CRAZY!!!! imac 17" to pmac 933

jordonringel

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 15, 2002
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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
 

kaltsasa

macrumors 6502a
Jan 9, 2002
584
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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.
 

jadam

macrumors 6502a
Jan 23, 2002
699
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ummmm... thats because your old powermac 533 has a 4 stage pipeline, while the imac 800 has a 7stage pipeline.
 

porovaara

macrumors regular
Mar 7, 2002
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Originally posted by jadam
ummmm... thats because your old powermac 533 has a 4 stage pipeline, while the imac 800 has a 7stage pipeline.
Uh, what the hell are you on about?
 

backspinner

macrumors 6502a
Apr 29, 2002
547
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Eindhoven
Re: CRAZY!!!! imac 17" to pmac 933

Originally posted by jordonringel
and all the imac looses is 133mhz, dual display, L3, and pci slots.
add processor upgrades...

people are willing to pay for that all together!
 

King Cobra

macrumors 603
Mar 2, 2002
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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:
 

Sun Baked

macrumors G5
May 19, 2002
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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.