Which iMac should I get? (details inside)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tbb07, May 6, 2011.

  1. tbb07 macrumors newbie

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    So I'm getting an iMac tomorrow, but I'm not sure which is the best suited.

    So here's all the relevant information in a nutshell:
    I use Adobe Fireworks on a daily basis. Sometimes I use Adobe Illustrator. I rarely use Photoshop.

    I plan to use Coda and Transmit a lot (I like to submit content to the web).

    I might use Final Cut Pro or Adobe Flash to make movies and flash, but do not really take this into consideration.

    Here are all the iMac models:
    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/imac/select?mco=MjIwNTQyNjE

    I think of all of the, I should get the $1499 21.5in model. Agreed? I mean, does anyone regret getting a 27in model? Does it make things more of a hassle, navigating in a screen with such a huge screen? I mean, I don't want to spend too much time moving my mouse to click on something on the side like a vector tool (I'm still working on memorizing my hotkeys).

    Anyways, so what do you guys think?
     
  2. dh2005 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, dude. Nothing could be further from the truth... the 27" iMac's desktop is a profound pleasure to navigate. If you're a graphics man, I'm certain you'll appreciate it.
     
  3. Dresevski macrumors 6502

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    Bigger is better

    Just like when purchasing TV's I think you would regret not having the 27" after the initial joy of purchasing a new iMac subsides. To me the extra $200 would not be a big deal for one of the best screens around. You'll get used to the navigation and in combination with adjusting tracking settings it will be amazing. That's what I did! Moving the pointer quickly to the side is not a pain and you will benefit from the increased space.
     
  4. tbb07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm, well should I shell an extra 300 for the higher spec 27incher? Or do you guys think it's definitely not necessary for my use.
     
  5. dh2005 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure the computer would be great, no matter which size you buy. I'm not trying to strong-arm you. Do whatever you like, mate.

    But, honestly, the 27" screen is a complete knock-out. I can't do it without, now.
     

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