Is the difference in games performance between old and new iMacs worth £200?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Channard, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Channard macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2007
    I'm still pondering buying an iMac, and at the moment, I can get an iMac 20" 2.16 with an X1600 from Apple, refurbed, for £750.

    But the thing is, if Apple decide to offer a matte screen option on the new iMac, I'll be able to get one with a better graphics card for £950.

    I don't plan on playing anything as taxing as BioShock, but I'd like the ability to run Half Life 2 at a decent rate in high detail, via BootCamp. Would the 20" iMac 2.16 do this? And is it worth waiting around to see if Apple do offer a matte screen option?

    Also, what's the track record like with refurbs? I don't mind the odd blemish on the case, but I don't want to find my iMac has a scratch on the screen.
  2. Channard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2007

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