Which iMac?

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

  1. BigCanoe macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2003
    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


    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. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    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

    Jan 13, 2003
    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


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    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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