iMac 17 or 20?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nukiduz, May 16, 2006.

  1. nukiduz macrumors 6502

    nukiduz

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    Hi to all. I'm buying my first mac soon and it will be a iMac but I have a question. I want to use it for several things but one of them is gaming. I'm not a crazy gamer but I really like them. I don't think I need a 20" screen but since the 20" iMac has upgradaable vram I don't know if the 17" would be enough to run games. Please help me out! Thanks
     
  2. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

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    Both iMacs are more than capable of playing games. If you want a little extra speed, than go with the 20" iMac (with upgraded VRAM).


    Personally, I would go with the 20" iMac just because of the nice, spacious LCD. :)
     
  3. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    20" screen is superior (contrast, brightness, viewing angle) to 17" as well...
     
  4. Platform macrumors 68030

    Platform

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    Very true, they look so much better :cool:
     
  5. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    IF you are open to a refurb, i think the 20" is a no brainer.
    the price difference between the 17" and 20" is the smallest on refurbs.
    i just the 20" refurb last thursday and couldnt be happier.
    bigger better screen
    larger hard drive
    faster processor

    note: you cant get the upgraded video card on a refurb unless you get one of the mythical *free* upgrades when it shows up. i didnt. :(
     

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