What's the best 21.5" iMac for me?

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014

I'm looking at the 21.5" iMac models right now and trying to decide whether the dedicated ATI HD4670 model is worth the extra cash.

I have a student discount at Apple so the low end NVIDIA iMac is reduced to £834, while the ATI equipped model is £1055.

I want to use the iMac for making video reviews with Final Cut and i'm quite a prolific Photoshop user too.

Would I see noticeable benefits from upgrading to a dedicated graphics card that justify the additional cost? eg. much faster video rendering or awesome new hardware-accelerated options in design software, etc.

In the end both models have the same 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo processor, screen size and 4GB of RAM so (other than the hard drive) the graphics card seems the only point of difference.

So i ask you: which is the better option for me?

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