- Oct 29, 2012
Do you think it is worth selling my late 2005 dual 2ghz G5 for a Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 Ghz Late 2006 iMac?
You're right, but the price difference is quite large.
Maybe not a white iMac, they're at the end of the line in terms of OS upgrades, an aluminum iMac. Those still have a few years left in them.
Currently using a late 2006 17 iMac with a 2.0 C2D. Upgraded to 3gb RAM, SSD. Runs Lion great. Even played The Walking Dead on it with quite good performance. These machines are made to last.
If it's a 1:1 exchange, go for it. Tiger is certainly more supported than Leopard.
For me, though, I just can't give up my PowerPC machines. I just can't, not even my G5 that will take an EMP pulse and just shrug it off (said for the reaction, not because it happened).
I understand this because of the way I have enjoyed not only my two iBooks, but also my kids' iMac G5. But in giving people advice here on which machine to buy and why, and the benefits of an Intel machine over a PPC machine not only in regards to support but in expandability and longevity; I know that as soon as I can afford an iNtel machine again, that I will move to that and stay there.