Should I upgrade to an I7 ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by shenfrey, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    Do I need one?

    At the minute I am using a 27" Imac with a C2D processor, 4GB of ram and a 1TB HDD. Now first let me bullet point my MAIN uses from my Imac and then a quick follow up of why I use a mac. Hopefully this will give you enough information to beable to decide for me (Because clearly I am not big enough to choose for myself!) weather or not I need a new I7 Imac.

    - Browsing the Web
    - Visiting and contributing on forums
    - Watching a TON of videos (Youtube, Video game websites, News sites, etc)
    - Manageing photos (personal photos, friends, familys, good times. Nothing fancy)
    - Typical mac stuff: I.E Using Dashboard, Word Processing, mangeing and listening to my music etc)

    Now I use my mac for these things because I find it so easy to use first and foremost but also using OS X is such a clean, crisp and smooth experience for the most part. I use my Mac every single day of my life, it is my hub of not just my life but also my famlies and my closest friends. I will never stop using mac for these reasons and hopefully, this has given you an insight of just what a mac does to benefit my life.

    Now the £1 000 000 question (I am english so I will use me sterling thanks ) SHOULD I upgrade? I don't feel the need to honestly, I never really complain about speed, but then again I haven't seen what these new macs offer me, is it more then just raw speed? Is it faster enough to warrant a purchase? Or should I just keep living my life with my imac I have already?

    Thanks guys : )
  2. Tabudrummer macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2011
    I wouldn't suggest upgrading, you dont seem to need any more power than you have. It would be a waste of your money, what you have at the moment is more than adequate, save your money, or just put it to better use, haha.
  3. scoobydiesel macrumors member


    Aug 29, 2010
    I honestly see no reason for you to upgrade, Maybe add some ram? But really you dont game or edit photos/videos or anything along them lines? Then you should be fine. Maybe spend the money on a super comfy chair :D
  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
    I agree, no upgrade.

    But throwing $100 at it for another 8 gigs of ram (12 total) cant hurt and its a fairly small investment.
  5. eljanitor macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2011
    I concur that you do not need to upgrade as well.
  6. dcmachead macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011
    Washington, DC
    Wouldn't Upgrade

    Based on what you've described, it doesn't sound like you'd see a noticeable difference in your user experience with an i7 processor.

    My wife recently bought a MBP i7 2.3Ghz with 8GB of RAM and there's a DRAMATIC reduction in the time it takes to render HD video when compared to my 3 year old MBP with 2.4Ghz C2D with 4GB of RAM. For everything else, it's pretty much the same. The boot time on the i7s is a lot shorter, but I seldom boot the machine cold.
  7. ZeD X macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2011
    Pick up the i7, or stay with your actual config.

    I think you should buy the new iMac when it will be released, with thunderbolt and stuff. Your config is not bad that cant wait for the new release.
  8. archer75 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2005
    I'd stay with what you have. For what you do on your machine I really don't see any type of upgrade benefiting you at all.

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