recent powerbook or imac G5 which is a better buy?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Old Smuggler, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

    Old Smuggler

    Sep 8, 2006
    the most recent 15 powerbooks and imac g5's are similar in price

    i allready have a desktop slower than these i am looking at
    but dont really care which one of these to get

    what are reasonable prices for each macine?
    which one is a more problem free machine ?
  2. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    I would hang in there until you see a Core Duo 2 iMac 20" on the refurb pages.

    Even a MacBook 2.0 GHz refurb with enough RAM would be light years faster than your eMac.

    Having a portable is really handy and it might get you through the core wars until you're ready for that Octa Core Tower ;)
  3. jamesi macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2005
    Davis CA
    the old powerpc chips just arent fast enough to warrant paying even the refurb price IMHO

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