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Comparing two refurbished 27" iMacs

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I'm trying to decide between 2 refurbished 27" iMacs. Both are $1699 on Apple's web site. They seem mostly identical, except for the processor (i7 vs i5) and video card. Here are my options:

2009 iMac 27"
  • 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 (quad core)
  • 1066MHz RAM
  • ATI Radeon HD 4850 with 512MB of GDDR3 memory

or

2010 iMac 27"
  • 2.8GHz Intel Core i5 (quad core)
  • 1333MHz RAM
  • ATI Radeon 5750 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory

For working in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Aperture and playing the occasional WoW and Starcraft II game, which is the "better" machine? I guess what my question comes down to is this: how much faster is the i7 over the i5? And how much better is the ATI 5750 versus the 4850?

Your opinions are greatly appreciated!

Mike
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I would say the i5 with the 5750 is better. Even if the i7 performed better than the i5 i would still go with that Radion 5750. Which I dont even think it does, but dont quote me on that.

My vote is 2010
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