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    Coming back

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    Coming back
    I am returning! I left the mac world in 1990 to start programming. I needed a wider base, more people had PCs than macs I HAVE SINNED!!!!

    I bought a 286 (remember those) and my first impression of Windows 3.0 was YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING!!

    Why would people choose to use these?

    Anyway I am ditching the pc after 20 years and returning. I think using my iPhone for the past two and a half years made me realize what a better environment Apple is.

    TWO QUESTIONS I am getting the 27 inch iMac should I

    #1 pay the extra $300 to get the 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 instead of the 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    #2 pay the extra $200 for 8 gigs instead of the 4 gigs that comes with it

    I value your opinions - Lonnie

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    iMac 27" 2.66GHz i5, 1TB HDD, 12GB RAM, OS X 10.7.3, iPod Classic 160GB,iPad 1 64GB Wi-fi, iPhone 4S
    If you can afford the extra for the i5, I would go with that. I debated the C2D and the i5, and figured that the quad core would be the best deal and help to future proof my purchase a bit. I can tell the difference between my old C2D 2.66 Ghz PC and the 2.66 GHz i5 in the iMac when doing 3d renders and also with the minimal gaming I do.

    I would get the system with the default 4 GB of RAM. You will have two RAM slots open, and can get another 4GB from someplace like Crucial for less (Crucial has a 4GB kit for $119.00).


    Erik

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    Coming back

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    Thank you - refreshing - having quick to the point answers again!

    Reminds me of my old Atari/Mac days!


    Quote Originally Posted by Chef_eam View Post
    If you can afford the extra for the i5, I would go with that. I debated the C2D and the i5, and figured that the quad core would be the best deal and help to future proof my purchase a bit. I can tell the difference between my old C2D 2.66 Ghz PC and the 2.66 GHz i5 in the iMac when doing 3d renders and also with the minimal gaming I do.

    I would get the system with the default 4 GB of RAM. You will have two RAM slots open, and can get another 4GB from someplace like Crucial for less (Crucial has a 4GB kit for $119.00).


    Erik

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    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Welcome back. A lot of PC developers are seeing enough of their audience "go Mac" to start developing for the Mac again (check my signature for an example!).

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