24" iMac a Safer Bet?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jodr, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. jodr macrumors member

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    I've gone through two brand new 21.5" iMacs now, both with bad yellow tinge, unacceptable for the video and graphics stuff I need to do with it (and of course, for any new premium-priced computer...but Apple is still willing to sell them and hope we don't notice?).

    I finally got a refund, and while I don't want to defect to PCs (it would be a pain considering I work off of a MBP, too) - I was wondering if the 24" iMacs are a safer bet. Mac Connection is selling an awfully attractive one. After unboxing two lemons, I'm a little gun-shy.
     
  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    I say go for it. If you're not planning on getting a 27 inch for the nehalem processors or mobility 4850s, then I don't think there's any reason not to choose a 24 inch over a 21.5 inch if you can find it cheaper.
     
  3. MaLiLoMAC macrumors newbie

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    I bought a 24 inch refurb about a month before the refresh, and at first I was bummed out that I didn't have the 27 inch monitor, but I went and checked it out and I actually prefer the look and size of the 24 inch. The colors on the 27 WERE more vibrant, but honestly the 24 inch looks just fine and I prefer the size as well as the silver border. It is a great machine. My only regret is that I could have gotten it cheaper but that's it. I say go for it! It's the last revision before the refresh, so it has all the kinks worked out, and is plenty powerful.
     
  4. tchockey macrumors member

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    hi
    go for it !!!!!!!! best deal on imac out there. 24 3.06 4gb 1tb pcconnection express 1329.00 shipped new. I have had 3 i7 quad core and 21.5. I love the the speed of the i7 thats about it. I org had 24 with ati 4850 and wanted to shoot someone for selling it after getting all the new imacs. I was lucky enough to get a used 24 with 3.06 gt 130 and 1tb. I love it, 24 is the perfect size. no yellow and super fast as well. I thought I was going to lose something with gt 130 compared to 4850 I had, but for some reason this 24 is much faster. it was a very late refurb from mac. I think it boots up as fast as all my i7 quads.
    you will love it at almost half the price as i7 quad.
    good luck !!!!!!!
     

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