24in Screens on iMacs

Discussion in 'iMac' started by scomax, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. scomax macrumors newbie

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    hi guys,
    i am (or was before i saw the prices) thinking of buying an imac and was wondering if anyone can share their experience of the 24in screen. I plan to use it for basic home stuff such as photos, video editing (basic), t'internet etc.
    I dont plan to play any games on it (i have a ps3 and a wii which do a much better jobs me thinks).
    The question is this: will the low end 24in imac be good enough? there seems to be a lot of negative comments round here on the graphic card.
    also on a not less serious note, do you find the screen too big on your desk. Is it overwhelmingly big?

    thanks
     
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    In my experience, the larger the screen, the more you can do/see/accomplish. The new iMac I think has great specs, it's just that some people wanted more.. of course :rolleyes:
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    9400M is intergrated, it sucks. It will easily handle tasks you mentioned but video editing can be laggy. I went for 2.93GHz with GT130 512MB. I may do some gaming but I have PS3 too... 24" is perfect, 20" is too small.
     
  4. dommo92 macrumors member

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    Yeah the 24" screen is pretty slick. H-IPS panel I think. The 20 inchers don't use those so if you do a side by side comparison with the 24" and 20" you'll see a huge difference. And as for ziggyonice... dude... the new 24" high-end is a joke. The clock speed didn't change at all... That's why I went out and got myself a nice core i7 last week :D
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    They were so sure that it'll have quad-core and 9800 etc. Apple never goes with mass, so why they expected "iMac Pro".
     
  6. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

    ltldrummerboy

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    At the moment I have both the 20" and 24" early-2008 models. The 24" screen is absolutely gorgeous, especially next to the smaller one. The only complaint is that it's a little too bright, but that can be remedied by applying a different color profile.
     

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