New 20" vs Refurb 24", Opinions

Discussion in 'iMac' started by deff808, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. deff808 macrumors member

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    20-inch glossy widescreen display
    2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB memory
    320GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB memory
    Built-in iSight Camera

    $1262 NEW


    Refurbished iMac 24-inch 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    24-inch glossy widescreen display
    1GB memory
    320GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory
    Built-in iSight Camera

    $1299 Refurb


    Which would you go for?

    ME:
    Search Web Daily, Emails, Forums etc..
    Itunes, Ipod, Burn CDs, Download Music
    No Gamming, No Video Editing, No Photo Editing
    Graduated College Student
    My first ever Mac
    I do upload photos, but no serious editing!
    I do have a digital video camera, but no serious video editing either!


    Yes, i did wait untill the 14th, i guess the prices hasn't change a bit for the new Imacs. I did have in mind for a macbook, but 13" is to small for me. Would be nice to lay on your bed and playing with a 13" Macbook. My eyes would hurt. Plus i wont need a portability labtop.

    My budget is $1300

    Plus i'm worried if the 24" would fit!
     
  2. jrcsh6 macrumors 6502

    jrcsh6

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    i'd do the 24 or wait for the elusive "new 24" and grab one of those refurbs. i'm a big fan of refurb cause it's like a cleaned up mac that has been tested specifically vs. production line in the first place. plus price is great!

    if you don't care to be portable there is no reason to do a laptop instead of desktop. you get so much more on the desktop.
     
  3. deff808 thread starter macrumors member

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    I went with the 24" refurb! just purchased it! estimated delivery 17th-21st!
     

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