have a Powermac G5, looking to upgrade...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dcp063, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. dcp063 macrumors member

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    I have a dual 2ghz G5, 2 gb ram. I'm thinking about upgrading to something newer, maybe a macbook pro. I don't really need the increase in power, but i would like to have the mobility of a laptop...not for any particular reason, would just like take my mac with me if i ever go away for the weekend or something.

    Think I should stick with the G5 or look into getting the mbp?

    and if i do buy the mbp, how much could i sell my G5 tower for? (would keep the display to hook up to mbp)

    i've been debating this for a while and i'm really close to pulling the trigger on the whole deal...thanks for the input


    p.s. most of the work i do is in photoshop, illustrator, some flash, and some dabbling in 3d (maya).
     
  2. sysiphus macrumors 6502a

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    I'd keep the G5. You'd get 1000USD for it at best (I'd think), and frankly, if you're not sure you need the mobility, you're paying a lot to get it. I went from a 1.8ghz dual G5 to a 2.16 Core Duo Macbook Pro, and for everyday use, I don't find it any faster...That said, the new MBP has a much better graphics card (and processor) than mine does, which makes the graphics card an upgrade in the MBP for you, whereas I went from a 6800GT to a x1600 Mobility...a definite downgrade.
     

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