I made the right choice right?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by SaleenS351, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. SaleenS351 macrumors 6502

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    I went to the apple store this morning and purchased a 24" 2.4GHz iMac. I was gonna order online and order the upgraded CPU to 2.8GHz. But money was an issue and I don't do video editing or serious photo work either just basic and decided to get 1GB stick of RAM instead of the extra .4GHz. I plan to upgrade in 3-4 years hopefully, I might be married by then so maybe I should've gotten the extra CPU power:)

    I did the right thing...no?
     
  2. lord patton macrumors 65816

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    if money is an issue and you're not a power user, then yes, you did the right thing.

    But you should always order your RAM from a third party, like here: www.macsales.com
     
  3. SaleenS351 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did, I got a 1GB stick of Crucial for $24 from Fry's.
     
  4. drafty5857 macrumors newbie

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    I'm in the same boat, I got the 24" 2.4Ghz, with many posts of people getting the 2.8Ghz I wondered the same thing.

    If money is not problem then yes 2.8Ghz (or may be at that point a Pro), but I have a really hard time justifiying $2000+ for an all in one computer.

    One thing is for sure, in a couple years they'll have quadcore mobile and 2.8 or 2.4 won't make any difference then. In the past I spent xtra bucks for the fastest, and later regretted that I spent so much on technology that was now outdated.

    You got the best looking computer in the market (Sony and HP all in one look like crap), great materials - Aluminium and Glass, great screen with good camera and the speakers are great. I love it and for 1800, excellent value!!

    I wish people would put more weight in the overall value of the Imac rather than if its 2.4 or 2.8. and or its got a bad video card or not.
     
  5. pcorajr macrumors 6502

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    You got what you could afford, that in it's self is doing the right thing. enjoy your new mac =)
     
  6. lord patton macrumors 65816

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    damn. :eek:
     
  7. zap2 macrumors 604

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    sounds like a good idea...you might be increasing the RAM in 3-4 years, but it should be fine for basic apps
     

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