What do I REALLY need?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ajo, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. ajo macrumors 6502

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    I am very close to buying an iMac now, it has been a long long wait but I am finally there.....just about.

    The thing is, is that I dont want to overspend, but I also want a machine that will last me a long time.

    My Current PC has lasted me about 7 years which is pretty good going.

    I plan to get the 24" iMac but I am unsure weather I really need the 2.8, sure it is nice to have but is it really needed for me.

    I will mainly be using the iMac for internet, garageband, imovie, iphoto, photshop, dreamweaver etc

    I plan to max out on RAM anyway from crucial but I want somthing that will last me a fair few years.

    Thanks for any help

    ajo
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    Getting 2.8GHz may not make a difference to you now, but it will be nice in the long term...you'll end up making use of this Mac maybe long enough so that your next Mac is a generation past what it would be if you buy the 20"...
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    As a BTO option on the 2.4GHz 24", the 2.8GHz CPU is only an extra $250. If it gives you paeae of mind why not
     
  4. ajo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I forgot to say that I will also be running windows on it.
     

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