A general question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gadgetgirl85, May 18, 2009.

  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

    gadgetgirl85

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    I really don't know too much about this sort of thing (I'm female, forgive me :p) but is the speed of opening files, opening safari etc influenced by memory or the processor speed? I'm looking to buy a 24" iMac eventually but I will not be doing too much high intensity stuff, mostly word, itunes, net surfing, a bit of photoshop and thats about it so I'm wondering if I'm better off getting a lower end imac if that will be ok for me
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    its really a combo of both as well as hdd speed and a multitude of other factors

    with that said, i would still get the lower end mac if you arent using it for intensive stuff
     
  3. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    Umm... How are the computers in your signature working out for you? The iMac should be about the same speed as them.
     
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you having a particular set of genitals or two X chromosomes has much to do with your apparent lack of computer knowledge.

    Given what you want to do, the lowest end iMacs will be perfectly fine.:)
     
  5. PaperMacWriter macrumors 6502

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    So true. I've only been to the genius bar a few times, so I have only a few samples, but all the female geniuses were more helpful and polite.

    As for your question, I have no idea. Id say your biggest bottleneck is your internet connection speed.:p
    SG :apple:
     
  6. JCastro macrumors 6502a

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    Now thats funny! :D True, but funny!

    While I agree that the low end is all that you will "need", I think you should get the best iMac that you can afford. It will pay off in a few years as everyday software becomes more processor intensive.

    But again, a 2.4 will do you for several years doing basic type stuff.
     

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