Need 20 inch Decision Help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Geekboy, May 8, 2008.

  1. Geekboy macrumors newbie

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    I only have the budget to buy one of the two 20 inch iMacs. I'd prefer the $1199 offering with the 1mg of ram. I don't open alot of applications. I'm currently on a 7 year old G4 (667 mhz) with OS9! Yes, it's true and I'm hardly able to do anything anymore.

    Should I spring for the extra $300 and get the 2mg ram 20 inch model and a little more hard drive space and a little more speed or should (if I find out later) I just upgrade the ram myself if need be if I get the lower end 20 inch model.

    I don't plan at all on doing any video editing or photos or whatever. Mostly internet, email, playing dvds and screwing around some with audio stuff.

    Thanks!
     
  2. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Get the lower model with 1GB RAM, spend $50 or $100 on a bigger HD and buy another 1GB from a third party vendor. I think you'll be just as happy with that and you'll save a few bucks.
     
  3. sfroom macrumors regular

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    Maybe I'm just nostalgic for my old white iMac, but the refurb white 20" is exceptional value right now, at $949.

    From what I've read on these forums, it has the same display as a 20" Apple Cinema Display, and will be a very solid upgrade from your old G4.

    Alternatively, the refurbished 2.4 Ghz Aluminum iMac, at $1099 is much better value than the new 2.4 Ghz at $1199. The refurb has a more powerful video card, and benchmarks as being a faster computer overall. And with the $100 you can buy 4 GB of third party ram, and not have to worry about getting a new computer for quite some time.
     

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