Decisions, decisions! Someone help!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by msjones, Mar 27, 2008.

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Swap MacBook SR for PowerMac G5 Dual 2GHZ

Poll closed Mar 30, 2008.
  1. Yes do it!

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  2. Are you mad? NO!!

    29 vote(s)
    96.7%
  1. msjones macrumors 6502

    msjones

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    #1
    So heres my situation.....

    Somebody has just offered me a swap for my SR MacBook (see sig). They want to swap a PowerMac G5 Dual 2GHZ, 8GB RAM, 160GB HDD excellent condition with a 19" Apple LCD.

    Do i do it??!
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

    siurpeeman

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    #2
    if portability is any bit at all important or useful to you, i wouldn't trade for a g5. plus, i actually think your macbook is faster than that dual g5. further, apps are becoming more and more intel only, and you'd only be hurting yourself in the future with this trade. keep the macbook. if you're serious about getting a tower, save up and buy a mac pro.
     
  3. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Nope. While the PowerMac is still a great machine - if you're already on the new Intel architecture, there really isn't any point on going back the G5.
     
  4. msjones thread starter macrumors 6502

    msjones

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    #4
    Well i think two NO's are enough to swing it for me! Thanks for the replies!
     
  5. krye macrumors 68000

    krye

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    #5
    No way. Don't take a step back! G5's are dead. And the resale value goes down by the minute. I wouldn't trade a top of the line new MacBook for an old obsolete G5 tower. There's just no way.

    Don't do it, no matter how sweet a tower and display would be, it's just too old. If you're dying for a Mac Pro, I'd at least eBay the MacBook and put it towards a new Mac Pro.
     
  6. OZMP macrumors 6502

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    #6
    i used to own a dual 2ghz g5 before my macpro, and i now own a macbook aswell... performance is prettymuch the same, if you NEED a tower, get a 1st gen macpro from ebay, or save up and get a MBP :p

    cheers,
     
  7. LightDemon69 macrumors member

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    #7
    I think that the voting in the polls says it all. :D
     
  8. anirban macrumors 6502a

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  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

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    #9
    Keep what you got...

    and invest in a nice Cinema Display to hook your SR MB up to, and you have transportability. :cool:
     
  10. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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  11. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    The guy who offered the swap. :cool:
     
  12. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

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    #12
    My money is on the OP...

    ($1.00 is all I have in my wallet right now). :p
     
  13. Jpoon macrumors 6502

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    #13
    Meh, wait for the mini update if you want a desktop with equal computing power as your current rig :).
     

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