Choose: Imac 17" or the 867 dual Powermac??

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by djniche, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. djniche macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2002
    If you had the money to get one of this two computers which would you buy and why?

    What are the advantages of both systems ?
    Which one would you get??
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    867 Dual PM, why? MUCH more power and can be upgraded/expanded.
    Allthough the 17" iMac does look cool, and of course you get a (VERY nice) screen with that which you would have to buy extra to a PM.
  3. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    The iMac is the better value... even though the PM is nicer, it costs alot more
  4. MacAztec macrumors 68040


    Oct 28, 2001
    San Luis Obispo, CA

    Get the powermac. It will be WAY faster, way more expandable, and alot cooler IMO
  5. Rajj macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2002
    32° 44' N 117° 10' W


    The Dual 867 is cheaper than the 17" iMac;)

    At any rate.... to anwser your question(This should be a no brainer!!) I would get the Dual 867;) Why? Because it is expandiable and Faster!!!!!!!!Besides, the Superdrive is slower and not worth the price, unless you have a REAL need for it ;)
  6. G5orbust macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2002
    By value he means it comes w/ a screen and is a little more expensive ( but not as expensive as a dual 867 w/ a 17 inch screen)

    But i'd have to go w/ the dual 867. Ull like it better and the PCI slots and the user changeable graphics card (cuz the geforce 4 Mx w/ 32 mb just sucks) will help you in the future.

    get the dual 867 on and customize it w/ a better graphics card, a little more ram and (if you dont have an apple store near you), get a LCD also v17 inch is the best out of them all) Also, get a superdrive if you really want one. I'd stick w/ the combo drive and get a compy of toast titanuim. You can burn VCDs and are a lot more cost efficeint tahn a dvd and burn much faster.
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
  8. G5orbust macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2002
    i tihnk the main concensus aroun here is the 867. U might think about getting an "old" 933 or dual 1 gig machine also. They're probably pretty cheap now that the new PMs are here. Just wait like a month or two and see.
  9. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2001
    Moneyapolis, Minnesota
    don't buy your ram from apple...there are a lot of better deals out there that you can get...unless you are a power user and really really need the best ram then get the apple ram since it is made with more quality and a little kiss from stevie...jk
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    If you were just looking to surf the internet, play some music, and play a few games, I'd say the iMac right away. It's a great value. If you want to do something more creative, the tower is better. Sooner or later, more creative applications will be dual processor and AltiVec compatible so the tower's going to be more useful overall.
  11. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    I would get the 867 PM cause u can shove a kick a$$ graphics card in there for gamin and you can also get a really big screen. I would perfer to have the expandability over the stylin. Although for video I would want the super drive;)

    800 POSTS!!!!!
    :):D ;) :p :cool: :rolleyes: :eek: :)
  12. G5orbust macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2002
    o yeah, hehehehehe. i forgot about that. Guess ive been spending too much time in the store configuring my own dream machine. Yea, skip the thing i said about the ram. Go to circuit city (the cheapest ram ive seen in awhile) or any other electronics store and buy some. Ull be glad u did.

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