Purchase Advice 27" 3.06 C2D Vs. 27 i3

Discussion in 'iMac' started by moneyman118, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. moneyman118 macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    I have the C2D, purchased in January. I sold it on ebay, not shipped yet, and could get the 27" i3 for the same price I sold it for on ebay with a new printer and some new BOSE Companion II speakers, my BOSE companion 1st gen are from 2006. But is it worth all of the hassle for this small of a speck jump. I'm a casual user, no crazy games or video editing. Perhaps i'll rent from redbox, a DVD vending machine for $1 for the ones who dont know what redbox is, and handbrake the DVD to my iMac so I can watch it on all of my iDevices.

    Please help!
  2. moneyman118 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
  3. brogueboy macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2010
    I would go for the new i3. If you don't, you will always be wondering whether you should have taken the plunge or not. :)

    Also, HandBrake should be a little faster as well. Even though its not a huge upgrade, at least for the same amount of money you will be improving your machine and you won't have to go to the hassle of backing out of the ebay auction.

    To me, its like saying for $5, I can either get one pack of oreos, or 1.5 packs of double-stuff oreos.

    I think you have to go double-stuff or go home.
  4. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I would go with 27" i5 refurb, it's a lot faster than those you mentioned and doesn't cost much
  5. D4F Guest


    Sep 18, 2007
    Planet Earth
    i3 generates less heat than C2D.
    No matter how you look at it it's always better.
  6. dexthageek macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2007
    Or get the 27'' i7 refurb for the same price as the 27'' i3 :D

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