Thread: Intel Core 2 duo or i5 or i7
06-26-2012, 01:32 AM #1
Intel Core 2 duo or i5 or i7
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- 2012 Mac Mini, i7 2.3 GHz, 1TB,8GBs Ram
Hello I am finally going to break down a buy a Mac. But I would like to save some money. So here is where I need help. I found a iMac that is a 2009 model and it I has a 3.06ghz processor in it which is a intel core 2 duo. Or should I just save my money up and buy a 27inch iMac with a i7 this winter? I would mostly do a little video editing, image editing, and a little bit of gaming.
06-26-2012, 03:01 AM #2
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- iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
The 2009 mo0del lags way behind current iMacs. Whisper is a new model coming soon maybe. If you purchase the 2009 model you will be disappointed when new model is released.
06-26-2012, 04:57 PM #3
depending on what you do and how much the computer is..
If you just do normal stuff then your really not going to see a difference...Mac Pro 4,1 (Flashed to 5,1) W3570 3.2 Quad..48GB RAM..Gainward GTX 570 "Phantom."
MacBook Pro 5,2..2.8Ghz C2D..8GB RAM..240GB Vertex +
06-26-2012, 05:12 PM #4
The 3.06ghz cpu came in both the 21.5 & 27" 2009 iMac models. It certainly wouldn't be fair to compare a 21.5" 2009 iMac to a new 27" iMac.
It would also help to know how much $$$ we're talking for the 2009 iMac. If you're able to get the 2009 model for an excellent price...it may be worth it. But if you're able to get a new iMac for not much more...then you would be better of with a new model.
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