Apple just came out with their latest iMacs yesterday, so I took a look at their specs to see how much has changed in the last six months. I’m happy to say very little!
If I were to replace my 27″ i7 iMac today, I would get the following:
- A processor that is .13GHz faster.
- Memory that is 266MHz faster.
- An upgraded video card (ATI Radeon HD 5750) with twice as much RAM (1GB).
All-in-all, that’s not a huge bump and certainly one I can live with. This iMac is still the most insanely powerful, gorgeous computer that I’ve ever owned. I often feel unworthy to own such a pristine piece of technology, but there’s no way I’d ever think of giving it up either.
Just out of curiosity, what do you predominantly use your iMac for?
I’m a motion graphics designer and have been reserved to the thought that I’d need to buy the biggest and best (and, yes, most expensive) Mac that Apple makes.
This is going to be an expensive year for me, however, because I’ll also be upgrading all of my software at the same time as my hardware. Therefore, I’m trying to save on cost wherever I can.
I’ve researched for hours trying to decipher whether the i7 iMac will have enough horsepower for my daily work activities, which mostly include somewhat heavy renders in After Effects and Cinema 4D.