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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed ClunkClunk, I'll probably just max out a 20" and use the extra money on various peripherals though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way ClunkClunk, what's up with the "Head On" stick!? Hmmm.........
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think two 20s would look wayy nicer than a 24 incher. I think it would look more professional. Do you plan on upgrading the memory or HD?

I was always wondering about the "head on" thing also.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still think if you are smitten with the 24" you should save up and get it. But that's just me. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "head on" thing is from [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_SwD7RveNE]some strange commercial[/url]. I don't normally watch commercials (TiVo), but I was at my grandparents house, and I saw it. It struck me as possibly the weirdest bit of advertising I've ever seen, so I just had to make it my avatar.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only differences I can see, looking at the specs are
1. screen size and resolution
20" 1680 x 1050
24" 1920 x 1200

2. Video card
20" ATI Radeon X1600 128MB
24" Nvidia Geforce 7300 GT 128MB

3. Firewire
20" 2 firewire 400 ports, 8 watts shared
24" 1 firewire 400, 1 firewire 88, 15 watts shared

On the 24" only Optional VESA mount addapter kit

Both of these iMacs rated the same (245) on the speedmark 4.5 test at Macworld. The 24" a few more FPS in gaming (79 to 74)

If I was buying an iMac I would get the 20", the 24" is just too big for my use.Of course, everyones needs are different.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Greentimbers"]1. screen size and resolution
20" 1680 x 1050
24" 1920 x 1200[/quote]
For those of us that like a lot of desktop real estate, this is not insignificant. Smile

[quote="Greentimbers"]2. Video card
20" ATI Radeon X1600 128MB
24" Nvidia Geforce 7300 GT 128MB[/quote]
More importantly, the option with the 24" for the 7600GT (256MB vram)!

[quote="Greentimbers"]On the 24" only Optional VESA mount addapter kit [/quote]
Personally, a big selling point for me. Of course, I'm still hoping for the release of a 30" iMac (with a dual-link DVI input to span to a 30" ACD) before I come home for good in 2008. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote] Greentimbers wrote:
2. Video card
20" ATI Radeon X1600 128MB
24" Nvidia Geforce 7300 GT 128MB

More importantly, the option with the 24" for the 7600GT (256MB vram)!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Bandit Bill"]The 24" supports 1080P the 20" does not. Keep in mind you will simply be HD ready with the 24" you'll then need HD content and a HD source.[/quote]

Just to make this clear, even the 17" inch iMac has enough pixels on the screen to support 1080i. And enough processing power too i do believe. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="robinscruffy"]Just to make this clear, even the 17" inch iMac has enough pixels on the screen to support 1080i. And enough processing power too i do believe. Laughing[/quote]
No, the 17" iMac has 1440x900 pixels. 900 is less than 1080, therefore it can not display all the pixels of 1080i/p image. The 20" iMac has 1680x1050 pixels. 1050 is less than 1080, but only by 30, so a 1080i/p image would have to be shrunk only slightly.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:16 pm    Post subject: 24 Reply with quote

i just got the 24. it is great. it is really really really big on a desk in front of you. i lowered the screen resolution to make the fonts and apps seem bigger and now i like having the bigger screen. the screen res looks good enough to me. it is also great for dvds. i think the 20 is great for most people or the 24 is great for a big desk/room. i have a macbook 2 gig, a 17 inch imac core duo and the 24 2.33 ghz core 2 duo and performance seems very comperable on all of these machines. i use quicken, excel, camino and safari most of the time. i hope to see a big gain on the 24 when all apps are universal and the next os comes. hope this helps your decision making. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="ClunkClunk"]The "head on" thing is from [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_SwD7RveNE]some strange commercial[/url]. I don't normally watch commercials (TiVo), but I was at my grandparents house, and I saw it. It struck me as possibly the weirdest bit of advertising I've ever seen, so I just had to make it my avatar.[/quote]

I have seen that commercial and it is very, very strange.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="TyPod"][quote="ClunkClunk"]The "head on" thing is from [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_SwD7RveNE]some strange commercial[/url]. I don't normally watch commercials (TiVo), but I was at my grandparents house, and I saw it. It struck me as possibly the weirdest bit of advertising I've ever seen, so I just had to make it my avatar.[/quote]

I have seen that commercial and it is very, very strange.[/quote]
Ya i agree that commercial is strange.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Futa_Mill"][quote="TyPod"][quote="ClunkClunk"]The "head on" thing is from [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_SwD7RveNE]some strange commercial[/url]. I don't normally watch commercials (TiVo), but I was at my grandparents house, and I saw it. It struck me as possibly the weirdest bit of advertising I've ever seen, so I just had to make it my avatar.[/quote]

I have seen that commercial and it is very, very strange.[/quote]
Ya i agree that commercial is strange.[/quote]
It's good because the user gets a headache, and buys it.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've made up my mind, I'm definitely going with the 24" model. I do a lot of design work and have just recently gotten into video editing so I feel that the extra 4" would make a big difference, especially after demoing one at the local Apple store. I'll let everyone know how it goes after I save the loot and get it.

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions,
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