Originally Posted by Octavean
Its also convenient to forget that the Apple iMac has been somewhat neglected as of late and as such still sports a Sandy Bridge processor. That’s right there has been no upgrade to Ivy Bridge for the iMac product line. The video subsystem on the 27” Apple iMac consists of a AMD Radeon HD 6770M to Radeon HD 6970M (1 or 2GB) option both of which are older quasi antiquated solutions. In addition to that the price range for the 27” iMac with 2560x1440 display is likely elevated for this “seasoned” hardware ranging from the already stated ~$1699 to ~$1999 USD and that’s with a Core i5. If you want to upgrade to the Core i7 option it will cost you another ~$200 for a whopping total of ~$1900 to ~$2200 USD.
And still a more pleasant viewing experience.