My first Mac!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by guklein, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. guklein macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to buy my first ever Mac today, a 20'' model. I will use it mainly for domestic works (internet, office, musics, photos,...)

    Is the 2.66Ghz iMac worth the price over the 2.4Ghz model? Also will the graphic card in the 2.66Ghz make a really difference?

    Or it is a good idea to save $300 and put 4GB RAM in a 2.4GHz model?

    Thank you!
     
  2. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    The performance difference between the 2.4 and 2.66 20in iMacs is negligible in domestic use. 2x2GB (4GB) DDR2 800 iMac ram is about $50 if you upgrade it yourself.

    If there is an Apple store in your area, you might want to attend a switcher's seminar. You can even bring your old PC in and they'll help you migrate your data, and recycle your PC if you like.
     
  3. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I live in Brazil. There is no apple stores here, just authorized stores.

    I do not care about processor (2.66GHz x 2.4GHz) and Hard Drive. About RAM I will upgrade it to 4GB if I buy the model with 1 GB.

    My mainly doubt is about graphic card (256MBx128MB). I do not play games on computer but I am afraid of it will make a big difference. :(
     
  4. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    Don't worry. You'll be fine with the base. I promise. Its a gorgeous machine and you will get years of good use from it. It plays games like World of Warcraft with no problems too.
     
  5. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    The 2.4 is good for your needs. Enjoy your new mac.
     
  6. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Then...the savings of $300 (comparing with 2.66GHz) worth, right?

    Of course I will put 4GB of RAM.
     
  7. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    Its definitely worth it. Sorry to hear you don't have an Apple store to goto. :(
     
  8. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If I upgrade myself the memory in my computer for 4GB...could I lost the guarantee of AppleCare?
     
  9. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    Installing ram will not void your warranty, but your Apple warranty will not cover your new ram. Almost all ram has a lifetime warranty though. No worries.
     
  10. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,

    About Imac 20'' (2.66GHz). A reference MB324LL/A is from the last model released?

    Thank you.
     
  11. holden15 macrumors member

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    I have the 2.4 Ghz, base model iMac, it's fast. The graphics are surprisingly good considering the whole computer was only $1,199.

    Your going to love your Mac, by the way. You'll never go back to windblows! :)
     
  12. mactoids macrumors newbie

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    Congrats on soon owning your first Mac. You will not regret it. BTW, we still have a G5 iMac with Leopard among our computers - and it does a lot of real work each and every day. Have fun!
     
  13. descartes macrumors 6502

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    save the $300 and buy the ram separately. enjoy your imac.
     

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