imac versus macmini + 24" monitor

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mollusc, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. mollusc macrumors newbie

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    Hey
    just wondering what you think
    is it better value now to max out a mini and get a 24" apple LED, or get a 24" iMac and then max it out?
    weighing up potential lifetime and power
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

    scienide09

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    I'd consider the Mini, but wouldn't pair an ACD. Consider whether you need Apple's high-end monitor to go with what is essentially an entry-level machine.
     
  3. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    I looked at this quickly, and if you do go with the ACD, your price for mini+monitor will exceed the price of the iMac, but with slower chip, less memory, and smaller HD. If you get a less expensive monitor the price would be less (duh). But it seems that the all-in-one is the better value for performance.
     
  4. mollusc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies
    I realise that the apple led is an expensive option and i could get something decent for a third of that price.
    A really good display is important to me and i would like to use it for many years.
    the mini is a bit lacking in power, but if i have a great display i can always upgrade to a more powerful mac later (and utilise the mini for other purposes)
    the imac has power but not quite as much as i was hoping for, and its display is a bit under par in comparison, however it would meet my needs for the moment (which the mini might not) but i wonder for how long, bearing in mind it is laptop tech.
     
  5. saltyzoo macrumors 65816

    saltyzoo

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    Yet another user that doesn't fit the Apple mold.

    How big does this group have to grow before Apple sees fit to meet their needs. :(
     

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