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So i'm gonna buy a lil' big brother for my ibook G4 (whose only fault atm seems to be his lack of HD space).
i'm a graphic designer/ illustrator.
i had been looking into mac pro's, but since i'm not officially registered as a designer, i can't put it in as a business cost. So spending 4000 dollars on a top notch mac that'll last me 10 years seems less interesting than spending 2000 on a mac that'll give me 5 good years.
So i'm thinking the sweet'n sexy new 27" imac.
with 2TB disk and one of the highest processor options. Only problem is, i'm doubting between the i5 and i7. Will there be a noticable difference/ a difference in the long run. I've been readind up on these, and i still can't seem get a descent opinion.
I mainly use Photoshop and Illustrator. I'll probably be doing some light video work once i have kids in a year or two. Very much into photography. A wee bit of music recording could happen. And since i just head Steam/ valve are coming to mac, i'll probably pick up some games, but i don't forsee a hardcore gaming career.
Can anyone help to bring some clarity into the situation?
Oh, and also, How does its video card, ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB, hold up to the current gen of video card. Any good? The last time i invested in a seperate "great" video card, it was a voodoo 2, so i'm a bit out of the loop. (haven't gamed in ages...)