Buy an IMAC 20 inch right now or wait until mid-January?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by patrickw59, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. patrickw59 macrumors newbie

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    I am considering to replace my IMAC-G5 20 inch with a more powerful model.

    I was planning to purchase a new 20 inch model (2.4 GHz Core Duo 2) when I suddenly realised that MacWorld will take place mid-january. This is the time when new products are announced.
    I realise that all moments are always good moments to replace a computer, but I am in no real hurry as all these electronic devices cost a lot of euros.
    In your opinion, is an update to the current IMACs realistic?
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    In my opinion, no. Perhaps a speedbump, that would be about it.

    Mac Pro's probably, maybe a slim portable (?), slight chance of iPhone 2.0 (??), but nothing major for the iMacs.
     
  3. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Penryn mobile processors are likely to be in high demand, even if Apple can get some sortof upply then notebooks take priority. I wouldn't expect anything iMac until nearer march.
     
  4. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a

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    Besides, the Penryn chips is pretty expensive (~$600 at the very least) and I'm not sure how the heat is going to be handled... i really don't see them entering the iMac lineup anytime soon.
     
  5. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    The mobile penryns will be like the current ones the iMacs use, probably consuming less heat at faster speeds.
     

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