Need help confused

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pixelpeeper, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. pixelpeeper macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2006
    If this has been discussed please link me. I am so confused on if now is a bad time to by a new mac. I have an older g4 450mhz, and a good pc, but I want to get a BETTER mac. I have thought of just getting a g4 powermac that is newer like a mdd, and beef it up. Now lately I have also thought the route of a powerbook g4, new or used. I mainly need whichever it will be for heavy photoshop use. With all this new stuff coming out with intel and all makes it a tuff decision to buy new. If I go with a mdd powermac g4, or a powerbook, would it be considered dinosaur bones before long with the intels out? Also those who use photoshop a bunch, which would you recomend a powermac, or powerbook. I was just thinking it'd be nice to have a pb to take with me when out doing photography.
    Thanks in advance!
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    I have a PB with 768 Megs of ram and do light photoshop. It's ok, but a friends iMac G5 is substantially faster, mind would probably be better if I maxed out the ram. If you're using it mainly for its portability then I'd say go for it. It's hard to lug around an iMac. I got my PB new last Feb and I'm sure it will be good for another 2-3 years. You can't beat the PB for its portability but iBooks are just as good and it might be worth looking into a new iBook. The price would probably be the same.

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