12" G4 or 23" ACD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Adokimus, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Adokimus macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2007
    Boston, MA
    I was just wondering what people think is a better deal:

    a 12 G4 Powerbook with 1.5Ghz processor and 512mb ram


    a 23" Apple Cinema Display

    I can buy either for $550.

    The G4 is older, I don't know how it will run Leopard, and it will take away from my MBP savings. But, if I don't get the Powerbook, then I'm stuck on my Vista machine (not really that bad) until I save up that much. As for the ACD, it's due for an update, though who knows when that update will actually be. Plus, it lacks so many inputs in the current generation. However, the money I spend on the ACD will add to the total setup that I'm working towards. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    save the $550 for the MBP. That's what I would do, the G4 is really to old to be useful, and like you said, the cinema display is due for an update (but knowing Apple, it might not be for quite some time..)

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