iMac 17 or 20?

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

  1. nukiduz macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2006
    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


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    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


    Oct 8, 2003
    Canberra OZ

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


    Dec 30, 2004
    Very true, they look so much better :cool:
  5. slackersonly macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2006
    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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