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Sat Aug 11, 2012, 11:16 AM

Does anyone have a new 27" iMac?

Is it powerful?

What are the toughest apps you run on it?

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Reply Does anyone have a new 27" iMac? (Original post)
Stinky The Clown Aug 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #1
Stinky The Clown Aug 2012 #2
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #3
REP Aug 2012 #5
REP Aug 2012 #4
Stinky The Clown Aug 2012 #6
REP Aug 2012 #7

Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 11:19 AM

1. Yes, will be setting up final cut pro next week...

That's probably the toughest app.

But it's at the office and it'll be awhile before I can provide useful feedback.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:43 PM

2. Thanks. My work computer is a 2008 Dual 4-core Xeon MacPro. Apple just announced . . . .

. . . . . that MountIn Lion will no longer support anything up to the model immediately before mine. Mine still works fine and doesn't seem at all slow, by clearly the handwriting is on the wall. I'm not sure I need another big workstation honker like this. I suspect an iMac could meet my needs.

I also want to upgrade to a Retina display when they come out, although the display on the top 27" iMac is pretty damned close. I also need to run dual monitors and a 27" Apple Cinema display next to the iMac would be perfect for me.

Again, it just goes back to how the new iMac compares, speed wise, to my Mac Pro.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:56 PM

3. I haven't been down to the Apple store to check the new MBP retina displays.

But people say that they're unbelievably detailed, sharp, and clear, and that it's hard to imagine needing higher resolution than that.

On a 27" screen I imagine it would just be crazy good!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 11:16 PM

5. They are super awesome

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 11:15 PM

4. Yes

Crap, I dunno. PhotoShop CS 5.1 loads in mere seconds now as does iMovie; what used to take hours to load/edit/reformat/save now takes minutes.

I'm not on it now, but I do have the fastest processor available + max memory.

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Response to REP (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 11:30 PM

6. My MacPro has 2x2.8 GHz Xeon processors and 14 GB of RAM

How would you guess that compares to the current iMac you have?

Are you loading apps from a solid state drive?

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 01:02 AM

7. 3.4 Ghz core i7 16GB RAM

Most applications are on the SSD, which is my boot drive

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