Should I replace my iMac 10,1 with the current?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Buffsteria, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Buffsteria macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2012
    I have a 27" iMac Core 2 Duo, 3.06Ghz I think.

    I use it for Photoshop digital matte painting, as well as ZBrush.

    Will I see better performance if I upgrade to the current lower end 27" iMac 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5? Worth the upgrade? Don't want to spend too much since a refresh is due within a year but my iMac is crawling.
  2. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

    Epic Xbox Revie

    Jun 15, 2010
    Washington, D.C.
    You'll see a boost, and it'll be pretty nice. If the new iMac comes out soon though, it'll sting you.
  3. Buffsteria thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2012
    My previous iMacs lasted a very long time and I think the price isn't too bad, iMacs have ok resale value. I think I'm going to buy it.

    By the way, my 2010 iMac was obsolete ONE MONTH after I bought it. That did sting. But the jump from Core 2 Duo to i5 is greater than from i5 to i7 I think.

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