Imac - 2.66 vs 2.93?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mdww, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. mdww macrumors newbie

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    Looking at getting an Imac for running Logic (Express, maybe Pro in the near future though) and some light video editing.

    With the off-the-shelf specs, would there be any need to spend the extra money on the 2.93 version or would the 2.66 be more than enough machine to work with? Would happily spend the money on software/audio interface etc instead of higher specs that we don't actually need.

    Thoughts?

    (love this site by the way, very useful and friendly!)
     
  2. rich2k4 macrumors regular

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    i was jsut about to ask this question as well.

    only i will use the computer for internet, chat, music, watching videos.
     
  3. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    If Logic Express needs/recommends a dedicated graphics card, get the 2.93GHz version with the ATI 4850, if not, the 2.66GHz iMac is fine.
     
  4. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...get a refurb of the higher model to get the iMac for a similar price point.

    Macmini2009, how do you like that HP monitor?
     
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  6. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...thanks for the info, I'm looking at that model and the HP 2408 at our base PX.

    The 2009 is $149 and the 2408 is $249 (last one NIB) at the store and I'm trying to decide on the size = I think the 2009 is a little on the small side and the 2408 is a little on the large size - I'm just trying to decide on the price vs. size issue...
     
  7. Surklyn macrumors regular

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    If your going to do some heavy music editing and mixing, you'll want as much ram as you can for high track counts, DSP effects, and what ever other software synths etc you want to put in. Other than that.. the difference between the 2.93 and 2.66 in processor speed would not be that noticeable. If you can get the 2.66 and grab some aftermarket ram.. you'll be golden.
     
  8. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    The screen size is big enough for me.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This would be my recommendation as well.
     

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