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woolycow's avatar

IMac 3.06 or 2.8 GHz?

Asked by woolycow (18points) September 14th, 2008

Is it worth buying the base level 3.06Ghz iMac or is the base level 2.8GHz powerful? Also is it worh getting the better graphics card or does it make little difference?

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Melonking's avatar

Get the best you can, it’s too late for me now :(

If I had got the best hours of sadness would be hours of happyness. Don’t pay for sadness… Pay more for happyness.

blastfamy's avatar

I have no clue what Melonking is talking about…

Generally speaking, I would lean towards the faster everything: only because the better parts will be more useful longer. You may not notice it now, but you will be happier with your machine longer if you get the better one. A couple hundred extra now will postpone a couple thousand later (from a new purchase).

Of course, go for what you can afford, though.

iwamoto's avatar

personally, i’d go for the 2.8, and use the difference in money to get some extra RAM, if you have a 3.06 with, for instance, 1gb of memory it’s still slow, catch my drift ? and seriously, melonking, do you even know what we’re talking about ? geez….

richardhenry's avatar

It sort of depends what you want to do with your iMac, which you completely neglected to tell us. If all you’re doing is writing papers and browsing the Internet, you won’t notice the extra money you invested in your machine.

dpena2009's avatar

@iwaomto: they both come with 2GB RAM standard.

iwamoto's avatar

no, you didn’t read kid, i meant, the difference in price can be spent on extra RAM

dpena2009's avatar

I’m just saying, you can’t get a 3.06 with 1GB…

iwamoto's avatar

yeah, and i never said that either…this is pointless

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