- Jul 21, 2007
is the computer worth the money, how much diff is the 24" 2.8 extreme duo, i would love to buy an imac, but 20" is enough for me to be totally honest, what do u lot think?
I second this. The largest HD (750GB?) and most RAM (4GB) in the 20'' is about the same price as the 24'' with like 2GB RAM and only 320GB HD I think. Unless size is REALLY that big of a deal, it's probably smarter to get the 20'' and supe it up.Better to spend the money on a getting the largest HD on 20" 2.4GHz iMac that you can.
If you need more screen space later, a 2nd 20" monitor wouldn't be a bad choice.
The 24" just starts being on the verge of too large for some areas.
what do mean everything SAVE photo editing2nd week w/mine and loving it. I fail to see a reason for getting the 2.8 unless you need the screen space(20" seems plenty for most everything save photo editing, especially w/ leopard's spaces) or you just can't live w/out the extra 400 Mhz.
Dang! You get a new one every three years? I've had my 17'' iMac for four years and I can't imagine needing any more space than maybe a 20". I haven't actually seen a 24" in person, but that just seems too huge. Maybe not. The point is that you're spending like six hundred dollars more for the extra screen space. Some people think the screen space is worth it, some people prefer to spend that money on RAM and HD upgrades. The OP seemed more concerned about whether it's worth it for the faster processor, not the screen space. As to that I don't think he'd notice the difference. But you really should see the two in person if you think you'd like the larger screen for screen size purposes.I have a 2.8 24" Imac and I'm glad that I got the extera screen real estate. It leaves me plenty of room to work with photos and presentations.
I actually went to the store to buy the 20" and was so floored by the 24" that I couldn't even go back to the 20".
If your like me you will have to live with this decision for at least 3 years, so I say that the extra cost divided by all the time you have the computer is very minimal.