Switching from VAIO 16.4 to iMac 21.5

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dsensi, May 16, 2011.

  1. dsensi macrumors newbie

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    I am really tempted to buy my first Apple computer ever, which would be the new iMac 21.5 i5 (US$ 1199). The performance figures seem to be outstanding.

    The point is: only one year ago I´ve bought a Sony Vaio 16.4 Core Duo, basically as a desktop replacement, and I´m still happy with its speed, with its LCD Full HD screen (the dot pitch is similar to that of the iPad), with its blu ray drive. The only problem is that sometimes it crashes with many apps running parallel. My main use for it is photography editing (Photoshop and Lightroom).

    Should I switch to an iMac 21.5? (27 is way too big for my desk)

    Cons: I would lose the BD-ROM drive and there wouldn´t be any resolution upgrade (1920x1080)
    Pros: I would gain in speed and probably in system stability.

    Abandoning Windows is not an easy decision... and my Vaio was bought only 1 year ago...

    Any thoughts of additional pros and cons would be helpful.

    Thank you!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    How much RAM does that Sony have? Can you upgrade it?
     
  3. dsensi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    4 Gb RAM (can go up to 8 Gb), 500 Gb HD
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    The try 8GB first and see if that improves your Sony.
    Btw, Gb stands for Gigabit, GB stands for GigaByte. One Byte is eight bit.
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I'm going to agree with the above post, try upping it to 8GB and see if that helps. It's a lot cheaper than a new iMac and sounds like that would be helpful for your system.
     

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