New iMac or Power Mac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mcfly27, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. mcfly27 macrumors newbie

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    It's about time to upgrade my set-up. I'm trying to decide if I should by a new iMac with all the bells and whistles it can hold, or a base line Power Mac. If I get the Power Mac I will still have to spend a good bit more to purchase the monitor. I'm thinking it will be about an $800 price difference.

    Most of what I do is graphic design and photo editing. I do on occasion record music and video edit, but that's more of a hobby.

    I was excited about the new iMac, but I'm not too sure about those glossy monitors. Any designers or photo editors out there run into any problems with them? I hate to buy an all-in-one unit like the iMac and discover that I hate the screen. On the flip side, it has about everything I need at a decent price.

    Feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

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  3. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    I'd go for the Mac Pro, if thats infact what you meant. All your design and photography programs will fly on the Mac Pro ;). Besides, if you're serious in your design and photography, you probably won't want the glossy screen of the iMac, IMHO. If you can afford a Mac Pro and it doesn't phase the pocket book too much, go for it :)
     
  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    It really isn't a good idea to invest in a IBM based Mac, Get yourself the new iMac. It will be running all the latest and greatest. The G4/G5 chips will not be as fun, and will more then likely cause you headaches getting all your software.
     

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