computers are like motorcycles - fast is never fast enough!
rgray...so I guess the:computers are like motorcycles - fast is never fast enough!
Games will obviously be affected by the graphics card difference.Hi,
I am almost 99% sure I gonna get a new 1299.$ iMac...especially when you factor in all the other purchases I want like .Mac & maybe parallels & iWork...yet I was considering what the extra 200$ iMac a.k.a. 1599.$ model means in terms of usability in the future. Does the 256 meg video card mean anything if you aren't really a gamer (although I won't discount the possiblity of playing games esp. since I can run windows on this platform if I wanted)? I don't really care about the speed but, I just don't want to be saying to myself 2 years down the road that I should've bought the model that had more capability.
Did the last 20 inch iMac's have a bigger video card then 128meg?
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Hi...Thanks for the reply!Games will obviously be affected by the graphics card difference.
For most tasks, the two computers will feel almost identical because most programs are powered by the CPU.
The CPU is 400 Mhz faster in the higher model. I also don't think that will make a big difference unless you are running a lot of CPU intensive tasks. Considering that you had to ask the question in the first place, I will assume you are an average user, so this would not be the case.
That said, I ordered the 2.4 Ghz.
I get the education discount because my wife is a teacher, so the extra cost is less of an issue.Hi...Thanks for the reply!
So out of curiousity what did you need the extra processing power for....photoshop CS2???...other???
No, they are laptops CPUs. For heat, the laptop model are better suited to the iMac small cassing.Did I read correctly that the iMac now uses the desktop C2 chip?
Actually it's closer to $300... more.yet I was considering what the extra 200$ iMac a.k.a. 1599.$ model
Yikes...I think that settle's it then...save some money for .Mac w/discount & other possible goodies ???maybe a game even!Actually it's closer to $300... more.
Worst advice ever. Especially in the computer industry. Your computer is nearly obsolete the day you buy it. So shelling out wads of cash for the latest is greatest doesn't really get you that far ahead. A better course of action is to buy what you NEED, and deck it out with components that would be totally obsolete in two years time. Things like an external hard drive for backup, extra LCD monitor, etc. These items you can easily migrate to a new system in a couple of years.Rule of thumb: buy the MOST you can possibly afford.
Take a look at what the top-end iMac was 2 years ago.I just don't want to be saying to myself 2 years down the road that I should've bought the model that had more capability.
When was the last time you used your iMac from the side?Better LCD on the 24", with a much better viewing angle than the 20" model. (I think I read close to 170 degrees)
From Macworld:Better LCD on the 24", with a much better viewing angle than the 20" model. (I think I read close to 170 degrees)
Having twice experienced the disappointment of buying "bottom-end" Macs, I'm firm on my suggestion. As time goes by, software requirements become tougher to meet with low-end equipment. I'll never buy low-end again, but opt for the highest I can afford. I have no doubt this will offer longer life to my next system.Worst advice ever.