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Lenovo A700 or iMAC 27"??

by misterIAN86 / November 14, 2010 9:03 AM PST

Specs on Lenovo A700

Processors1 Intel? Core? i5-450M processor
(2.4GHz up to 2.66GHz with Turbo
Boost, 3MB L2 Cache)
Operating system12 Genuine Windows? 7 Home Premium
Chipset Intel? HM55 Express Chipset
Memory8 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
Hard disk4 1TB SATA HDD
Optical device5 DVD Super Multi Double Layer Drive
Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon? HD 5650 1GB
Display 23? Full HD Multi Touch Screen
1920*1080 pixel resolution
Warranty 1-year On-site Warranty
Special Features ? IR Remote Controller
? JBL Speakers with Dolby Home Theater
? Lenovo IdeaTouch
? Hybrid TV Tuner
? OneKey? Rescue

iMAC 27" spec will be the one with the i5 core.

i will be using the coms mainly for web serving, watching movie, working on microsoft office programs and some light gaming ranging from maple story to DOTA

As for the price, Lenovo is @ S$1899 and iMAC is @S$2888
can anybody pls help advise on which system i should go for in terms of performance vs value vs duralibility.

By the way i'm from singapore.

thanks and regards,
cyril ian tay

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2010 2:17 PM PST

I fear PCs are not durable. I've yet to find many go 2 years without some work or repair even if minor.

But the nod is to the PC for gaming.

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Agree with Bob . . .
by Coryphaeus / November 17, 2010 8:46 AM PST

But not for the same reason.

I currently have a Levono ThinkCentre desktop (high end Pentium dual core) and three ThinkPads. Previous are two older ThinkCentres and four ThinkPads. Simply, they do not break. The reason they are previous is they have been either sold or given to family. They still work. And just for grins I have a 1997 ThinkPad 385-CD running W98SE. And yes, it's still running perfectly.

Look at the forums and see how many IBM/Levono problems are listed. And there's an entire forum for Macs.

Humbly submitted.

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