New Mac mini vs. Used PowerMac G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lenbone, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. lenbone macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2005
    I am in the market for a new(er) computer, and the new mac mini has hit the sweet spot for my budget. I really like the features and general power/speed of the new mini. A friend suggested an older but seemingly still fast and powerful PowerMac G5 which are going for roughly the same price as a mini, on ebay.

    Currently I have a Quicksilver G4 with 933mhz, 1.5GB RAM and it runs leopard decently, but i'd like to have a bit more fun.

    Would I be foolish to get the G5? Any advice, logic would be greatly appreciated.
  2. tompon1923 macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2008
    15°35'30.45S 54°31'22.17E
    Few months back I was wondering the same thing,

    I went for the G5 because I got an amazing deal and it looked superb!
    The MacMini will blow the G5 away unless you get the quad G5 but they're still pretty expensive and still a little bit slower on some tasks.

    I'd say play safe, get a mini.
    If you find yourself a one in a lifetime deal for a G5 go for it.
    But otherwise stick with the mini.
  3. TrapOx macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    Get a dual core 2.3 G5. It has The same processing power, faster memory and FAR better graphics power.

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