iMac current 2.4Ghz 20" or the previous one?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ferball, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. ferball macrumors newbie

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    Im going to buy an iMac tomorrow (My first mac!) Im going to buy a refurbished one.
    Should i get the current 2.4GHz 20" iMac with these specs

    Refurbished iMac 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    20-inch glossy widescreen display
    1GB memory
    250GB hard drive
    8x Superdrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Built-in iSight camera

    Or for E80 more get

    Refurbished iMac 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    20-inch glossy widescreen display
    1GB memory
    320GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Built-in iSight camera

    What do you think worth the extra?? I will use it for gaming, music and movies mainly but I'm not that heavy a user.
     
  2. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    Save for a few more weeks and buy a 24" :)

    Seriously, get the newer of the two.
     
  3. ferball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Graphics

    What about the better graphics in the older imac tho??

    Would the ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB be much better than the ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB??
     
  4. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    From what I can see at the Apple store (US) they are the same vintage. Both Aluminum 20". The HD 2600 pro is the optional video card. Here's some performance benchmarks. Looks like, while not as good as the Nvidia 7600 the 2600 out performs the 2400.
    http://www.barefeats.com/imacal.html
     
  5. ferball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So whats the verdict?? Would the new processor make up for any short comings? Or should i get the older more expensive one?? :confused:
     

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