20" imac still considered great value? or not so much anymore..

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by solchitlins, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. solchitlins macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    thinking about getting a refurbished 20" imac.

    Refurbished iMac 20-inch 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    20-inch glossy widescreen display
    2GB memory
    320GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256MB memory
    Built-in iSight camera
    $850
    the above specs are probably adequate for what I'll be needing.

    Is this still the best I can get in this price range?

    or should I bite the bullet and get the new 21.5" or a refurbished 24"
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

    techound1

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    Refurbs will always let you maximize your money. If you've got the extra cash for a 24", go for the extra real estate - you'll have a higher resale value on the other end.
     
  3. solchitlins thread starter macrumors regular

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    anyone know where I could see a side by side photo comparing the displays of a 20"/ 21.5" and 24"?

    thanks Badger I saw that but I'm worried that if I bought from Macconnection and I got a bad screen "one with yellowing or flickering" or "high pitched noise" that it would be hard to return.
     
  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

    Badger^2

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    Dont be. macconnection is an excellent company with great customer service.

    yellowing and flickering seems to be only limited to 27" screens.

    If you see my sig, I have both the 20" and 24" AL iMacs, and have looked at the 21" and 27" many times. I dont "see" the difference between any of them.

    However, the 20" iMac screen is a crappy TN panel. Most users wont notice the difference, but here in my design studio, you can see the crappiness of it everyday.
     

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