Old New PM Dual 2.0 vs a New PM Dual 2.3

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by ziwi, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. ziwi macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2004
    Right back where I started...
    I know the main differences are the 90GB in hard drive space and the Dual Layer DVD as well as the .3ghz x 2 in processor speed. Question is if the old new 2.0 is $1,899 and the new 2.3 is $2,499 - I am thinking that the old New 2.0 is a better bet when taking the $ savings and pumping up the RAM and addin a better video card and additional hard drive. I am thinking that I could always add a dual layer DVD later or bettr type.

    I guess what I am asking is if spending $2500 - where is the $$ better spent?
    On maxing the 2.0 or the base 2.3?
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
  3. ziwi thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2004
    Right back where I started...
    I was looking into your suggestion and found out a some more info...
    I called the Apple store and they told me that the old new G5s in the Sale area are 'not listed as coming with Tiger'. I was looking at the Dual 2.0 versus the Dual 2.3 so it was $1899 versus $2499 - seemed like I was going with the 2.0 easy....But
    My cousin works for a company that gets Apple discounts and can get the new 2.3 for $2299 so that is muddying the water for me. The real difference now that Tiger doesn't come with the old New G5 is only $270 so it now has me leaning toward the new 2.3's.
    At $400 diff I was on the old 2.0 but at $270 I am leaning more toward the 2.3.
    Is my logic flawed or is the 2x .3Ghz, better video card and Dual Layer DVD worth that $270. I think it is.
  4. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota

    the 2.3 has a quicker FSB if that helps you justify your decision.

    Either way, you will have a good machine!!
  5. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    Sounds like a sweet deal to me, for $270...

    If you can, go with the Radeon 9650. You'll thank yourself later. For $50 more, that is a killer upgrade.
  6. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    Educaton store sale price on the Rev B 2.0 dually was $1699.

    Education price for the 2.3 was $2299.

    I simply couldn't justify $600 more for the newer 2.3 even though
    it is very attractive.

    Used the money I saved and a tiny bit more to get a new Dell 2405FPW 24" HD monitor.
  7. nospleen macrumors 68000


    Dec 8, 2002
    Don't forget you can upgrade to Tiger for 9.95 if you get the old Dual 2.0,because it is still a new unit. So the difference is really 390.
  8. sd_diver macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2003
    The old

    I ordered the old 2.0 on Thursday 4/28 (from Apple) and it arrived last night. Tiger was in the box but not installed. I did just learn that Amazon has them at $1899 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t.../103-8494372-8783834?v=glance&s=pc&n=13630031

    and has a $200 rebate. http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002A6XCW.01.RB26.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

    Depending on your state, the lack of sales tax could help. I'm in California, and the sales tax pretty much wiped out my 8% corp discount.

    SD Diver

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