1. Robber Soul's Avatar
    Hi all. This is my first post and I require some assistance in choosing the right iMac replacement for my needs and I'm hoping your suggestions and advice will help steer me in the right direction. I should point out that I am not very computer literate.

    I currently have a 2010 iMac with an i3 and have decided that I will definitely go with a 27" 5K version with 16GB of RAM, but am uncertain about whether to go with a 3.4GHz i5 with 4GB of video memory or go all out and buy a 4.2 GHz i7 with 8GB of video memory instead.

    I will be using the computer primarily for iTunes, amateur music recording/production (Logic Pro X) and some amateur photo editing. I have thought of possible video editing in the future but I'm not sure if I would get too serious about it, if all all. Therefore I'm not sure I really need the 8GB of video memory. It may be a waste. Lastly, I am hoping to get another 8 years out of this computer as well (fingers crossed).

    Any advice would be greatly welcomed and appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Rob
    08-19-2018 07:07 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    With video editing, you are going to want as much CPU power as possible. Go with the i7.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-19-2018 09:58 PM
  3. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    If you can afford the Cadillac, then get it. It won't be a waste.
    08-20-2018 06:32 AM

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