Buying a used mac, help!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Ropes27, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Ropes27 macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking about buying an used mac.
    I've seen two used imac g5s each for sale around the £270 mark.
    I have also however seen a used mac mini (core2 duo, 4gb ram) for sale at £250- tho i haven't had any replies to my queries from its seller.
    Which would you choose, imac g5 or an intel mac mini. I'm hesitant to buy the g5 because i know it won't run snow leapard or windows. Are developers dropping the powerpc for software?
    Thanks,
    David
     
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    I would get the mini every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

    About 50X faster.
     
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000

    techound1

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    +1 for the mini. PPCs are really dead (sorry, orange).
     
  4. Ropes27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the replies.
    So how much would the average used intel mac mini cost.
    *note* i'm unsure whether the pre-mentioned one is still for sale :( *note*
    thanks,
    David
     
  5. xpected_one macrumors regular

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    Well you could always check eBay for comparable models. Alternatively there is a website www.mac2sell.net I believe where you can put the specs in and see what the selling range is for that particular model.
     

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