iMac/PowerMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dwd3885, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    ok, so i'm back to Mac! Now I have this sweet Dell 2005FPW (The 20.1 inch widescreen) and no computer. Should I buy a PowerMac and keep the monitor or sell the monitor and buy an iMac? I had the Dual 2GHZ G5, it was great, not sure how much I'd miss if I didn't have that. I'm a college student doing some audio editing, I do a little photo editing, but I'm not the "pro" that Apple looks at to buy their pro machines. Now, I do like being able to upgrade however. So I am kind of stuck. My budget also is around 1100 give or take. What to do? I was thinking about waiting for the PowerMac updates to see if Apple offers some more refurbs at a cheaper price. Or what about the Single G5? I've heard bad things about that though
     
  2. Ryan T. macrumors 6502a

    Ryan T.

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    I have a single G5 powermac and love it. The iMacs are a better "bang for your buck" now, but they also aren't as expandable and upgradeable, which to me adds significant value. Plus, I can hook up my own, bigger monitor.
     
  3. FF_productions macrumors 68030

    FF_productions

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    Definetely wait within the next few weeks for some powermac updates, otherwise get the iMac, there is no better deal out there.
     
  4. Xephian macrumors 6502a

    Xephian

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    Since you already have an LCD, I would go for the Power Macs. I would suggest waiting until atleast next week atleast becouse there may be updates soon.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    You like to upgrade.
    You want to do digital audio.
    You have a b!^@#!^g monitor already.

    PowerMac all the way, baby!
     

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