2.4GHz or 2.8GHz imac 24" ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by brian001, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. brian001 macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2008
    I am torn between 2.4 and 2.8GHz 24" imac. I will be using it mostly for photos and light home video editing and also internet. Is it worth the extra money and will i be able to see the difference performance wise? I would probably bump up the ram myself to 4gb. Any recommendations?
  2. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2008
    I think you should just get the 2.4 Ghz and save the extra money. I don't think you will notice a difference between 2.4 and 2.8 if all you are doing is light video editing, photos, and Internet.

    But yes, definitely upgrade the memory.
  3. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    How long to you plan on keeping this? If you think you will keep it for 3 - 5 years, then I would say go ahead and get the 2.8 GHz model, but if you like to upgrade your computer every year or every other year, then just get the 2.4 GHz model.

    I would recommend upgrading the RAM to 4GB. I bought 2 x 2GB sticks early this year for $95.

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