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

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    #1
    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

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    #2
    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

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Haven, Michigan
    #3
    I think the i5 makes more sense for everyone. The cost is not much, but the performance upgrade is big.
     

Share This Page