What is a better value?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 27, 2010
I understand there is some confusion with the actual models, but I hope you all may be able to help me decide which 21.5 is a better value.

I am debating between:

base 21.5 with an upgraded CPU (to Core 15)


21.5 Core i3 with the '5670' 512mb video card.

I am a casual gamer and would mainly use the computer for gaming, basic web design, office programs, music, photo, video.

Am I better off with just upgrading the CPU on the base, or going with the 'newer' video card and increased hard drive?

Obese Lobsters

macrumors member
Jul 3, 2010
I was wondering whether the same thing. Also wondering if the upgrade to the 5750 is worth the money because of the gddr3 vs gddr5
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