Core Processors."
Are they in a socket? (LGA-1156)?
 

Aegelward

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As awesome as a quad imac is, i can't help feeling 27" is too big for me, it's bigger than my television (26")

Hopefully the next rev (3-6 months or so?) will bring it down into the 21" model
 

Bryan Bowler

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These updates are freaking awesome. Apple has really hit it out of the park with these updates!

Thanks Steve!
Bryan
 

Skweeky

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If anyone has that killer line that convinces their wife that it is absolutely imperative they get the new 27" iMac now, please share.
 

rdowns

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As awesome as a quad imac is, i can't help feeling 27" is too big for me, it's bigger than my television (26")

Hopefully the next rev (3-6 months or so?) will bring it down into the 21" model

Obviously you need a 27" iMac and a new TV. I would have thought this was obvious. :D
 
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Well, I guess either. I'm going to buy a new comp and considering i'll be keeping this for close to 5 years i'll likely go to the quad core. Wondering what the big difference would be vs cost.

This is my first mac, as i've had pcs for 15 years, and finally gave up on the POS. My main uses are cutting and editing home movies(the clean kind..:cool:), home pictures, some games but not serious gaming and a lot of work(spread sheets, presentations, word processing, etc)
Hmmm....are you doing HD home movies? I've been doing HD movies for years and tried to get along with them ok on the Mac, but truth be told, it absolutely sucks for HD editing. Maybe if you were using a mac pro with final cut studio, and you were a pro then sure. But if you're doing home AVCHD work, it's near impossible. The time and space it takes to do this makes you just want to stop. There are far far better solutions on PC for AVCHD, that completely trounce ANYTHING on the Mac unfortunately. Plus Windows 7 plays AVCHD natively, and it's beautiful. Even using Clipwrap 2.0 on the Mac (I'm a beta tester for them) it still completely sucks.

If you're using HDV it's better for sure, but HDV is pretty much a dead format these days for HD if you're getting something new.

I would just say be careful if you are getting a new machine FOR video editing. iMovie is complete garbage. That leaves you with some incarnation of Final Cut, or Premiere Pro. Video editing is one thing that, in general, a PC does leagues better (unless you're doing editing for Hollywood movies, then final cut pro is a good choice, but you aren't I'm pretty sure) and for much much cheaper. It's not even a contest unfortunately.