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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 11:07 pm    Post subject: New iMacs Reply with quote

Oh, I think I lust for the i7 Quad!

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the upgrades are great. Quad core in the entry level with a price drops across the board is awesome.

I would have liked to have seen an option to upgrade to 1TB in the entry level model, but 500MB is more than adequate for an entry level machine.

Nice update!
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have liked to see the i7, and the 6970, in the 21 inch model. To me fewer pixels to push means better performance.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting tempted by the 27", but I think I'll hang on for Lion

and hang back a bit to see if there are any display problems reported
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well...I couldnt wait...

I purcahsed Imac 27inch 3.1g ..i5..

I was going to get the i7.. But the 2 week wait was darn to long..

Would there be much difference between i5 and i7?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

azza wrote:
Well...I couldnt wait...

I purcahsed Imac 27inch 3.1g ..i5..

I was going to get the i7.. But the 2 week wait was darn to long..

Would there be much difference between i5 and i7?


yes
http://www.primatelabs.ca/blog/2011/05/imac-benchmarks-mid-2011/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+primatelabsblog+%28Primate+Labs+Blog%29

That being said, most people wouldn't see that much of a difference in day to day use, unless you... play graphic intensive games or transcode video. In most cases, people would be better off putting the extra $ into purchasing more RAM, especially if multiple user accounts will be running simultaneously on the iMac (ie. fast user switching)
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