New to Apple.Is 20" Aluminum low end good for me?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cfs, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. cfs macrumors 6502a

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    Hello Forum,

    I am new to this forum but have been reading for 2 weeks while researching.

    I am a current pc owner that is sick and tired spending hours troubleshooting and cleaning registry. I just need a computer that will work when I need it to.

    I was thinking about the low end 20 " i-mac Aluminum. I use a computer for the following:

    -surfing the web
    -listening to music
    -watching television off nbc. com, etc.
    -watching dvd's
    -video conferencing with in-laws overseas
    -making home movies (from a sony dv camcorder)
    -downloading photos (from a point and shoot camera)
    -writing reports

    This is pretty much it. I may use .mac to make a web. Not sure yet though.

    Questions:


    Is 2Ghz. enough?

    Is 1gb is enough?

    Is the HD 2400 screen ok or would I need 2600?

    I heard of firewire issues. Will I have a problem hooking up a sony dv camcorder via firewire 400 and having i-movie 2008 read it? Never had issues before with crappy pc programs or old e-macs.

    Can I type in Japanese? I know on pc's one is able to do so?

    Thank you for reading. I just don't want to throw money out the window.

    -cfs
     
  2. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    2Hz is fine but i would get another gig of ram and you should be just fine.
     
  3. Richard.John macrumors regular

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    Yes another 1Gb should help smooth things along.
     
  4. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    ive used an sony dv camcorder and worked fine with my macbook. i would also suggest getting a gig more of ram and possibly a bigger hdd because you would be surprised as to how fast your space will be filled with a lot of pictures and video
     
  5. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    I use my iMac for all of those things listed, and it does a damn good job. I loaded mine up with 3GB of RAM, and it really does fly. Takes like 2 seconds to open Safari, internet browsing is smooth, browsing and editing photos through iPhoto takes seconds. It's a really great computer, and the 2GHz is more than enough for all of the tasks. I do suggest on maxing out the RAM, its really cheap right now and its worth every penny. Good luck.
     

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