Graphic Designer... Which Mac to Buy... HELP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ipodtouchy333, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

    Nov 15, 2007
    Hello, I am trying to help my aunt look for a new mac. She is a graphic design "artist" and right now has a G4 (not sure what that really is due to previous generations). I am wondering which mac she would benefit from. We do not have enough for a mac pro unfortunately, so it really is between the iMacs. I do not want something that could be overkill but I know this work is computer intensive. Hope this makes sense and I don't sound TOO stupid but any help is appreciated. Thanks again !
  2. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2007
    The 2.4 GHz iMac seems to be a good solution, I'd recommend if she's planning on using Photoshop or anything like that to upgrade the machine to 2 GB of RAM.
  3. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    I use a 24" iMac for general design purpose (InDesign, Photoshop etc) at work and find it extremely satisfactory. The screen is good and performance in general is more than adequate. I'd recommend maxing out the RAM, (don't buy extra RAM from Apple - cheaper from Crucial), but otherwise the basic 24" should do just fine.
  4. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2007
    I had the same issues last October. I had a G4 1.25 Duelie. I could not afford a Mac Pro either. I opted for an iMac alum 2.8 GHz machine. I could have purchased the 2.4 as well, but decided what the!

    As a graphic designer, this iMac was worked great. Would suggest it to your aunt!

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