CRAZY!!!! imac 17" to pmac 933

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jordonringel, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. jordonringel macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2002
    Look at how bad apple is screwing the prosumer line of products.
    I can get a new 17" imac, extra 256 mb ram, airport card, a 20gb bigger hard drive, speakers, and a 17" LCD screen all for $50 less than just the power mac... NO SCREEN!!!!!!!!!! that's crazy!!!
    and all the imac looses is 133mhz, dual display, L3, and pci slots.

    iMac 800 w/ 17" TFT Z05S 3-4 wks Remove $2,248.00 $2,248.00
    Apple Pro Speakers 065-3463
    Accessory Kit 065-3687
    Keyboard/Mac OS X - U.S. English 065-3691
    80GB Ultra ATA drive 065-3695
    AirPort Card 065-2930
    512MB SDRAM - 2 DIMMs 065-3838
    SuperDrive 065-3768
    56K internal modem 065-2927

    Power Mac G4 933MHz/L3/256MB/60G/SuperDrive/NVIDIA M8666LL/A 1-2 days Remove $2,299.00 $2,299.00
    256MB SDRAM - 1 DIMM
    Apple Pro Keyboard - U.S. English
    Mac OS - U.S. English
    56K internal modem
    933MHz PowerPC G4
    NVIDIA GeForce4 MX dual
    Apple SuperDrive
    60GB Ultra ATA drive
  2. kaltsasa macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2002
    Kellogg IA
    The Architecture on the PM is faster than the Imac, plus it is much more expandable and upgradable than an Imac....I have an imac 800, and a powermac 533 and i've found them to be about equal in rendering in final cut pro and imovie. The faster bus does make a bit of a difference.
  3. jadam macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2002
    ummmm... thats because your old powermac 533 has a 4 stage pipeline, while the imac 800 has a 7stage pipeline.
  4. porovaara macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2002
    Uh, what the hell are you on about?
  5. MacMaster macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    Imac has a 100mhz bus.
    The PM 533 has a 133mhz bus.
    Just FYI...
  6. backspinner macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2002
    Re: CRAZY!!!! imac 17" to pmac 933

    add processor upgrades...

    people are willing to pay for that all together!
  7. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    I'm not surprised the Pro line is more expensive than the i-line. Expect that, ringeldog. :p

    For the extra money to complete the PowerMac system you get a L3 Cache, which really speeds things up, up to 1.5GB of memory, a faster bus, and a damn sure faster processor. You pay for the monitor to help balance out the cost of the extras, Bubba! :p :rolleyes:
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    In two years or less when the processor and/or graphics starts looking painfully slow on the 17" iMac you'll find that the only option for upgrades is to purchase an entire computer.

    The tower can and will last a whole lot longer on video card upgrades alone - and there may even be faster processor boards available for the machine also.

    If the $50 savings on the iMac is worth tossing the ability to upgrade your computer - go for it. However if you want to keep the computer for a long time and keep it upgraded - too bad, I hope the $50 saving is worth it.

    There's even a thread here asking about adding USB 2.0 to an iMac - sorry the only way to do that it buy a new iMac, but wait they don't offer USB 2.0 iMac. With a tower there are probably PCI card options to do this.

    How about if you need true multi monitor support and you have an iMac, or you need to add SCSI, internal RAID, adding a second HD, upgrading video, processor upgrades, USB 2.0, Firewire 2, etc.

    Well looks like that $50 savings should have bought you a $50 discount coupon on your next computer.

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