Who should buy the imac 27 with core 2 duo and i5

Discussion in 'iMac' started by leandkmac, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. leandkmac macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2009
    Hey guys, I planning to buy a new imac, and i cant make my mind up. here the 27 core 2 duo cost 1580 euro and the i5 cost 1880 euro. money is not really an issue but on the other hand why spend the extra money if I don't need it. In your opinion who should by the i5?
    I am using mostly photoshop, dreamweaver, imovie, browsing with multiple tabs open at once and also I will be using a software (not sure which one yet) to put my VHS videos on dvd with some editing. I know the core2duo will do just fine but will you see a significant difference with the i5? is there anyone that has bought the i5 who previously owned the 24 3.06 core 2 duo that can tell me his impressions?
  2. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    If you can afford the i5, go for it. It will help with video encoding and will last longer into the future.
  3. lasuther macrumors 6502a

    Feb 13, 2004
    Grand Haven, Michigan
    I think the i5 makes more sense for everyone. The cost is not much, but the performance upgrade is big.

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