Which One Should I Buy?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by wvuwhat, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

    wvuwhat

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    I'm considering the high end 21" and the low end 27". I'm typing this on my early 09' iMac 24" 2.66. I was waiting to get a Retina display, but the new form factor has me intrigued and ready to buy.

    I have 1st and 3rd Gen iPads, 2 iPhone 5's, Roku, PS3, Xbox, and 3 Apple TV's on the network. Not sure this matters?

    The iMac serves as my main computer, about 6 months ago it started slowing up, slowing up a WHOLE lot... I keep iTune's, Twitter, Mail, iPhoto, Safari (usually, there are about 5-7 tabs open), etc. etc. open AT ALL TIMES. I do some minor CS4 work (family usually asks me to take photo's with my DSLR when we have an event and send them to them. I shoot RAW, touch up and send to them).

    I know it comes down to budget, but do you really think that the extra 5.5" and a different graphic card justifies the extra 300 dollars? Especially, since the last I heard you could stream your desktop through your Apple TV and this Mac will be in a room that has a 60" HDTV?
     
  2. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

    MisterKeeks

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    I heard that the streaming is somewhat blurry- It probably wouldn't be good for normal computer use. Keep in mind that, though 5.5" might seem small, it isn't, as the screen is measured diagonally, so there is actually a very large difference between the two sizes. As for whether you should upgrade, that's entirely your decision, and I rarely upgrade (typing this on a G3), but it sounds like it's getting too slow for you. I would get the 27" if you were to upgrade.
     
  3. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    From a budget standpoint, the fully loaded 21.5" iMac is the best. It has a geekbench score of over 12000 and with the fusion drive, it will pretty much scream! You probably won't need another upgrade for at least 3 years.
     

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