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Quad Core iMacs

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by charles, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. charles

    charles Senior Member


    Does anyone have a 27" i5 or i7 iMac.

    I've been reading up on them a bit and noticed they outperformed the
    8 core mac pro's benchmarks.

    I was just wandering if they are noticeably faster in cs4 than previous models as there is a good deal on a 24" core 2 at my local solutions store.

    also i heard something about john lewis doing a 2 year warranty?
  2. CSparkes

    CSparkes Senior Member

    To be honest, I think the major difference is going to be in Video rendering & processing large photoshop files, so going to ask what type of file size are you likely to be working with?
  3. Anon.

    Anon. Senior Member

    I've got the i5 and am very pleased with it.

    Using a MacPro with 2x 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo processors in work and the iMac easily out performs that in CS4, mainly because my iMac has got 2GB more RAM.

    Our new 8-Core Pros should be arriving in work next week so i'll be able to give a better comparison then.

    Yep, John Lewis do indeed give you two years warranty :)
  4. tim

    tim Senior Member

    john lewis doesnt cover battery or anything like that, plus you have to wait like 3 weeks to get it back unless you're a huge customer (like berry ;))

    (not that imacs have batteries :p, but john lewis warranty is very limited) - by all means get it tho, im just saying apple care works out way better

    to be honest why the hell would you need a quad-core imac for flippin cs4!?
  5. charles

    charles Senior Member

    - You have to pay for apple care
    - Premiere Pro / After effects
  6. tim

    tim Senior Member

  7. charles

    charles Senior Member

    premiere pro def needs quad core for video conversion.

    what kind of student cards are accepted? only nus?
  8. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Probably not a good strategy for a business?!
    Especially if they ever found out??
  9. tim

    tim Senior Member

  10. tim

    tim Senior Member

  11. charles

    charles Senior Member


    I have to say, I hate going in to an apple store now, it's full of people checking their emails that have no intention of buying anything from there at any point in their life and I wanted to actually have a go on a pc i'm gonna buy and couldn't get in front of one.

    Obviously they get people buying multiple systems on a day to day basis, but is there any chance they will do some kind of discount as I'm buying a mbp, imac and timecapsule at same time? or throw in some accessories...
  12. tim

    tim Senior Member

  13. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    That's your problem right there.

    Sorry I'm in a very sarcastic mood this evening!! :rolleyes:
  14. charles

    charles Senior Member

  15. Greg

    Greg Active Member

  16. tim

    tim Senior Member

  17. Alex L

    Alex L Senior Member

    Just wondering, where are the student pricing for macs? And what qualifies for student discount?
  18. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Student discount varies but it is over 10% on most hardware, this is for UNIVERSITY students
    I am not sure on HE students at other institutes but school and college would seem to get lower discount by alot
  19. Alex L

    Alex L Senior Member

    Yeah, I'd wait till the end of the year to get one dependent on what course I decide on.
  20. tim

    tim Senior Member

    imacs - 12%
    macbook - 14%
    macbook pro - 15%
    mac pro - 16%
    mac mini - 10%

    students are entitled to one desktop and one laptop per school year :)

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