1. hobbs macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2005
    Sorry if this is the wrong area!
    Ok. im getting a new mac soon.

    my budget is £1000, but if i got for a ibook or powerbook or iMac instead of a power mac my budget is £1300*
    *however may be higher due to my money is coming from auctions and these are starting prices

    basically with £1000 i can get:
    1.6GHz 17-inch iMac
    1.8GHz 17-inch iMac
    Single 1.8GHz PowerPC G5
    1.33GHz PowerPC G4 14" iBook
    1.5GHz PowerPC G4 Powerbook 12"
    1.4GHz PowerPC G4 MacMini

    However with £1300 i can get the following higher options:
    20" iMac 1.8GHz
    Dual 1.8GHz PowerPC G5
    1.5GHz PowerPC G4 15" Powerbook

    Right now onto the other stuff of me.

    I dont play games, all i do is browse the internet, play alot of music, do some music editing, use video editing programs, browse the internet tons, do design work, web design, digital artwork, photography work and all that.
    Basically i do alot of design work.
    And i like things to be FAST.
    I also like to burn dvd's and cd's and all that.
    I also need wireless internet.
    Laptops are mighty tempting

    But i like to go for the cheapest and best that i can get for my money.

    So can some people tell me whats best for what i do with my 2 budgets?
    So like if i spend £1000 whats the best?
    Or for £1300 whats the best?

    i currently own a very powerfull pc, but i dont like pc's..im fed up with it..lol
    i also own a old iMac G3
    i start college in september and ive been told laptops are great for college.
    i love portable things.. hehe
  2. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2004
    New York
    If you love portable things and are going to college in the fall i would suggest a notebook. Since you do video editing and stuff i would say go for a 15" powerbook. It's worth the money.
  3. macbaseball macrumors 6502a


    Feb 27, 2005
    Northern California
    Get a 1.5 GHz Powerbook and upgrade the RAM when you get the money. That's probably the best option for you.
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    £1300: I you don't absolutely need portability then the Dual 1.8 G5 PowerMac is the best buy (wait for next rev., though, should be right around the corner, you'll probably get dual 2.0 at the same price)... If you want portability then the 15" PowerBook is your best choice...

    £1000: Same as above, but with the Single 1.8 G5 PowerMac and 12" PowerBook... (don't get the 14" iBook unless you NEED the superdrive option, it has the same resolution as the 12" and the 12" is more portable...)

    Nomatter what you get: Go for 1GB RAM... but get it from someone other than Apple... ;)
  5. hobbs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2005
    changing things a lil.
    I HAVE to have a superdrive. hehe.
    and can people reccomend some places for 1GB ram?

    i think ill be getting the 12" PowerBook.
  6. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2003
    Crucial and Newegg are good places to get RAM, they consistently sell good sticks... And good choice on getting the powerbook, I went the route of G5 for college, and while I love it, most days I really wish it was portable. :(
  7. mfacey macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2004

    I got 1GB of original Samsung RAM at OWC. www.macsales.com

    It was something like 210 bucks.

    Nice choice on the powerbook!
  8. hobbs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2005
    im in the UK, $'s is not what i use.. hehe

    all ££££'s here.
  9. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    Congrats with the 12" choice. And stop with the hehe.
  10. gost8go macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2004
    You will wish you had sported for the 17".

    and outpost.com has 1GB Kingston sticks for $139.99, possibly with $20 discount.

    As for £s...good luck. ;)
  11. mfacey macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2004

    I don't know about outpost.com but www.macsales.com ships internationally. That's what I did. I live in the Netherlands. I took into assumption that I would have to pay tax over it when it got shipped in to Holland as well (19%) so I wouldn't have any unpleasant surprises.

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