Upgrade from iMac G5 2.1 to iMac i3 3.06?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BA Baracus, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. BA Baracus macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2009
    Currently got the iMac G5 isight model, and it pretty much does everything I want it to, usual fair of web, mail, word, excel etc etc

    But in general terms it feels a bit sluggish and clunky, slow startup, slow to launch apps...

    I use iphoto for my snaps but would like to get back into imovie etc but feel that the G5 while usable wont be a great experience.

    How much of a system improvement will I see from going from G5 to i3?

    Dont particularly want/need/afford i5 or i7 or 27" screen. Thinking the base model will be suitable for me.

    Many thanks in advance. :)
  2. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    the i3 is way faster, I think it's 3-4 times faster
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    You'll see a very large increase in performance with the i3 :)
  4. jrcsh6 macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2008
    i'm in a similar boat with a g5 1.8 currently. it's... alright but i've been holding out and holding out. with the new imacs the refurb deals are here. the 3.06 core duo is a steal right now. am i dumb in doing that instead of holding out longer or is it pretty good. i'm already aware that most anything is gonna knock my socks off compaired to my g5 but suggestions?

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