Imac Need some advice

Discussion in 'iMac' started by xA4Hx, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. xA4Hx macrumors member

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    I am looking for some view points to consider on which imac I should get because I never had an imac. I just last year bought myself an macbook black with 2 gig of ram and 2ghz intel core 2 duo, it was my first mac.

    Here is what I was thinking

    20"
    2.4ghz intel core 2 duo
    2 gig of ram
    500gb hd


    vs
    any of 24"

    I am right now paying lots of bills trying to save up for one. I have not went to the store to see if 4 inchs is really needed. I plan not to really use this to play any games or video editing. I need it for hooking into my stereo for music , a computer to burn dvd backups of files, a pc that I can leave on for tasks like basic web , email and other things. Some of the times I have things that need to go on over night like encoding dvd for backuping tivo. It takes to long some times to wait for it to encode them so I can watch the tivo episodes and other videos. I casually download a few things like tv episodes that do not air in the US that take a while via torrent.

    So I want to leave this on , have like 9 spaces or so I can leave lots of programmings that I use daily running all day I can just walk up to it wake it up and contiune in whatever space I need to use. I want to use my macbook less and more for when i am away then when I am at home. I only have a macbook left , got rid of my pc.

    -illusion

    Ps. Pretty lengthy , I am pretty wordy my bad.
     
  2. digitalnicotine macrumors 65816

    digitalnicotine

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    Jan 11, 2008
    Location:
    USA
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    If money is tight, I would look into getting a refurbished iMac. The specs you quoted will do the job quite nicely and then some. I have a 20" iMac, and use it as my home music player, and also for digital web content creation. It's similar to the specs you quoted, just more ram. Good luck with your purchase. :)
     

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