2.0 vs. 2.4GHz 20" iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by montycat, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. montycat macrumors 6502

    montycat

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    Is there much difference between these two? I will be buying an iMac soon and I need to know if the base model will fit my needs. I do absolutely zero gaming. I will mainly be using the computer for general web browsing, iWork, iPhoto, iTunes and iMovie. I'm going to upgrade to a 320 gigabyte HD. Thanks, MC
     
  2. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be doing pretty much what you're doing on my iMac 2.0ghz when I get mine in October... I think the 2.0 will be great..

    although the 2.4 does also get you that better GPU, but again, if you're not gaming, I think the 2.0 will be fine
     
  3. montycat thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your reply. I too am waiting until October. I'm looking foward to getting my new iMac!
     
  4. seany916 macrumors 6502

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    For what you listed, get the 2.0 and factor in the difference from the 2.4 (that you would have spent) and put that in a CD (bank type) rolling at 5% or so until you decide you want another computer. Don't buy accessories you won't use more than 3 or 4 times. So many people buy crap.

    Sorry (ramling)...

    2.0 will be great!
     
  5. smythey macrumors regular

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    My new 2.0Ghz runs beautifully using the main OSX apps plus a few others such as EyeTV , Google Earth and Neooffice.

    Ive just ordered another stick of RAM, but not sure it'll make much difference, but hey, only £25!
     
  6. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a 2.0 GHz iMac. I use it mainly for email, surfing, writing, photo and music management. I've played around with some minor video editing on it in iMovie and it's fast. I don't game so I didn't bother with the 2.4 GHz.

    I did, however, throw in another gig of ram which made a world of difference.
     
  7. montycat thread starter macrumors 6502

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