Which mac to buy??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pheydonj, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. pheydonj macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2009
    I'm looking to replace an old g4 tower with something newer.
    My partner has just bought a new Intel Imac which I like very much, however my budget is only about £600 tops. I've seen some white imacs for sale second hand and wondered how these would compare? Any advice would be appreciated!
  2. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    Assuming that you have a display, I'd get a mini in your situation.
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Yeah, go with an intel mini - with snow leo only running on intels, it will give your machine considerably more life.
  4. Mew2468 macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2009
    Home of the 2010 Winter Games
  5. brendu macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2009
    gonna have to agree.. sonce you have a K,M,&M id say the most sensical solution for you is the Mac Mini... and you can always upgrade the ram and hdd later if you decide its necessary...
  6. ymarker macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2009
    Depends on what you want to do. If you'll be doing some heavy h.264 avc processing you'll be pushing the mini. Otherwise a mini refurb $499 is plenty with 4gb ram upgrade.
  7. Kenzembo1 macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2008
    Youngstown, OH
    I'd go with the mini, unless you're looking for something more portable (you know what I mean :rolleyes:)...in that case I'd recommend getting a refurbished whitebook.

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