Which iMac Should I Get

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ChadwickNA, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. ChadwickNA macrumors newbie

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    Okay, I'm planning on buying an iMac when the new models come out or when I get enough money (It will be my first Mac). I can't decide whether to get the 24-inch: 2.8GHz or the 24-inch: 3.06GHz. I would definitely upgrade the RAM to 4GB but my main question is a 2.8GHz processor enough or would I be better off spending a couple hundred more dollars for the 3.06GHz processor? Here's a list of what I mostly use the computer for:

    Internet (Firefox, Safari)
    Photo editing (Photoshop)
    Video editing (Final Cut)
    Music (iTunes, Garageband. Might want to get Logic Studio some day)
    School work (Pages, Keynote, Numbers)
    And I'll obviously use all the built-in apps like iCal, iChat, iLife, etc.

    Right now I'm leaning towards the 3.06GHz model but let me know if you think that's a bit much. I still have to save up more money (Parents are helping some). I'm 16 by the way. :)
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    They won't be clocked the same, in case you were wondering.

    Normally we say don't buy the RAM from Apple, but Apple makes RAM priced VERY competitive when products are first released, so anything you get from them then should be the same as from OWC.
     
  3. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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    BTW, how much RAM are you going to be getting from Apple for your Mac Pro?
     
  4. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Maybe the op is going to buy the current on clearance when the new ones are released... Will be a nice discount.
     
  5. ChadwickNA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know they will have different/better specs but I'm just asking if the current 2.8GHz or the 3.06GHz are okay for me even though I'm waiting for the new ones.

    You say not to buy RAM from Apple just because of the price, right?
     

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