wait for low end G5 or getta dual 1.25 now for less?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by adamfilip, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. adamfilip macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2003
    burlington, Ontario canada
    I love the new g5.. its awesome but is it too much ? for me

    i can get a dual 1.25 g4 for like 400 bucks less then the 1.6 single g5

    and im sure it will be fast enough for me. and i could get it today!

    im a student , i do freelance work on the side

    whadya think?
  2. pseudobrit macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2002
    Jobs' Spare Liver Jar
    Do you absolutely need a new computer now? In six months, the prices will drop on the G5s and the specs will be accelerated.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Remember the current PowerMac G4 being sold at the Apple Store is the Revision A PowerMac -- No Airport Extreme, FW800, new USB controller, etc.

    The was the machine replaced in January, though it is funny it lingers on and the Revision B PowerMac was EOLd.

    But it should boot into OS 9...

    * - If I got the machine specs right. :rolleyes:
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    I would either wait, or get the low end G5. The dual 1.25 may be faster now, but I wouldn't want to buy a new 32-bit Mac now. They introduced their future, and it's 64-bit. I wouldn't want to be left out of that if I were an Apple user buying a NEW machine. If you buy a used or refurbished dual proc G4, then it's a different story.

    But I'd wait for a price drop if you truly can't afford the 1.6GHz G5 (which may be faster than the dual proc G4....who know), or save my money and buy what I want when I see it. I can't blame you for not wanting to shell out 2G's for a low end G5 machine.

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