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iMac i5 3.1Ghz or iMac i7 3.4Ghz (both 27 inch)

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iMac i5 3.1Ghz or iMac i7 3.4Ghz (both 27 inch)
Jun 14, 2012


I'm having a tough time deciding between 3.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 and 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7

Primary needs : Editing raw files from 5D Mark2 and D700 in CS5, DPP and CaptureNX2. HD video editing in After effect and Final cut pro.

Having read a lot on web, and having seen pages of benchmarks, it is obvious than i7 has a good lead. But my question here is, do I really need all that power for my needs?

Once bought I don't plan to upgrade in next 3-4years time.

Appreciate your suggestions.

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