Price drops on G5 PMs???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by furrina, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. furrina macrumors regular

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    I've been seeing millions of guesses and now near-confirmations on configs for new powermac G5s -- I'm looking at a 1.8 Dual, and the reason I haven't bought was waiting for new releases around WWDC. I'd be happy with a "low end" as long as it's dual processor,as I do some video editing. What I haven't heard anything about is speculation on pricing. Right now the 1.8 dual is about $3k new (with edu discount about 2,700.)

    So my questions are:

    Does anyone have any ideas on whether the price on the rev. A 1.8 duals will go down significantly, if so how much?

    Any guesses on the price of the the rev B. lowest model dual?

    is it possible they'll be more expensive b/c there will be a new "lo end" consisting of single proc. machines?

    Will there be any new sort of processor technology -- other than speed -- with the new revisions that will be significantly better than the first (I assume no new form factor) and therefore worth the price of getting a rev. b machine?

    Thanks!

    BTW, My new 15" pb 1.5 (1 gig ram) is on its way (If it ever leaves CA) it'll hold me for a few more weeks -- maybe I won't even need the G5 for a while! :D I'm hoping I'm as happy with it as everyone else on here is with theirs!
     
  2. netytan macrumors 6502

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    The 1.8Ghz G5 PowerMac right now is actually $2,499 not quite $3k however i personally would expect the price of this system to drop by a reasonable amount after the rev. B are anounced shortly, though i could be wrong since i'm pretty new to the Mac world :). I couldn't hazard a guess by how much though.

    I'm sure you could pick up a referbished model for quite a bit less and from what i've heard they are still high quality machines :).

    Mark.
     
  3. furrina thread starter macrumors regular

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    True, that's the base price but after adding 9800 pro graphix card (gotta have it) airport card (gotta have it, router's in the other room) and blue tooth module (gotta have it: wireless mousie and kbd :) ) and bigger HD, the price comes to $3,123.00. And that's without more RAM, which will come from elsewhere I imagine. True about the refurb, that's probably the way I'll go. BTW, it kind of sucks that the bluetooth and wireless card aren't built-in...
     

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