iMac Core 2 Duo 2.33Ghz vs AL iMac Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz

Discussion in 'iMac' started by je1ani, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. je1ani macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007
    ok I have the option of buying both machines for $1000.. which model would be the better value? Both are used and 20" but the 2.33 comes with the Nvidia 7600GT and 2GB of RAM while the AL iMac is stock. Which would you get?
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    What are you going to be using the Mac for?
    Do you have a budget to add upgrades to the machines?
  3. David G. macrumors 65816

    Apr 10, 2007
  4. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    I'd get the 2.33 GHZ iMac.

    Pros: Better processor, better graphics card, more HD space if it comes with the stock HD, comes with more RAM, and comes in Matte.

    Cons: Cannot use all 4 GBs of RAM (3.3 GBs max), slower bus speed.
  5. je1ani thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007
    thanks! i am getting it to resell on ebay after adding ram..
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Not if it's a 20" it doesn't. If it's a 20" it has the x1600. The 7600 was only an option on the 24" model.

    That said, I'd still get the white one because it has a faster processor, more RAM, and a better graphics card (even the x1600 is better than the 2400).
  7. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2007
    The older 20" screens are reported to be better quality than the 20" screens they're putting into the new aluminum iMacs.

    Also, for me, the matte screen will win out any day over the glossy covered one.

    Go with the white iMac, then go out and buy one of the new ultra-thin aluminum series keyboards. They rock.
  8. psonice macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2005
    If you're getting it to resell on ebay, who cares which is better? Look at completed sales on there, see which gets the highest price, buy that one.
  9. je1ani thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007
    I'm sorry the white has a 256mb video card I assumed it was the 7600gt

Share This Page