imac g4 vs. mac mini

rhodest

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May 12, 2005
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which one is better if I would use it for internet and email?

imac g4 mac mini
700mhz 1.25 mhz
1gb ram 256 ram
40gb hd 40gb hd
tiger tiger
$500 $400
keyboard, mouse no screen keyboard or mouse

which would you buy?
 

dotdotdot

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Jan 23, 2005
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Get the Mac mini. You can find a CRT, mouse and keyboard on ebay and total about $500 to $600 whereas all the upgrades in the iMac would easily make you pay about $700 for a machine. Then you are in eMac terretory.
 

tech4all

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Jun 13, 2004
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rhodest said:
which one is better if I would use it for internet and email?

imac g4 mac mini
700mhz 1.25 mhz
1gb ram 256 ram
40gb hd 40gb hd
tiger tiger
$500 $400
keyboard, mouse no screen keyboard or mouse

which would you buy?
Is the price of the Mac mini with some sort of discount? The Mac mini cost at least $499. Or you buying this off a someone else or is it new?
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Adelaide, Australia
The mini will probably last longer (assuming it doesn't get lost or eaten, they are very small) but the iMac is prettier IMO.

Definitely upgrade the RAM in the mini though, as everyone has been saying.