which imac? 24 3.06 with GT130 OR 21.5 with 4670?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by elmillerm3, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. elmillerm3 macrumors newbie

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    I am about to get an imac and trying to decide between a refurbished 24" with 3.06, 4mb ram, 1TB drive, gt130 612 mbcard which was $2200 new and now is $1349 OR a new 21.5" with same ram and drive but the ati 4670 256 card ($1399) from macmall. I am leaning towards the 24" since it has a bigger screen and what I think is a better graphics card but would appreciate any advise. Will mainly use for how video & photo editing (not pro stuff). Thanks
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I would get the 24". 21.5" has LED backlight and 4 RAM slots but its GPU is worse than GT130
     
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  4. elmillerm3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    pretty interesting read

    Looks like no difference between the old and new systems.
     
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