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    21.5 inch or 27 inch imac...hmmmm....
    Im in the market for an imaac and i will be using it for video editing and browsing... what model should i get??

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    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    The 27" has the option for Quad Core processors while the 21.5" doesn't, but has a pretty fast Core2Duo processor. So you'll need to look at that, and also that the graphics card is a little lower on the scale on the 21.5"..

    If you're tight for money, the 21.5" should do, but if you can go to the 27", that'll be quite a boost..

    Regards

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    i cant afford the quad core but i was trying to decide between the 21.5 with the 4670 GFX and 1 TB hard drive and the dual core 27 inch... i was also thinking about upgrading the 27 inch to the 4850 GFX

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    nMP 6-core/32Gb/D700/512Gb: rMBP 15" 2.3GHz/16Gb/512Gb: iPhone 6 128Gb: iPad Air 2 128Gb: NEC PA322U
    If you can, go for the 27".

    The large resolution will be a major bonus when video editing!

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    Since the graphics card can be upgraded to a 4850 ... what graphics card is best for editing... can i stick with the 4670 and still have a really good graphics card for video editing??

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    I don't know
    I just got the 27" and the SCREEN IS HUGE!!!! I seriously only use about half the screen at any given time there's so much real estate, you're gunna love it!
    I got the 3.06 core2duo and its taken everything I've thrown at it and laughed.

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    27" iMac 3.06GHz 4Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD; 16Gb iPhone (white); Aluminium MacBook, 2.4Ghz, 4Gb, 500 Gb HDD
    +1 - just got the dual core 27" and I love it!

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    27" all the way. bite the bullet; be glad you did everytime you use it.

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