Looking for a quiet imac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Annemieke, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Annemieke macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2008
    We’ve decided to replace our iMac 10.2.8. We definitely want a 20” screen, but are hesitating between 2.0 GHz or 2.4 GHz. Quiet operation is more important to us than power: is the 2.0 GHz quieter than the 2.4 GHz? Thanks!
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    There's really no difference as the loudest component is the Hard drive or optical drive. Though I say get the 24", it is glorious!
  3. digitalnicotine macrumors 65816


    Jan 11, 2008
    I would go with the 2.4 GHZ, as the speed difference is noticeable, and it won't be louder than the 2.0 GHZ model. The iMac is due for updates soon, so I'd hold off until the new spec comes out. This way, you will have the option for getting the Penryn chip (which runs cooler), or buying the current spec for cheaper. Good luck. :)
  4. Annemieke thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2008
    Thank you both for your answers - after reading Gimmeslack's answer I ordered immediately (20", 2.4GHz) so I couldn't follow digitalnicotine's advise even if I'd wanted to. My Appleworks 6.2.9 is giving me a lot of grief, so I don't think I'd have had the patience anyway.
    Much appreciated both! xA

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