imac g4 vs. mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rhodest, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. rhodest macrumors regular

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    which one is better if I would use it for internet and email?

    iMac g4 mac mini
    700mhz 1.25 mhz
    1gb ram 256 ram
    40gb hd 40gb hd
    tiger tiger
    $500 $400
    keyboard, mouse no screen keyboard or mouse

    which would you buy?
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

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  3. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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  5. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    The iMac's a more "solid" computer, but the Mini will last longer. Just buy at least 512 MBs more RAM if you do get the Mini.
     
  6. rhodest thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Get the Mac mini. You can find a CRT, mouse and keyboard on ebay and total about $500 to $600 whereas all the upgrades in the iMac would easily make you pay about $700 for a machine. Then you are in eMac terretory.
     
  8. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Nevermind... It was one of those weird uses of figurative language, and it didn't work I guess. Oh wells, it's late.
     
  9. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Is the price of the Mac mini with some sort of discount? The Mac mini cost at least $499. Or you buying this off a someone else or is it new?
     
  10. auxplage macrumors 6502

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    For all practical purposes: Mac Mini
    To fulfill my love: iMac G4
     
  11. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a

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    Get the Mini and stick in a 1GB stick of RAM.
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The mini will probably last longer (assuming it doesn't get lost or eaten, they are very small) but the iMac is prettier IMO.

    Definitely upgrade the RAM in the mini though, as everyone has been saying.
     

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