G5 imac 20 on intel 17

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Carson, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Port townsend Wa
    So I'm in all kinds of perdicaments in deciding my next computer, First it was the macbook, now its the iMac. I was looking through the educational discounts on the Intel iMacs and I saw the refurbished section. For almost the same price. 1,299 I could get a iMac G5 20-inch 2.1GHz or for a hundred bucks less I can get a 17inch CoreDuo.
    I can see alot of advantages to having the G5, mostly the fact that I can keep Final cut and all my editing programs and I won't have to buy the universal Adobe suite, not to mention the screen space.
    Is there any tecnical aspects that might trip me up one way or the other? Theres not much differnce aside from the prossesor right?
  2. macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    If you need a PPC to do your work, and the price + screen size suits you better, then it's a no-brainer.

    Don't worry if it's intel or not - PPC will be supported for a long time to come.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Jul 2, 2003
    New York
    yea, it sounds like you'd benifit more from the 20"G5. [​IMG]
  4. macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    20 inch is nice, really nice, I wish I had one, but the Core Duo version has 2 CPU cores (=much faster), 2 user-servicable RAM slots, faster GPU for Motion or games and a SATA2 drive.

    If I had a choice, I'd get Core Duo just for the video card and 2nd CPU core.
    :eek: I wish they made a dual-core G5 iMac with similar specs

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