Which one to buy!?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ryan.stewie, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. ryan.stewie macrumors regular

    ryan.stewie

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    #1
    I'm going to buy an iMac, my first mac, and I'm stuck on deciding which 20 inch model i want, the low end 2.4 ghz, 2400 XT model, 1GB Ram for $1599AU OR the high-end 2.66 ghz, 2600 pro model, 2GB Ram for $1999AU, the $400AU is a big jump, which I can barely afford.

    I dont intend to play any games, except Spore (when it finally comes out.) I do very, very minor Photoshop work. Ripping and converting DVD's with Handbrake etc. I mostly will just use it for regular day to day things like surfing, checking email etc. RAM isnt a big issue as i can walk downtown and pick up a 1gb stick for $30.

    Which model should I get?
     
  2. bc008 macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    get the one you can afford. and remember, macs cost more than the purchase price, things add up (external HD for time machine, more RAM, different mouse/kb etc)

    and for the things you are going to do the base end 20" (2.4 GHz) should be good.
     
  3. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

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    I'd go for the low-end. Judging by what you described you have no need for a higher end model, and your wallet is going to thank you :)
     
  4. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

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    i away go for the best that wont brake the bank so I would go for the top of the 20" line u will be able to use it longer and wont be kicking your self when it takes 5 hours to rip a DVD
     

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