What would be best

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ddevin2005, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. ddevin2005 macrumors newbie

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    I have a friend who would like to by an iMac. She is a graphic designer and will be using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver. Basically Adobe suite. Which 2009 iMac would best suite her needs? What video card would be best for her?:) (she is not a gamer and will not be video editing out side of imovie)

    2.66

    2.93

    3.03

    Budget is somewhat of a concern:apple:
     
  2. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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  3. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    The 2.93GHz model would probably be the best for her needs. Although, the 2.66GHz model will suffice.
     
  4. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    Doesn't really matter too much. Just make sure she has at LEAST 4GB of ram.
     
  5. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Faster is always better than slower.

    More is always better than less.

    Now, depending on how much budget is a concern, you might have to scale back - but my advice is that many people regret spending too little and getting too little in return; but just about nobody regrets spending more and getting more in return.
     
  6. kasakka macrumors 68020

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    The performance difference between those will be minimal. I'd go for the cheapest and instead invest the money saved on a SSD drive and 4GB RAM.
     

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