Which 27 inch iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hansiedejong., Jun 2, 2010.

  1. hansiedejong. macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2010

    I want to buy a new iMac 27 inch.
    I will use it for:
    - Surfing the web, mail, listen to music etc.
    - Play Steam games (Orange Box)
    - Use Aperture 3 (in combination with my Canon EOS 1000D)

    Which 27 inch is for me --> Core 2 Duo vs i5
  2. sadcamper macrumors regular

    May 19, 2010
    I'd personally go with i5. C2 will probably be sufficient for now, but for future investment, I'd future-proof as much as possible...plus, the i5 isn't that much more expensive.

    Make sure you perform the yellow-screen tests when you get your machine. Many think the problem has been resolved, but in my experience, it's not.
  3. Steve Jobs=God macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2007
    I do the same kind of stuff as what you've listed and i went for the C2D machine, and to be honest it's a beast! Yeah the i5 is obviously a better equipped machine, but if that's all you need it for, your not really going to benefit from the differences, it'll still do the same stuff only a few seconds different
  4. thomashw macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2010
    That's a HUGE difference.
  5. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    i5 is almost twice as fast... Aperture is the only app that may benefit from it now but you never know what's happening in future ;)

    i5 is only 300$ more, it should be no brainer

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