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Nov 30, 2006, 05:15 PM
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ero87
Nov 30, 2006, 05:24 PM
hear hear!

I love mine, and I plan to use it until med school forces me to use Windows (at which point I'll get an Intel Mac, of course :))

lorductape
Nov 30, 2006, 07:11 PM
well I can't say I'm surprised.

mduser63
Nov 30, 2006, 11:14 PM
They were and are great machines. The main thing I like about the iMac G5 is the form factor, and I'm glad that they kept it for the first Intel iMacs.

solvs
Dec 1, 2006, 05:57 AM
and I'm glad that they kept it for the first Intel iMacs.
Except how easy it is to open them. I love how easy it is to pop open my G5 iMac to upgrade the hard drive and RAM. It's easy to update the RAM on the Intels. And now possible to update the CPU, but a pain in the butt to open to do so and/or upgrade the hdd.

mduser63
Dec 1, 2006, 08:02 AM
Except how easy it is to open them. I love how easy it is to pop open my G5 iMac to upgrade the hard drive and RAM. It's easy to update the RAM on the Intels. And now possible to update the CPU, but a pain in the butt to open to do so and/or upgrade the hdd.

Yeah, I also wish they had kept the easy serviceability of the original iMac G5s. I believe it was only the first (maybe second too?) generation iMac G5s that were built that way. I know the iSight iMac G5 was like the Intel iMacs in that it is difficult (and warranty-voiding) to open. I'd like to at least be able to replace/upgrade the hard drive in my Intel Mac. However, I do have Applecare, so I guess if the hard drive outright fails, I'm covered well.