I choose the 24" white iMAC 2.16ghz over refub 20" Alm iMAC 2.4 ghz

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  1. TAJones99 macrumors member

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    I want to know if this was a bad choice I love this iMAC I paid $950 for it, what would you have done.
     
  2. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

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    I would've done what you did, those white 24" iMacs are beautiful machines. Did you get the the 7300GT or the 7600GT model?
     
  3. TAJones99 thread starter macrumors member

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    The 7300GT
     
  4. bcburrows macrumors 6502

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    Reverse

    Think I would have gone for the 20 incher!
    The difference in specs I think would have more than compensated for the loss of four inches of screen.

    Also if you found you needed more screen real estate you could more easily have added an extra monitor in the future than you can upgrade components
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I would've gone for the 24" because it has a matte screen :D. I think you made a good choice, as you can never have enough screen space.
     
  6. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

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    The 7300GT is not a bad card, and yeah, the matte screen on the white 24" are imo better than the current aluminum 24".

    Does anyone know how the 7300GT compares to the 2400XT?
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I would have gone for the 24" because of the IPS panel. I would've picked a white 20" over the Alu 20" also.
     
  8. TAJones99 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone, I went to the apple store and played with the new 24" and I really didn't feel that much of a difference from mine.
     
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    I might be one of the few that prefer the aluminum models. You get much better hardware and a better graphics card. Sure the screen is better, but since you noticed that you don't see much of a difference between the two, I'm guessing the panel is the least of your concern. The aluminum models handle stuff in the future better (SL, video, etc.).
     
  10. davemulheran macrumors regular

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    what's wrong with the screen on the new alu 24" iMac? I think it's superb!
     
  11. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

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    Glossy screen (which isn't that bad), and alot of the Alu 24" screens have brightness gradient issues.
     
  12. applecultvictim macrumors 6502a

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    I am aboutto do the same thing, what do you guys think?
     
  13. eXan macrumors 601

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    What makes you think that 2.4 had 2400 XT? It could have been the 2007 model with 2600 Pro.

    But still, 7300 > 2400.
     

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