21.5 or refurb 24?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by superatombomb, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. superatombomb macrumors member

    superatombomb

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    21.5 with 1tb or refurb 24 3.06ghz.
    which one would you rather have and why
     
  2. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ....going thru the same thing myself...

    I can get the 24" NIB for $1496 and no shipping cost on base... larger screen, more video memory with a similar card to the new units ATI card with less VRAM... but then I lose the BT keyboard and magic mouse... or don't get anything for a while...:confused::confused::confused:
     
  3. mscriv macrumors 601

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    I would tell both of you to scrape and save the additional $200 to step up the 27" unless for some reason that is too big for your needs. If you are in a position to wait a few months then do that because generally after a few months the new models will start showing up in the refurb store and you can get it then at a lower price. But hey, that's just me.
     
  4. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    No point to get the 27" unless you want a bigger screen, since the two middle models are identical. I was in he same boat as the OP and went with the 21.5. LED is MUCH nicer and better than the last gen models. You get a SD-card reader AND wireless mouse and keyboard which are both expensive. Also getting virtually the same resolution and 2 extra RAM slots so upgrading RAM will be much more reasonable.
     
  5. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

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    21.5 without a doubt, much better screen and slightly better spec[​IMG]
     

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