old 24" imac vs new 20" imac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AluminumMB, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. AluminumMB macrumors regular

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    Looking to buy this iMac
    http://store.apple.com/ca/product/FA878LL/A?mco=MjE0NDk5Mw
    its cheaper in the refurb store to buy the 24" imac as opposed to the new 20" imac

    are the old imacs the S-IPS panel for the 24"?
    it only comes with 1GB but ill upgrade

    the difference between the FSB and DDR2-DDR3 memory speeds is significant as well
     
  2. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502

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    If it were me I'd get the 24" because the screen is just the perfect size. The 20 will feel small after awhile, but the 24" is incredible. As far as performace, yes the 20" will perform better, but depending on what you're doing it won't be anything major. A plus with the 24" is that ram is a lot cheaper than it is for the 20" model so you can bump to 4gb on the cheap.
     
  3. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    +1 for the screen
     
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