Which Mac to Buy??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Franko, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. Franko macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2003
    Pacific Northwest
    I have a 4yr old Kihei iMac without firewire. I want a new machine with power and one that I can upgrade. I am a home user that wants graphics intensive for photos and video. I like the lcd screens. Budget is an issue. It's a toss up between the g4 17" iMac and a dp g4 Power Mac. Any suggestions are appreciated.

  2. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    Upgradeable? Seems like you already want the tower.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    upgradeability = PowerMac

    No way around it, non of the other machines offer upgradeability.

    But when you think of the LCD screens for a PowerMac -- LCD for PowerMac = $$$$ -- when budget is an issue.
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    you'll be able to put a better graphics card in the powermac, which sounds important to you. The 5200 w/ 64 MB in the imac isn't bad, but it's not the best, and it's not upgradable.

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