Looking to buy next PowerMac update, need help.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Azrel, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. Azrel macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2005
    Hey there, I'm the proud owner of a PowerBook 15" G4, 1.67GHz, 1GB RAM, 64MB VRAM. However, despite this beautiful laptop being a great desktop machine, it's not much for number crunching. I really need a PowerMac, and the rumored dual core PM's sound great, though the current gen don't seem worth the money. The trouble is, I won't have enough money for a display, so I was wondering, can I remote desktop into my PowerMac, using my PowerBook? What is the performance like, will I notice the lag due to remote desktop?

  2. DeSnousa macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    What's your use for the computer?

    What model are you looking at, the highest specked?

    Have you seen Dell's great pricing on large LCD's?

    Will an iMac be good for your needs?

    Basically we really need more info, and to see the Powermac update not to mention :)
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    You can remote desktop in via a number of free and not-free programs but the lag and poor graphics performance will vertainly be noticable. I would struggle to recomend this as a long term solution.
  4. Azrel thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2005
    Thanks for the honest information, that's a real shame though. I think I'll wait a little longer then, and save money for a good ACD and G5.

    And to answer the first reply, no, an iMac G5 wouldn't suit my needs, though the iSight looks cool, but I already have one of those :)
  5. link92 macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2004
    If your really strapped for cash, remember you can get a cheap CRT for as little as £50...

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