Is the more expensive 20" worth it?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by urbanskywalker, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. urbanskywalker macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2007
    I am a student getting a 20" imac. My question is, should I spring for the more expensive iMac 20"? I am not worried about the extra hard-drive or speed. My main concern is the graphics card difference. How much better is the 2600 version?

  2. OTA macrumors newbie


    Aug 7, 2007
    I don´t think so.

    For 300$ you take a xbox360(wait for a new version with the heat problem exterminated) JUst for games and still with your imac20´!:cool:
  3. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY
  4. urbanskywalker thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2007
    Thanks, but without more context this does not say much. Personally, I don't play any games, but I do edit some video and work in photoshop.

  5. jmufellow macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2005
    That's a good point. Is it really worth the $300 for a better graphics card, a little more HD space, and .4GHz more of cpu speed?

    In the end how much difference would this make to the average user? Probably nothing noticable.
  6. Agent Smith macrumors 6502

    Agent Smith

    Mar 21, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    Unlike the difference between the 2.2 and 2.4 ghz MacBook Pro (where the 2.2 is by FAR the better value), I'm not so sure this is the case for the iMac. This is not based on anything scientific, but I'm thinking that more vram might make Leopard run easier, in addition to the more taxing aspects of CS3. I would also think that it would make video work easier for the pro users.

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