Buying an iMac soon...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by knowledg333, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. knowledg333 macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2006
    Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm itching to buy a new Mac; and I have my heart set on a 24" iMac.

    What do you all think of the timing? Is now a good time to buy? Are there any major updates coming in the next 2 or 3 months?

    Also, can anyone tell me the pros and cons of the 2.66 GHz model when compared to the 2.93 GHz model? Those are the two price points I am considering.

    Thanks! :cool:
  2. jamin100 macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2008
    if you want to buy an imac buy it!

    Dont let people persuade you that an update is coming soon otherwise you'll be waiting for ever and a day to get your new mac!
  3. kindablue09 macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2009
    I love the screen :)

    If you are a college student or an educator of a sort (or you know one), jump in on the deal and get a free ipod before sept. 9th.
    Plus I believe you can get a 100$ rebate on a printer too.

    As far as the models go... it will all depend on what you use it for. All apple products can do basic web browsing, movies, word processing, music, etc.

    Personally I use my imac all the time as my tv - it works great!
  4. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Nope. Q1 2010 as earliest.

    2.93GHz has 300MHz (9.3%) faster CPU and better GPU (GT120 vs 9400M). 2.66GHz will be fine for you unless you play modern games. :apple:
  5. knowledg333 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2006
    Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
    That's what I love about it as well. And the small footprint. :)

    Really? No updates/upgrades before Christmas? :eek:

    While I do like the extra CPU power, I am a bit concerned with the video card. I do like playing newer games, but would be more into using the computer for Adobe Photoshop CS4 to do graphic work for my own health product company, and possibly some very minor video editing. I will likely be using a Final Cut Suite (not sure yet though). Does that change the game a bit? :eek:
  6. Blair230 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2009
    Near Philly
    If you do like gaming and for photoshop, Id actually go with either the GT130 (or if you can afford it...the Radeon 4850). Theyd cover those needs for a few years.

    If not, definitely the GT120 over the 9400M.:apple:
  7. HazRutter macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2009

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