iMac: old 20" or new 17"?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fawlty, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. fawlty macrumors regular

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    For the same price, I can buy a 6-month old 20" rev.2 iMac, or the new 17" iMac (with iSight).

    What should I do? - advice gratefully received.

    thanks.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Do you need/want iSight? I'd personally go with the 20 inch screen if it's in good condition. :)
     
  3. vga4life macrumors 6502

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    I bought a refurb 17" rev B. imac (2 GHz/superdrive) for $949 from the Special Deals page on store.apple.com, then bought a nice external 19" LCD (LG 1930B) for $300. Total price: $1249, less than a new 17" or refurb rev B 20" - and with way more screen space than either, thanks to the screen-spanning patch.

    Once you go dual-monitor, you'll never go back to anything smaller than the 30" ACD, trust me. :)

    -vga4life
     
  4. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I'm using a dual display setup also. 19" CRT with a 20" Dell LCD. Now, I'm thinking of getting another 20" Dell to go with my current one.
     
  5. mms macrumors 6502a

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    The dual monitor idea sounds good if you feel that you would need/want the space. If you want to stick with one monitor, go for the 20" unless you plan to use the iSight and the remote with Front Row.
     
  6. javiercr macrumors 6502

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