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  1. #16
    i5 vs i7 Processor
    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Your Mac's Specs
    2011 17" MBP 2.2ghz, 16gig ram, OS 10.11.6
    Definitely go with the 27" if you can work it into the budget. You"ll love the 27" display!

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  2. #17
    i5 vs i7 Processor
    KennyC's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2018
    Florida West Coast
    Your Mac's Specs
    iPhone xr
    Thanks Harry & Nick. I've been looking at the base 27, adding a 256 SSD & keyboard w/# pad. do like the # pad, being using it from the beginning of pc use.

  3. #18
    i5 vs i7 Processor
    hughvane's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 18, 2008
    Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
    Your Mac's Specs
    MacMini 4.1, OS 10.11 and 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.12, MacBook 4.1, OS 10.6.8
    I've spent some hours investigating a new Mac and, because of space limitations, have settled for a Mini with an i5 or i7 processor, using an existing Viewsonic 21" monitor, maybe an upsize later. An i7 with 16 Gb Ram and 256 Gb SSD is appealing, but will set me back NZ$2679, up from $1449 using minimum configuration of i3/8/128. "That's the way the money goes ...." Interestingly, although 4-core as opposed to 6, the i3 is in fact faster than the i7, but for gaming, which I intend trying more seriously, I think the latter would be superior.

    I have used a friend's 27" iMac, and honestly, it's a case of where do you look next? At close range, it's huge! Keep in mind 27" used to be the size of a tv screen which might be viewed from a distance up to 4 m. Have you considered a 24" screen with a Mini?
    Last edited by hughvane; Yesterday at 09:02 PM.
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

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  4. #19
    i5 vs i7 Processor
    ferrarr's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 21, 2012
    Pawtucket, RI, US
    Your Mac's Specs
    L2014 Mac mini macOS Mojave, iPhone 8+ iOS 12, 12.9" iPad Pro 1 iOS 12, Pencil 1
    @hughvane - I am using a 24” screen with my mini, and it’s about 24 - 28 inches back. Actually, I just hooked up a 24” LED TV to it as well.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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