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  1. #1
    caveatipss
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    iMac 2gHz Time Limited?
    I can buy a 20" with the highest specs this month, or I can wait until the 2.33 come out. I guess I am wondering if anyone knows almost precisely when that will be. Honestly, if I buy the 2.0 and the 2.33 comes ou soon thereafter, I will be seriously angry and will demand a refund.

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    P.S. Here is what I can buy this month.

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    * 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    * 500GB Serial ATA drive
    * ATI Radeon X1600/256MB VRAM
    * SuperDrive 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD+RW/CD-RW)
    * iWork '06 preinstalled
    * Wireless Keyboard & Mouse + Mac OS X - U.S. English
    * Accessory kit
    * 20-inch widescreen LCD
    * 2GHz Intel Core Duo
    * AirPort Extreme
    * Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

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    You will not notice much difference between 2.0 and 2.33. At least not enough to make it worth the wait.


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    Really? I would think that 333 mHz on each core would be noticeable at least?

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    no it will be negligable just go and get the iMac if you can afford it, you will always be out done by a new machine in a few months its just the story of life


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    Given today's available Apps, what's the great need..
    for more speed? I don't have anything I need to work on or enjoy on my iMac that would require anything more than what I have at 2.0ghz

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    caveatipss
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    Quote Originally Posted by inflexion
    no it will be negligable just go and get the iMac if you can afford it, you will always be out done by a new machine in a few months its just the story of life
    But I want in on the front edge of the wave! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmcock
    for more speed? I don't have anything I need to work on or enjoy on my iMac that would require anything more than what I have at 2.0ghz
    Maybe it's just my PC mindset lol, but "need" and "want" are two different things. Technically, my 700 mHz, old IBM laptop with 128 MB RAM functions, but it is crap lol.

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    Actually, that is the PC mindset and that is what Intel wanted you to believe for years. They sold millions of people on the "faster is always better" concept until it burned them in the end.


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    Quote Originally Posted by baggss
    Actually, that is the PC mindset and that is what Intel wanted you to believe for years. They sold millions of people on the "faster is always better" concept until it burned them in the end.
    I agree.

    The 2.0 is a plenty,and thats coming from someone who also owns a dual core AMD 64 X2.

    Now it doesn't compete in intense gaming ,but for everything else it does the job well.The ilife package is so idiot proof.Its not hard on a PC,but its just crazy simple on my mac.

    Im very happy with the Imac,and my AMD is only used to play select games,or run a couple of apps that aren't own my Mac..

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    If you want to keep track of possible upgrades and such try http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/. they analyze rumors and previous release dates and come up with time of future upgrades. so far they've been fairly accurate

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    caveatipss
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    Quote Originally Posted by iRepublican
    I agree.

    The 2.0 is a plenty,and thats coming from someone who also owns a dual core AMD 64 X2.

    Now it doesn't compete in intense gaming ,but for everything else it does the job well.The ilife package is so idiot proof.Its not hard on a PC,but its just crazy simple on my mac.

    Im very happy with the Imac,and my AMD is only used to play select games,or run a couple of apps that aren't own my Mac..
    Ok, that worries me lol. I am an avid gamer. But as long as I CAN play my HL2, CSS, and WoW reasonably well, I can be happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caveatipss
    Ok, that worries me lol. I am an avid gamer. But as long as I CAN play my HL2, CSS, and WoW reasonably well, I can be happy.
    2.33GHz is about a 15% increase on the sole CPU (ok, each core of it), but as the Front Side Bus stays the same, overall performance increase is just marginal, maybe 1-2%.

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    TBH, if you really want a powerhouse mac for gaming, wait until the Intel replacement for G5 PowerMac comes out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by caveatipss
    P.S. Here is what I can buy this month.

    Specifications
    Image

    * 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    * 500GB Serial ATA drive
    * ATI Radeon X1600/256MB VRAM
    * SuperDrive 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD+RW/CD-RW)
    * iWork '06 preinstalled
    * Wireless Keyboard & Mouse + Mac OS X - U.S. English
    * Accessory kit
    * 20-inch widescreen LCD
    * 2GHz Intel Core Duo
    * AirPort Extreme
    * Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
    I have this exact iMac except for the 500gb hard drive (month lead time on that one when I bought it). Actually, it's my wifes, I just like to pretend Like the others have said, you're not going to notice a huge difference between 2ghz and 2.33ghz. The machine is already wicked fast. Just buy that one and be happy with it!

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