iMac 20" early 2008 (entirely NEW!!) vs. iMac 20" early 2009

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iPorFerLuis, May 11, 2009.

  1. iPorFerLuis macrumors newbie

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    Cantanhede, Portugal
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    Good afternoon mac users of this forum.. I'm from Portugal..

    Well.. I'm about to buy another apple computer, an iMac 20" (I have now a MacBook Pro Core Duo 1.83 GHz) and today i saw in stock 2 iMac's early 2008 model entirely new!!! then comes the doubt...

    early 2008 model: 1049 €
    2.66 GHz / 2 Gb RAM DDR 2 / 320 GB HD 7200 Rpm / ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO 256MB GDDR3

    vs.

    early 2009 model: 1099 €
    2.66GHz / 2 GB RAM DDR 3 / 320 GB HD 7200 Rpm / nVidia GeForce 9400M 256MB shared with main memory

    I need help right now with this and remember peolple.. the early 2008 model is entirely NEW!!!

    Thanks from Portugal and sorry if this thread was expose before..
     
  2. jnc macrumors 68020

    jnc

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    Get the 2008 model :)
     
  3. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    I would have to look at both the screens first, because I've heard that the 20" 2009 screen is so much better than the 2008. Literally like the 24" screen, but only 20". I would sacrifice the GPU power for screen, but thats just me.
     
  4. aaquib macrumors 65816

    aaquib

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    2008.

    DDR3 has shown very little to no performance gains. It's pretty much useless right now. But the improved, discrete graphics will be a huge gain in everything you do. Especially hen Snow Leopard launches.
     

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