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Here in the United States the difference in price between the "Late 2012" 21.5" iMac with the 2.7ghz and the 2.9ghz cpu is $200.

Looking at the Geekbench 2.0 scores (32 bit & 64 bit modes):

- 2.7ghz (8068 / 9145)
- 2.9ghz (9506 / 10756)

As you can see…the 2.9ghz scores approx 1400 points higher in 32 bit mode…and approx. 1600 points higher in 64 bit mode)…than the 2.7ghz model.

To me this is a fairly sizable increase…and worth the extra $200 for the 2.9ghz cpu.

Also realize that the 2.9ghz 21.5" iMac comes with slightly better graphics hardware.

HTH,

- Nick

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