top end 08 iMac vs low end 24" 09 imac

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

  1. alexcarter123 macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2009
    I am very close to buying the top end 08 iMac from
    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    Theres just something in me saying buying an out of date computer is not a good idea

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Go for the '08 edition. '09 has crappy 9400M and worse CPU. Only + is DDR3
  3. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    If you go for the 08 model (no it's not outdated), I would @ least upgrade to 4gb of memory.
  4. eric44 macrumors member

    May 18, 2008
    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


    Mar 3, 2008
    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

    Mar 4, 2009
    i'm liking what im hearing!
    oh an forget to say that i'd upgrade the memory to 4gb

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