top end 08 iMac vs low end 24" 09 imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by alexcarter123, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. alexcarter123 macrumors member

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    I am very close to buying the top end 08 iMac from
    http://www.macwarehouse.co.uk/catalogue/item/APIMIN16
    Is this going to be a good decision, as if i were to spend the same amount on a 09 iMac my thinking is that it the machine would be significantly worse.

    Theres just something in me saying buying an out of date computer is not a good idea

    helllp!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Go for the '08 edition. '09 has crappy 9400M and worse CPU. Only + is DDR3
     
  3. gjw4u macrumors 6502

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    If you go for the 08 model (no it's not outdated), I would @ least upgrade to 4gb of memory.
     
  4. eric44 macrumors member

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    For the money the '08 3.06 Ghz 24inch is great value from Macwarehouse.
    We needed a second computer and wouldn't pay Apple's prices on the new models. My exisitng 3.06Ghz '08 model is fantastic and I feel no need to buy anything faster... as a result I've ordered an '08 3.06Ghz from Macwarehouse.
     
  5. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    Top of the line 08 all the way unless you are willing to get the top of the line 09 which isn't much of performance in day-to-day except gaming :D
     
  6. alexcarter123 thread starter macrumors member

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    i'm liking what im hearing!
    oh an forget to say that i'd upgrade the memory to 4gb
     

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