Old iMac 24 or new one!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mrmjd, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. mrmjd macrumors regular

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    I have the opportunity to pick up the last generation iMac 24 for about 200 pounds less than the current iMac 24. Is the screen the same in both versions, apart from the glossy nature of the new one?

    Apart from the small bump in hardware, what are the afvantages of the new one? I'm really not sure what to do
     
  2. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    I'd pick the old one, just because i prefer the white look. Technologically the new one is bound to be better, so suit your needs. Is £200 worth the upgrades that you get. Do you need the fastest, biggest computer, or would a lower end one meet your needs. Personally i only use my computer to browse internet, music, email. Nothing wild or exciting, so ive got a bottom of the range macbook!
     
  3. mrmjd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, I use Photoshop, Illustrator for graphic design and then just muck around with iLife for video editing and then the usual word processing email, dossing on the internet type thing. I guess the one thing that worries me about the new one is the (possible) inferior screen and it's glossy nature. I understand the 20 inch is an inferior screen to the previous models, but is the 24 the same as previous models, technically? Hardware wise, I can easily put another gig or RAM in it, and hard drive doesn't really matter, cos I'll use an external one for backing up my big files.
     
  4. rainydays macrumors 6502a

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    There isn't a huge difference between them performance wise. The new ones are faster and you will notice the difference (at least I did with the MBP SR). But the old ones are still very capable machines. And 200GBP (i assume) might be worth it if you like the old design. And you won't have to worry about Rev A issues (hasn't been that many yet, but still).
     
  5. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    Old ones , the newer ones are even uglier....if thats possible.
     
  6. mrmjd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, good advice on that. I obviously want it as quick as possible, but it seems to me that the speed bump is relatively minor, and I'll be using natively run apps too, so the speed shouldn't be so bad on the last revision Mac.

    Cheers.
     
  7. mrmjd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not really that bothered about the look so much; I think they both look nice. I'm concerned by the glossy screen over the previous matte version, and also the rumours that the current 24 inch isn't as good as the previous version.
     
  8. cmvsm macrumors 6502a

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    I'd pick up the old one for less money. The performance of the new one is equal to or less than the old one in terms of gaming, and too close to consider it an 'upgrade' for anything else.

    The glossy screen on the new 24" has never bothered me, but the washed out colors and whites at certain angles does. The older 24" has no issues in this regard.

    You do get 1 more Gig of possible memory in the new one, but going from 3GB to 4GB is not noticeable unless you have some pretty intensive applications. For most, its a non-issue.

    Again, get the older one for less and maybe consider getting a new one when a 'real' upgrade for the iMac line comes out.
     
  9. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    I went t see themin the store I love glossy BUT passed on the imac :(
     

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