Old 3.06 for ten percent less than new 2.93

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  1. gordonium macrumors newbie

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    Hi All

    I know there is loads of new old v new threads, but having read i am most confused.
    I was about to buy a new 24" 2,93 but found out i could get one of the last couple old 3.06 for about ten percent less as a stock clearance. Need to go back tomorow as sold most today.

    Both are new and not refurb

    Basically, which is better? Both get education discount.

    Head wants new, also faster DDRM, but old has better graphics card.

    I know at end of the day both will be fantastic, but I JUST CANT DECIDE!!!!

    HELP AND SORRY!

    :confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. patricem macrumors 6502

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    What are the prices?
     
  3. gordonium thread starter macrumors newbie

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    prices are £1130 for old and £1300 for new

    Aprox 12% edu discount
     
  4. lewchenko macrumors regular

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    please remove post. Made in error ! The guy can already get the old machine discounted to a good price !

    PS macwarehouse.co.uk has the 3.06Ghz model for £1186 inc vat. 130 in stock as well.
     
  5. gordonium thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ????
     
  6. JBWade macrumors newbie

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    Has it been shown that the graphics capability of the newly-released machines is less than in the previous generation, or is this only a hypothesis? I'm not sure I've seen any direct comparisons as of yet.
     
  7. lewchenko macrumors regular

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    Its a good price you can get the 2.93Ghz model for.. £1300 but the other at £1130 is better in my opinion. An extra 2GB of memory is no more than £42 inc vat.

    The newer model has the weaker 120 card in it. Otherwise its pretty even. The new memory will not make a noticeable difference in day to day use. I know... I went from 667 memory to 800Mhz in a PC of mine... barely even noticed any diff at all.
     
  8. tbwtech macrumors newbie

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    Hi gordonium, where did you see these clearence deals?
     
  9. gordonium thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The clearance price were in the apple store in Glasgow as of yesterday, though they only had very limited stock...
     
  10. paultrfc macrumors newbie

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    I just picked up the 'old' 3.06 from apple Melbourne $2414.

    the 2.93 is $2999. (as was mine last week !!).

    If you can get one i think it is better value for money, but they didnt have many left.

    first mac and its still in the box !!! :D
     
  11. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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