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PixelMage

 
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I am thinking about getting the iMac 2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7. With the following specs:
- 8/16GB memory
- 256GB SSD and 2TB ATA combo
- 27in screen

I keep reading pros and cons on the i7 over the i5. Some say the hyper-threading is not well managed by Mac OS X. Other threads say the i5 is just as good as the i7. Barefeats had a decent review on this model but someone said that the performance is designed to show off the chip and may not correspond to real world experiences.

I would like to do some video and image editing and supposedly the i7 would be ideal for it. I would like to keep the machine for at least 3 years.

I would like to get people's thoughts on this, especially those that actually own the latest version of the iMac i7. Thanks.
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