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

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

  1. Bader macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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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