Which iMac 27'' is better for watching HD and HD Playback?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Bader, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Bader macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2010
    I am about to get an iMac 27'' this week, I want it mainly to watch HD Videos, I won't use it for any graphics work or even video/audi editing.

    I have a question is there any different in HD video quality between the 3.2GHz Intel Core i3, and the 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5?

    If there is no different I will pick up the i3 Intel Core.

    Thank you in advance :)
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    The i3 will suffice, even my 2007 20" iMac with 2GHz C2D CPU and 4GB DDR2 RAM can easily play 1080p content.
  3. courboy macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    I recently bought the 27" i3 and i'm thoroughly pleased with it. I would consider upgrading the RAM in the future but that would be more of a luxury upgrade than a necessary one.

    I am just amazed how how much quicker this is than my UMB 2.4ghz 4gb (to be expected I guess). Anyway, 1080p videos are not an issue, but it does make me wish for some 1440p demos so I can see what it really looks like.

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