1.6GHz G5 iMac/ any downside

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  1. doubledark macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking of getting the 1.6 G5 iMac, due to budget. Are there going to be any issues with this machine compared to say the 1.8?
     
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Nope, only the processor speed (and bus speed) are different.
     
  3. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    It's at a great price point when compared to the rest ;)
     
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  5. segundo macrumors member

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    I'm not sure I agree. The superdrive is slower to rip cd's and to burn them. I got a superdrive in my powerbook and I'm pretty sure it is the worst $200 I've ever spent. It all depends on what you want to use the iMac for and that is something only you can decide. Personally, I wish I could get a combo drive on a 20" iMac.
     
  6. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

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    but you cant use idvd without a hack!
     
  7. doubledark thread starter macrumors newbie

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    1.6GHz G5 iMac/ any downside

    thanks all for replying. I'm not sure I need the DVD burn option just yet. When I do, I'll look at an external DVD burner and software. I may also get an iBook(12") in the next 6-12mths. The external burner could then also be used"out bush".

    jackieonasses; can you tell us all more about the iDVD 'hack'

    thanks
     

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