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

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    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 Apple.com 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

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    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

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    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

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    If you're daring buy a compatible SDD off newegg.com, and install it yourself. You'll save a couple hundred bucks.
     
  5. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

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    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

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

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