Is the price increase from 2.16 to 2.33ghz worth it?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eddiel, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. eddiel macrumors newbie

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    Hi all

    I think I have come to the end of the line with the waiting around for an update so I'm taking the plunge and getting a 24" iMac.

    My question is...here in the UK the cost to increase the speed to 2.33ghz is £170 (USD320) so is it worth it for the speed bump.

    My config will be excluding the processor speed:

    2gb Ram
    NVIDIA 256mg card
    500gb HD

    So what do you all think? I do have the cash for the upgrade so that's not a problem. I'm thinking more value for money here. Also, i could use the cash to get some other things now rather than a few months down the line e.g. software.

    Thanks

    Eddie
     
  2. TBi macrumors 68030

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  3. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, not really worth it. Buy some flashy peripherals to go with your imac with that money. You'll notice it a whole lot more. :)

    Cheers
     
  4. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    I agree! The difference will be insignificant, IMO.

    But should should definitely "feel" a difference with the upgrade ram and graphics card. More so than the processor.
     
  5. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    I agree, it really isn't worth that kind of money, the difference won't be noticeable. :)
     
  6. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    Not worth it. If you want to spend the extra money, buy an external drive for back-ups. But saving the difference is a good idea too.
     
  7. itsme92 Guest

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    You won't notice the difference. Don't get the upgraded processer.
     
  8. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    $320 sure is a lot, but there is more to that than just the processor isn't there?
     
  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Agreed with all of the above: it is completely not worth it. And you'll feel especially foolish if they bump the 2.16 to 2.33 in the next rev for the same price, whereas if you buy the 2.16, a bump to 2.33 isn't all that big of a deal.
    Here in the States, it's $250... just for the speed bump.
     
  10. eddiel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks to everyone who replied.

    I think I'll save the £170 and spend it on something else.

    Eddie
     

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