What would you choose?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vargihate, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. vargihate macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2009
    If you had to choose between the i5 iMac with 8GB’s of Ram or the i7 iMac with 4GB’s of Ram what would you choose and why?
  2. Andy348 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2009
    i7, because of the following:

    -RAM is easily upgradeable, and DDR3 RAM will come down in price soon. You cannot say the same thing about a processor.
    -The computing world is moving more and more into Quad Cores. Soon the Arrandale CPUs will be coming for the MBP (soon is a relative term, next year some time) and then I'm sure we'll just be seeing average computers with Quad Cores. I wouldn't buy a C2D right now unless I had to.
    -I've always gone by the philosophy "buy as much power as you can afford". If you're even debating the i7, it means that you have the cash to buy it. I'd go for the more powerful one.

  3. RKO macrumors 6502


    Oct 21, 2008
    Yes i agree also as it is easy to upgrade RAM later but not so with the processor. If you can afford the faster i7 then go for it.
  4. Scippy macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2009
    I'd go with the i7.
    You can easily update the ram in the future.
    Trying to update the processor.... Not so easy.
  5. vargihate thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2009
    That’s great, I thought it would be an issue to debate but you made it too easy for me to decide. Thanks people, god bless.
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed, if you can afford it go with the i7.
  7. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2009
    i7 because ram is cheaper to upgrade and easier [​IMG]

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