Shopping for a new computer 27" i7 iMac with SSD a good option?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by OldSpice, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. OldSpice macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2010
    Hi Guys,

    I'm in the market for a new computer and I am considering either the 15" i7 MacBook Pro or the 27" i7 iMac. I am currently using a 12" 1.3Ghz PowerBook G4 and I think a new faster computer will be a welcomed change.

    I want a fast computer that will last several years (4+). I also don't mind paying extra to get it.

    I was configuring a 27" iMac on and noticed that for $750 you can add an additional SSD (1TB Serial ATA Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive).

    My question to you is do you think the extra SSD will deliver improved performance? Better I/O? If so, would the improvements be noticeable or significant?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Merthyrboy macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2008
    I've got the 21.5 inch and that does everything I need to fast enough like using Logic Studio. I'd try to find some of the benchmarks and see how much of a difference they are. I would find them but I'm sort of in a car with very little signal so would take me ages. It is a lot more money to shell out though the $750 (could go towards your next iMac maybe) What are you going to be using your computer for though?
  3. OldSpice thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2010
    Thanks for the response! I will be using the computer for web browsing, word documents, PhotoShop, Flash and application development. I will also be looking to virtualize it and run Windows or Linux.
  4. Joewebster macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2010
    New York
    If you're daring buy a compatible SDD off, and install it yourself. You'll save a couple hundred bucks.
  5. Jazwire macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2009
    I love mine, no regrets.

    Pretty much same set up

    I7+256GB SSD+1 TB HD

    If i had to do it all over again , I'd get the same machine, maybe even just get the 2TB HD.
  6. OldSpice thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2010
    How difficult is it to install your own SSD? Dose Apples iMac support more then one drive by default?

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