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I5 quad core or i3 dual core in new imac

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November 9, 2010 5:51:23 PM

Hello,

I am debating between a 3.2 GHz i3 imac or a 2.66GHz quad core i5. The quad core is 100 dollars more than the i3. I would be multi-tasking such as: surfing the web, excel, eye tv, and buring dvds, along with matlab, and photoshop.

Would the i3 do? I could also upgrade the i3 memory or graphics card?

your thoughts would be great! Thanks,
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November 9, 2010 7:10:21 PM

Yep for multitasking the quad core wins, especially in apps like photo shop that is designed to handle 4 core plus.
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November 10, 2010 8:34:57 AM

i3 suffices for your tasks but i5 will definitely help in apps like PhotoShop.So i say its worth the extra $100.
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