Purchasing Dilemma - Make Up My Mind for Me!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by hdyhd, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. hdyhd macrumors newbie

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    Here's the situation. After shopping around for 2 weeks I have determined that for the same price I can purchase either of the following.

    20" iMac with 1 GB RAM and AppleCare

    or

    1.8 GHz G5 with 1 GB RAM, 17" Studio Display, AppleCare


    I like the bigger monitor on the iMac, but I like the ability to upgrade over time on the G5. (Is the 20" Cinema Display worth the extra $600?)

    I will keep the computer for 3 years.

    Which one do I buy and why?

    Thank You!!!!!
     
  2. 1macker1 macrumors 65816

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    G5, if it's the same price, you get a better system.
     
  3. pyrotoaster macrumors 65816

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    Without a doubt, the G5.

    You can always get a bigger display later. ;)
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    G5

    You can always trade up to a bigger monitor after a year or so...the G5 will give you way more value for your cash. You could buy a cheap CRT for now and save up for a nice 20 inch lcd....
     
  5. Krizoitz macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with the others, the G5 has far more longevity in it, and since you obviously don't need a low end machine the power of the G5 will really benefit you.
     
  6. jxyama macrumors 68040

    jxyama

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    i second (ok, more like sixth) getting the G5. did you consider getting a non-apple LCD displays? you will be able to purchase a bigger one for the same price.
     

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