An excellent computer with a display well beyond HD with 2560-by-1440 resolution at 27″, this Mac gives lot’s of screen real estate for software development, video editing or creating web design, while keeping your desk free of cables (will just need power, and everything else is wireless).
The Graphics chipset ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR3 memory or ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory will give you screaming 3D performance, and you can simultaneously use the built-in display and a external display (up to 2560 by 1600 pixels).
Our recommended configuration
- 27 inch iMac.
- 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 8MB shared L3 cache; Turbo Boost dynamic performance up to 3.46GHz; Hyper-Threading for up to eight virtual cores
- 8GB DDR3 SDRAM – 2x4GB (and not 4×2 GB, so that you have room for 2 more modules to expand to a total 16 GByte DDR3 SDRAM.
- 2TB SATA Harddisk
- ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory
This will cost you about $ 3,000, but you will have one of the most powerful desktop computers you can get, and you will enjoying coding this one, if you are feeling up for ut, you can get an external 27″ or 30″ display to get some extra screen real-estate.