nvidia 9400 vs. ati radeon hd 4670

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Edwin the Elder, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Edwin the Elder macrumors member

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    I tried searching the forum posts but did not find this one.

    I'm looking at buying the 21" iMac and trying to decide between the 2 models.

    The cheaper model has the smaller hard drive, but 500 gigs is plenty for me.

    My only concern is the nvidia 9400 graphics.

    I don't play games on my mac. I mainly use it for the usual - internet, email, iWork, MS Office and iLife. Probably the most graphics intensive thing I do is iMovie.

    will the cheaper iMac do me?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Edwin the Elder thread starter macrumors member

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    2nd question

    I can save $200 0n the cheaper Imac and $250 on the more expensive one, by buying it refurbished from Apple.

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  3. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a

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    the refurbs on the 9400m iMac are cracking good value for money if you dont need the graphics card (i also have a 9400M in mine and its fine for day to day things) or bigger hard disc. remember the refurbs go through full checks and cleaning, you also get the 1 year warrenty and can still buy apple care if you want :)
     
  4. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    If you are even remotely interested in playing games, then by all means don't get the lower-end iMac with only the 9400m. You mightn't play them now, but you might later...
     

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