Old mac or new? 12 hours to decide...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Poncho, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Poncho macrumors 6502

    Poncho

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    Do i get 2008 iMac 24" Core 2 Duo 3.06GHz/2GB/500GB/ SuperDrive/nvidia8800 that shop in London is holding for me till 5pm tomorrow...

    Cost: £1200

    Or wait and save and get 2009 24"
    2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    640GB HD
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 256MB:

    Cost £1400 with work discount.

    The 2009 machine pus me off because of the 256MB Card.

    The old machine has a 512Mb card.

    But then you can expand the 2009 later with an extra 4Gb of RAM.'s bothering me, plus paying £1400 for a computer these days seems madness.

    £122 for a computer I can just justify to myself...

    It's the card that
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    RAM is cheap and user upgradeable while the CPU and video card aren't. The "older" 3.06 GHz model with the 8800M GTS has the sweet spot of being the value performance champion.

    Keep in mind the previous and current models are using the same processors.
     
  3. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    Get the new one!!! :D
     
  4. Poncho thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    Yeah, but I don't really know what I'm talking about! I just think I remember someone here saying that there were more better ports, features, options, and expandability on the new machine(s) over the old one(s).

    Thinking about it now all I really know is that they weren't talking about the Mac Pro. So which iMac I dunno - or was it the mac Mini? etc. :D

    Besides I rag too much on Apple for the lousy MP upgrades so I feel like I have to say something good about something they released new... :p
     
  6. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    Go with the old iMac. A faster processor and better graphics for 200 cheaper. The only limitation is the maximum of 4GB RAM.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It should still be 6 GB.
     
  8. Poncho thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Guys! Guys! Just Got Me A Refurb 10 Mins Ago...

    Been hitting the UK Apple store like a rat on crack all day and guess what? The 208 model just turned up for £1149.

    That'll pay for the extra 2GB RAM and soothe my conscious........
     

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