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

Started Jun 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: iMac i5 3.1Ghz or iMac i7 3.4Ghz (both 27 inch)
In reply to ajimon, Jun 16, 2012

If you expect your computer to last 3 to 4 years minimum, your best off getting the fastest unit you can afford. This helps future proof you and little and extends the life of the computer to better meet your expectations.

Adobe is already making considerable use of the graphics cards in both PS and LR. This is expected to increase in the future releases of those programs. I would personally go for the i7 and the largest graphics/video card available. I would then load it up with 16 GB of aftermarket ram and sit back and enjoy it for the next 3 to 5 years.

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