IMAC 2.66 or 2.93?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by FSTR, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. FSTR macrumors newbie

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    I plan to get a new Imac next month, but I am wondering if it would be worth it to spend an extra $300 on the 2.93 vs the 2.66.
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Knowing nothing about what you're wanting to do, it's impossible to say.
     
  3. FSTR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I will be using it to photo edit, running Aperture, Photoshop etc.
     
  4. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    Take the difference in price and spend it on RAM. That'll buy you a lot more than the marginal increase in CPU. Make sure you shop third-party vendors for the RAM, too. Apple usually has terrible pricing on RAM upgrades.
     
  5. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    I would upgrade to the ATI Graphics Card first and more RAM as suggested above.

    If you were video editing the performance would be worth it because of encoding, but I don't think you will really notice anything for what you are doing.
     
  6. razor-sex macrumors member

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    i am in the same situation i think i am going to got for the 2.93 because of the better graphics card and the bigger HD.
     
  7. razor-sex macrumors member

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    i am in the same situation i think i am going to got for the higher one because of the better graphics card and the bigger HD.
     
  8. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    The difference is very small and won't be noticable in normal tasks. Sure, you might knock 4 mins off an hour's video encoding, but that's about it.
     
  9. myuserid08 macrumors 6502

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    Buy a 2.93 refurb, better graphics card, bigger hard drive same price as a 2.66!
     

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