21.5" or 24"?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by greg0rn, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. greg0rn macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Ocasionally a lower end 24" (2.66Ghz) refurbished imac shows up for sale in refurbished bin of the apple store. Need your help in deciding if it is a good buy? At the present I'm serious about getting base 21.5" one, refurbished or new.

    Your comments will be greatly appreciated.
  2. tac22 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    I would get the 21.5, it may be slightly smaller screen, but its a better quality screen (if there are no defects) and The CPU is much better at 3.06, That what i would buy, plus its just a little more future proof and will have better resale value in the long term.
  3. Paix247 macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2006
    iMac 24" 2.66GHz GeekBench = 3565
    iMac 21.5" 3.06GHz GeekBench = 4297

    Plus, you can install 16GB of RAM in the new iMac, and only 8GB of RAM in the 24". The 21.5" is a great deal when compared to the previous models. Its $999 when on the Refurb Store
  4. greg0rn thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Many thanks for quick responses. Will do as you said.

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