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2011 27" iMac vs 2010

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bigkahunaintx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 7, 2011 7:43 AM

Hi gang,

 

Well I have finally decided to get my iMac and replace my Macbook Pro. It's great to see the new models, but I have a couple of questions that I hope I get some logical answers to.

 

1. I had been planning to get the i5 model at $1999, but the new models have improved i5 at $1699. Fair assessment that the new model is better than the old one?

 

2. I also had planned to get the $1999 iMac for the video card, but the new one has the ATI 6770 versus the 4850. Again, is okay to say that this is better for less money?

 

I do use FCE with my Macbook Pro and I have been happy with the performance, is there really a reason to spend more money on the faster i5 and the 6970 video card?

 

Thanks in advance for your opinions!

 

Mark

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • andrewfromtumwater Calculating status...
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    May 7, 2011 8:06 AM (in response to bigkahunaintx)

    Hi how are you today?  I have no idea if this helps but I bought a 27" Imac with the 2.93 I7 and 8 gbs of ram on April 21st.  It was a great machine and I really loved it so I wake up on the 4th of May and low and behold their are the new Imacs.  I was inside of my return date by one day.  So after alot of thought and getting some suggestions.  I did box up the "old one" and took it back to my locak Apple retail store and there were absolutely great about letting me exchange it for the new one.  For $2199.00 Same price as the older one.  I got a 27" with the I7 3.4 processor and 8 gbs of ram.  They did have that in stock after the Apple people of the phone insisted they would not have that in the stores as of yet.  But long story short it all depends on what you feel you need I just wanted it to be ready to last quite awhile is all.  My wife is the game player in the family if they would have hat it in the store I would have gone for the machine with the 2gb  card.  But that does have to be ordered so I walked out with a swap no additional charges at all.  Just left the orginal credit card info in force and no need to write up things like the phone support had said...They told me I would have to credit the card and redo the whole thing not so at all..Good luck to you.  You will love whatever you decide on...The real reason I decided to go to the trouble is the newer machines are supposed to run cooler.  As we all know Heat is the enemy of anything electronic so I really hope it works out....Have a great day

  • Dave Barnes Level 4 Level 4 (2,975 points)
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    May 7, 2011 9:17 AM (in response to bigkahunaintx)

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