Last Gen. 24in (refurb) or New 20in

Which iMac.

  • 24 inch (refurb)

    Votes: 8 50.0%
  • 20 inch (new)

    Votes: 7 43.8%
  • You are dumb.

    Votes: 1 6.3%

  • Total voters
    16

RedDragon870503

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In case you didn't notice, and I know most of you probably did. The price of a refurb 24 in (2.16, 7300) is pretty much the exact same as a new 20 in (2.4, 2600). With an educational discount, which I qualify for.

I have had a 20 inch iSight G5 for a while, which I LOVE, but it is time for my first intel.

Given a choice, which would you buy, a refurb 24in or a new 20in.
 

RedDragon870503

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Tough call... I've been reviewing (lurking) through some forums complaining about the inadequate 2600 pro. Is the 7600GT far superior?
 

RedDragon870503

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Great, I made an offer to a forum member for a 24 with the 7600GT

The screen size is important, I mostly encode DVD's and MPEG and use my computer as a media center. The extra horse power would be important but I think the screen size would be put to greater use.

Anyone have a link to a benchmarks comparing a 2.4 to a 2.16.

I think I may be overstepping my bounds here a bit (in the annoying questions category) but is the Core 2 Duo in a 24 inch iMac upgradeable?
 

RedDragon870503

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The Apple laptops use the same processors so their CPU crunching can be looked at here.

http://barefeats.com/rosa02.html

If you feel adventurous you could upgrade the processor to the T7600 at 2.33 GHz.
I know you are the authority on Merom and Penryn so I will just ask and I am a mere n00b: Can I upgrade the processor to the current 2.4 or 2.8 Ghz versions? Since because of your previous post I am assuming no?
 

Eidorian

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Mar 23, 2005
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I know you are the authority on Merom and Penryn so I will just ask and I am a mere n00b: Can I upgrade the processor to the current 2.4 or 2.8 Ghz versions? Since because of your previous post I am assuming no?
The older iMacs use a Socket M processor on Intel's Napa Centrino platform.

The new iMac and MacBook Pro use Socket P processors on Intel's new Santa Rosa platform.

The sockets are not compatible.
 

RedDragon870503

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You read my mind, 650 bucks for a void warranty and 167 extra mhz...

Not going to happen.

Thanks.

Drew