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Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Which new imac do I really need?


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I want the 27 inch and here is what I do on it....

Internet
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Lots of photo stuff....just a hobby...but i take alot of photos and love photosoftware
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Do I need to upgrade anything or will everything the base model has be enough and fast enough?
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The base model would be perfectly fine for your computing activities...in fact (technically)...it's way more than you need!

But that's ok...extra is always nice! I'm using a 4 year-old MacBook Pro...and my computer is more than you need.

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Awesome! That saves $$$
So will these new Imacs just introduced...be faster than my 2gb 800mhz ddr2 sdram 2.4 ghz Intel core 2 duo Bought in 2008 New

I have issues with iphoto and photoshop with the little spinning thingy after I'm on forawhile.
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Awesome! That saves $$$
So will these new Imacs just introduced...be faster than my 2gb 800mhz ddr2 sdram 2.4 ghz Intel core 2 duo Bought in 2008 New

I have issues with iphoto and photoshop with the little spinning thingy after I'm on forawhile.
Sure they will be faster...2-3 years of improvements (2008 vs. 2011) will definitely make the 2011 iMacs faster.

As far as the "little spinning thingy"...this can be caused by a bunch of things that are not necessarily due to the age of the computer (especially a relatively "not old" 2008 iMac).

You can get the "little spinning thingy" on newer computers as well...it can happen due to computer "misuse" by users. In your case...(with 2 gig of ram) a ram upgrade could help as well. Which is a LOT CHEAPER than a new computer!!!

- Nick

- Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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