iMac 2.16 versus 2.4 (or 2.66)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JDALouis, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. JDALouis macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2009
    Is there a significant difference between an iMac with a cpu of 2.16 versus a newer iMac? Weighing the difference in getting a refurb iMac and the 2.16 is at a really good price. Your thoughts???
  2. és: macrumors 6502a


    Not really. Buy more RAM with the money you save.
  3. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2009
    No big difference. Unless you make HD movies.
  4. hankolerd macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    My friend has a 2.4 and I have the 2.16. His boots about 5 seconds faster, but in os x they are very similar. If you play games the newer versions have nicer video cards, so you might want that.
    I would suggest waiting a few more weeks though, I expect new iMacs will be coming out any day(or week), then you will either want to get a new iMac, or get the 2.4 or 2.66 refurbished for the same price as the 2.16 is now. :apple:

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