Please Help : 2010 27" iMac vs. 2011 21" iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lbjsong, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. lbjsong macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009

    I am just an average user with a lot of desk work on iMac.
    (Word, Video Podcasts/iTunes U, web surfing, e-mailing, web-design, illustration, photoshop)

    I am planning to buy a new iMac this week or next week as the back-to-school promotion kicks in.
    I just need to get some help decide between these two products:
    (I cannot really make a decision)

    1. $1270 (in Canadian)
    iMac 3.2ghz i3 Processor ( July 2010 Version )
    27-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    4GB memory
    1TB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics with 512MB memory
    Built-in iSight camera

    2. $1150 (in Canadian with student pricing)
    NEW iMac 21" ( May 2011 Version)
    2.5GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    1920 x 1080 resolution
    4GB (two 2GB) memory
    500GB hard drive1
    AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB

    What is the differences in benchmarking between these two systems?

    I think that it comes down to
    Bigger Screen vs. Speed (with HD Camera) + Free iPod Touch (will be resold)

    thank you
  2. bpeeps macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2011

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