towerG5 questions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by metronycguy, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. metronycguy macrumors newbie

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    loooking at buying a tower g5, changing over to mac for video editting,just a hobby , but who knows? does mac ever run specials with a powermac and with final cut pro or express? i am sure imovie will work in beginning.
    i may buy A DELL 24 ws monitor, i know i can get that under 700.
    any comparision on the dell to the cinema, besides no firewire ports?
    do you think the towers will change on jan 6,besides ilife 6
    what kind of school do ihave to be enroled in to get the education price of fcp?
    i was thinking of taking digital classeds
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I'm guessing you mean a PowerMac G5.

    Apple as far as I know has never run a PowerMac G5/software special. You will have to buy Final Cut Express or Pro off your own bat. But yes, iMovie will work just fine for hobby-level video editing.

    Nearly everyone on here who has a Dell monitor says they are great, not as good looking as the ACDs and yes, lacking in a Firewire hub but they are still top-quality monitors.

    I doubt the PowerMac's will see an update at MWSF (Jan 10th by the way, not Jan 6th) as they were recently given a massive update to dual-core processors and PCIe architecture. If and when iLife '06 is released, all new Mac's will ship with it and those bought within a certain date range will be eligible for an upgrade via a mail-in redemption scheme.

    You have to be enrolled in an approved tertiary institution to get student pricing on Apple purchases. Just look up the list of schools in your chosen postal code.
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I'd wait until after MWSF in January - no one knows what to expect anymore.
    Better safe than sorry. (After all, it's less than 1 month away)

    BTW: MWFS is Jan 9-13, not the 6th ;)
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    That's good advice, up has been feeling an awful lot like down lately so yeah, wait a couple of weeks and see what's going to happen.

    The Keynote's on the 10th isn't it?
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, the 10th is the Big Day! :D :) :D
    Here's a Breakdown

    I'm actually not sure what happens on the 9th, but that's when the banner says it starts. :confused:
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Probably industry day.
     
  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, goodie, I can hardly wait. *yawn*

    GIVE ME THE KEYNOTE!!! :D
     

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