Which 27 inch iMac?

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

  1. hansiedejong. macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    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

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    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

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    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

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    That's a HUGE difference.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    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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