Thread: Intel Core 2 duo or i5 or i7
06-26-2012, 12:32 AM #1
Intel Core 2 duo or i5 or i7
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- May 29, 2011
- 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, 02:01 AM #2
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- Nov 28, 2007
- Nambucca Heads Australia
- iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
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.Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
06-26-2012, 03:57 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, 04:12 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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