New iMac or Power Mac?

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

  1. mcfly27 macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2007
    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


    Jun 7, 2005
  3. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

    Kamera RAWr

    May 15, 2007
    I'm where I need to be
    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


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    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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