which refurb iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by uptowngirl, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. uptowngirl macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    I want to get a refurb iMac but not sure howmuch difference the spec will make. There is a 2.8 and 2.4 ghz 24" in the refurb store now, the main differences are the .4 ghz processor speeds and the ram in the 2.8 is 800mhz whereas the 2.4 runs 667mhz ram? Do these things make much of a difference?
  2. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    depends, what are you using the computer for?
  3. AlexisV macrumors 68000


    Mar 12, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    The difference is negligable.

    What's the price difference?
  4. mpshay macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2008
    I was debating between the same 2 computers. I went with the 2.4 At $250 cheaper I think it's the better deal
  5. Batt macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2007
    Syracuse, NY
  6. G5power macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2005
    A memory upgrade to 4Gb for either model is relatively inexpensive. So for your decision you might consider if you plan to keep the iMac long term or sell it in a year or so for something else.

    The speed difference is not great, but long term perhaps having a 17% faster processor will keep you happier longer.
  7. uptowngirl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    the price difference in the uk is £120. I would only be using it for general stuff and light photoshoping butwould want it to last for as long as possible! There is an extra gb of ram in the higher spec one and I think it would be about £20 to bring the other one up to the same level.
  8. deff808 macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2008
    I bought the 24" refurb iMac 2.4ghz few days ago, its coming in today on fed ex!

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