New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

mini - Refurbished iMac

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools
Posts: n/a

I am trying to decide between a new 17" iMac or a refurbished 20" iMac. Biggest difference in performance is the ram. New 17" has 1 gig and Refurbished 20" has 512mb I am thinking it'd probably be cheaper to get the refurbished 20" for the around the same price as a new 17" and just add more memory. It'll still be cheaper than a new 20" with 1 gig (on a budget). Any opinions or suggestions on what brand ram works the best in Macs?
QUOTE Thanks

Jeff's Avatar
Member Since: Sep 30, 2006
Location: Kansas
Posts: 805
Jeff is a jewel in the roughJeff is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: Black MacBook Black 2GB iPod Nano & Black 80GB iPod Classic B&W G3 G4's - PowerMac & Cube

Jeff is offline
Bigger is always better . If you don't think you would have a problem upgrading the RAM, why not go with the 20"? It has slightly more processing power, a bigger hard drive and a bigger screen. If money allows, that's what I would go with.

Black MacBook
Black 2GB iPod Nano & Black 80GB iPod Classic
B&W G3
G4's - PowerMac & Cube
QUOTE Thanks

sluzniak's Avatar
Member Since: Jan 23, 2006
Location: New Joisey
Posts: 90
sluzniak is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro CD 2.16, 2GB ram, 256MB Video.

sluzniak is offline
I have always relied on Crucial ram. but Im taking a guess if you use Corsair or Kingston ram will work just as well, but DO NOT get the value ram of any of them. I've made that mistake a few times on a customers system and had nothing but problems.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« G3 Blue & White Memory Issue | G5 imac wireless keyboard/mouse stopped working! USB keyboard no help. »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Refurbished iMac? chad8589 Schweb's Lounge 5 08-06-2006 03:37 PM
The New iMac (merged) EDIT-XTREEM Apple Desktops 7 07-21-2006 04:29 PM
New iMac core duo or Refurbished iMac G5? garnoss Apple Desktops 2 04-01-2006 12:42 PM
Is it worth to switch from iMac G4 to iMac G5?? Mainyehc Apple Desktops 12 03-13-2006 06:21 PM
Refurbished iMac G5 shumyum Apple Desktops 6 04-04-2005 05:22 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:24 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?