Voices of Reason

Discussion in 'iMac' started by NiroNavro, Jul 10, 2008.

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I think you should...

  1. Get the Refurbished Mac Mini.

    16.1%
  2. Get the Refurbished iMac.

    71.0%
  3. Keep using your crappy PC.

    12.9%
  1. NiroNavro macrumors regular

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    #1
    Spend the money I currently have on a:

    Refurbished Mac mini 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    1GB memory
    120GB hard drive
    SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 memory
    With 22" Dell Monitor with built in web cam

    OR

    Continue to save my pennies for a:

    Refurbished iMac 24-inch 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    24-inch glossy widescreen display
    2GB memory
    320GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory
    Built-in iSight Camera


    All I do is use internet, word processing, photos, videos, music...just basic stuff. I'm leaning toward the iMac. Thanks for being my voices of reason!!!
     
  2. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Well honestly the Mac Mini is more than enough for your needs.

    But how long would it take you to raise up the money for the refurb iMac?
    A few weeks? months?
     
  3. NiroNavro thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. mikeyPotg macrumors 6502

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    Yeah if you're not editing or playing any games, the mini should be fine.
    The iMac is really sexy though. I'd say, unless you NEED to upgrade now, if it won't set you back too far, save for the iMac.
     
  5. rfruth macrumors regular

    rfruth

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    I voted for Keep using your crappy PC if its doing the job
     
  6. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    If you can easily afford each, then go for whichever one you think will be better. The mini will suit your needs, but the iMac just feels like the better machine of the two. If you won't be knocked all that far back by the extra money in the purchase then get the iMac.
     
  7. gehrbox macrumors 65816

    gehrbox

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    Get the iMac. Web pages look better on a 24" screen with a glossy surface :)
     
  8. Jon.Stewart87 macrumors regular

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    agree - i voted iMac..
    i'd be lying if i said i didnt want you to experience the 24'' glossy - its great, great, great.
     
  9. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    If you're leaning toward the iMac, then you're leaning to the right choice. :)
     
  10. Galley macrumors 65816

    Galley

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    I'm sure you would be much happier with the iMac. :)
     
  11. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

    Chandler Adaway

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    Haha.
    Go to the Apple Store (Not right now, it's madness) and grab a Mac Mini and set it right next to an iMac 24inch.

    That will decide for you. ;)

    By the way, I voted for the iMac. :rolleyes:
     
  12. andrewline6 macrumors member

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    imac for sure. quality of the screen for movies and photos will be a lot better. and if you end up deciding that you want to do more with your computer the imac will be the best choice.
     

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