Which iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BigCanoe, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. BigCanoe macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I currently have a PC and an Apple 20" (1680 x 1050) LCD monitor. I am considering going back to the Mac. I will most likely be buying refurb. I am torn between the following:

    21.5" 3.2ghz i3 w/ 5670 512mb and 20" Apple LCD

    vs.

    27" 3.2ghz i3 w/ 5670 512mb and sell the 20" (dont have room for both)

    I want to use the system for iMovie, XCode, and World of Warcraft. Any suggestions?
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I'd go with the 27" unless you are wanting to run a lot of apps at once in which case the dual displays may be better.
     
  3. BigCanoe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As long as the apps are not full screen (like WoW), would a couple fit comfortably side by side on the 27? I assume given the same cpu and video and ram that WoW would run at a higher frame rate on the smaller LCD.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I can fit two windows on my 24". With 27", two apps side by side will work brilliantly.

    The extra resolution won't be a huge deal in games, not more than 10FPS I would say
     

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