Which one to buy!?

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

  1. ryan.stewie macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2008
    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


    Aug 6, 2007
    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

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
    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


    Feb 26, 2008
    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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