Processor Speeds on the iMacs ((2.4, 2.66, 2.8))

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by akakcorp, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. akakcorp macrumors newbie

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    Heya! I need some help deciding whether the extra money is worth it for the processing speed/ bigger screen. Right now, I'm looking at either:

    1. 20", Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 2GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM, 250GB SATA, 8X SuperDrive, 10/100/1000, ATI Radeon 2400XT, AirPort Extreme 802.11n,Bluetooth 2.0, iSight, OS X 10.5 Leopard
    ((http://www.macmall.com/macmall/families/new_promo~dp~7499690~family~newimac~promo~7.asp))

    2. 20", Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66GHz, 2GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM, 320GB SATA, 8X SuperDrive, 10/100/1000, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, AirPort Extreme 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.0, iSight, OS X 10.5 Leopard
    ((http://www.macmall.com/macmall/families/new_promo~dp~7497734~family~newimac~promo~2.asp))

    3. 24", Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz, 2GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM, 320GB SATA, 8X SuperDrive, 10/100/1000, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, AirPort Extreme 802.11n,Bluetooth 2.0, iSight, OS X 10.5 Leopard
    ((http://www.macmall.com/macmall/families/new_promo~dp~7497736~family~newimac~promo~3.asp))

    Right now, I have an external hard drive so the hard drive size doesn't matter much... but what I'm planning on using it for is:
    • Playing World of Warcraft ((Online Game))
    • A little bit of video editing ((Nothing professional...))
    • Web Site Editing
    • Watching Videos/ Listening to Music
    • Using Office for School Work and such
    • Going online
    I would like a fast internet speed plus something that will launch my programs somewhat quickly... if this also matters, I've been an XP user for 7 years and this is my first Mac. Thanks for the help!
    ~AK

    P.S. - I am going to wait for the new iMacs if they're being released ((learned from browsing some of the other forums...))
    Edit -- Also, is there a place you'd recommend buying from? I'd like to get all the software, hardware, and such from the same place if possible :D
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Stop looking at the current iMacs. Wait seven days. Buy that.
     
  3. akakcorp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes yes I know that =P but which processing speed do you think I need? That's what I really need help on... not sure if they're changing it or not.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Wait for them TO change. If they don't, get a 2.4. If they do, get whatever is closest to that.
     
  5. akakcorp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much =D
     
  6. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Now why did that remind me of the upcoming 65 W quad-core CPUs at 2.33/2.67/2.83 GHz? Ah, must have been the "2.66." :eek:

    Yeah. It's fairly likely that you'll get two more cores at a similar GHz. But even if there isn't quad-core, you'll still get a speed bump, most likely.
     

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