iMac - buy new, or upgrade?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lana-lang, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. lana-lang macrumors newbie

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    So, I'm trying to decide if I should buy a new iMac, or just upgrade my old one. I've been trying to sell my Power PC G5 on craigslist for almost a week, but no takers. I even included CS2. I was hoping to get at least $400 for it so I could put the money towards a new one.

    My iMac has 1.8 GHz and 512 MB RAM and a 150 GB hard drive. I'm still running on 10.4.11.

    Is it really worth it to buy a new iMac? or should I just add some RAM and upgrade to 10.5? I just installed CS4, but I'm afraid that my machine won't handle it well.

    thoughts?
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    In my opinion, it is time to dump the Power PC. How long has it been since the switch to Intel? A couple of years at least. I'd keep the G5 as a second computer, without upgrading and buy a new iMac.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yeah, PowerPC is a thing of the past when SL hits. iMacs are good machines for a good price, I'd say its time to get a new one.
     
  4. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    If you can't sell it, you can't sell it. I'd pay to max the ram out and use the g5 for as long as you can. Maybe a 7200 rpm hard drive, but that may be the point of pouring good money in after bad.
     

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