2.4 vs 2.8xtreme -- worth the xtra $250?


macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 27, 2007
I don't have a full understanding of tech specs like most of the folks here do. I'm going to buy a 24, probably order with 1GB RAM and order a 2GB stick from Ramjet (unless anyone has had a bad experience with them -- please tell me).

What I'm not sure of is whether the 2.8 is worth the $250 upgrade. I use iMovie a bit, but mostly use my iMac to edit and retouch in Photoshop -- typically 25-50MB files. Would I see a major speed difference from 2.4 to 2.8? I don't play video games or anything.

Appreciate advice.


macrumors 68020
Aug 15, 2006
The Rainbow Nation RSA
Well if you think of computers in the old days most would only have about a 400Mhz processor, think older G4's, and this is an extra DUAL 400Mhz so think of it as almost adding another old computer into your computer. So yes, I think it's well worth it.


macrumors 68030
Jan 8, 2003
Beats me.

I suspect not.

(but I just bought an iMac and went for the upgrade. Better safe than sorry and it may add to the life of the computer...)