Help me decide...

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  1. bpd115 macrumors 6502a

    bpd115

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    I currently have an iMac 17 1Ghz (80 gb, superdrive, 768 ram) and a 12 inch Powerbook. Due to the sale of a Windows PC and a Windows Laptop, I have the opperunity to do one of the following

    1) Purchase a refurb 15 inch 1.25/80gb/superdrive for 2099 (my father gets the 12 inch pb)

    2) Purchase a mid dual G5 (2093 w/o Superdrive) (Currently the 1.8 dual but I'd wait for the upgrade)
    and then try to sell my iMac and purchase most likely another 12 inch PB.

    Suggestions?

    If I could sell the iMac I would like to get 1400 for it.

    Thanks,

    Brandon
     
  2. Edot macrumors 6502

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    The question?

    So the real question is whether you want a 15in or 12in PB? The g5 is a no brainer unless you are really hurting for deskspace or style:cool:
     
  3. invaLPsion macrumors 65816

    invaLPsion

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    You want style?

    My G5 set-up once the new one ares out will be JBL Invaders, the G5, plus a silver KDS Radius monitor. Now that's style.
     
  4. bpd115 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bpd115

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    Re: The question?

    Well I have a few options (I'm driving myself mad hehe)

    I may go the route of purchasing the G5, (CMON UPDATES), giving my dad the 12 inch, and depending on the quote I get from Powermax on my iMac trade it in there (or sell it outright) and get another 12 inch....

    damn you apple and your lustful products!

    :D
     
  5. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

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    I would go for the mid range PowerMac when the speedbumps come out ( this weekend ?). I would hang on to your G4 Powerbook until Apple brings out the G5 version, hopefully about September time. The 15" is a great laptop, I have one, but I don't believe it is worth upgrading to the 15" at this stage. The G5 will be a significant improvement both on your iMac to Powermac and going from G4 Powerbook to G5 Powerbook.

    That's my 2 cents worth.
     
  6. bpd115 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bpd115

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    This is the route I think I will go. I will get the midrange G5 when the update hits. I now just need to move my 17 inch iMac so I can purchase a 12 inch Powerbook for my dad and keep my 12 inch.

    I've been really happy with the 12 and the 15 wouldn't give me as much of a overall performance boost as moving to a G5 would....

    so that brings me to my next question...is 1400.00 a fair price for a 17 inch iMac with
    80 Gb hard drive
    Superdrive
    768 ram
    (and can do dual display's with the hack)
     

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