06-03-2008, 12:23 AM
OK so I was set on getting a mid-range 20in Aluminum iMac to replace my 3.5yr old PowerBook G4.
I had read some stuff on the web about a lawsuit involving the 20in iMacs and this lack of ability to correctly display millions of colors.
At that point i was like 'pssh what difference could it really make!'
But then I saw the 20in and the 24in side by side. And OMFG it is a HUGE difference, one to warrant the extra monies in my eyes.
Now here is the problem, I have to choose between the two 24in iMac configs.
I can settle for the 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo over the 3.06GHz model b/c of price [anything is an improvement over my 1.5GHz PowerPC eh?]
Now what about the difference between the GPU's; ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory VS. NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512MB memory
Im not really partial to either company so I just want to know if the performance upgrade warrants the extra $300.
Background: I edit using the FCP suite of software, place some older games for Mac, and have been living with my ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 for 3 years, but now I am down to 1gig of internal storage, the onboard keyboard crapped out 2months after the warranty was up, and im ready for something a bit faster.