Buying 27 inch iMac- 2.7 or 3.1 ghz?help!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 8cats, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. 8cats

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    hello guys:D

    we are planning to purchase the iMac 27 inches, just can't decide whether we should get the 2.7 ghz or the 3.1 ghz. is there a considerable difference in function? the 2.7 is $200 cheaper than the 3.1 , it is intended for home use.

    one forum said the 3.1 consumes more energy and is a little on the "noisy" side. is this true?

    is the 3.1 processor worth the $200. upgrade?
    please help us decide. will be purchasing asap.
    thank you so very much and God bless us all!

    luz & family
    anchorage,ak
     
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    IMO there's not much difference between 2.7 or 3.1 since they share the same cache anyway, I'd rather save that $200 and invest into a SSD drive+7200HDD if I have the moolah :)
     
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    i agree. not much difference.. well depends on your usage. but save the 200 bucks
     
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    Yeah, just save it for accessories :) the 2.7 will do.
     
  5. yammie

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    depends on your budget. :) but for me, i'll take the 21" iMac since it's only for home use and use the extra money for apple care and accessories.
     
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    I share the same opinion. If it's not really used for big projects i guess 21" will do for home use. ;) enjoy!
     
  7. 8cats

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    thank you soooo much guys! as always, my fellow muggers are here to help.
    it's thanksgiving here in the states and tomorrow is black friday sale...the apple products are 45 to 150 dollars off...

    will be purchasing the 2.7 27incher...can't wait!

    love, blessings and prosperity to all of us here!!!!:D
     
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    make an unboxing vid :) then share it to with us.
     

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