Older 2.8ghz 24" iMac faster than new 2.66

Discussion in 'iMac' started by psymac, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. psymac macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    It official, benchmarks from Macworld, the older 2.8ghz 24" is faster than the newer generation. Get them refurbed for $1199, $300 less than the newer, slower, 2.66!

  2. Redbeastmage macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2009
    I'd say it's hardly fair to compare a refurbished machine to a new machine. If you take a new model of the 08 machine from the discontinued section, its only $100 difference between them. The tradeoffs being .14Ghz and a more dedicated video card with the old model vs. 2GB of faster RAM and a 640GB Hard disk (320 bigger). So its a matter of which is more worth your money.

    EDIT: Interestingly, the tests were done with all 24" models having 4gb memory. So add in the cost of the upgrade to the purchase price of the old model if you want the kind of performance the tests show.
  3. stevo8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    Either way you slice it, $1200 is a awesome price. Not to mention ram from crucial is like $50 for the "old" 2.8 iMac.

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