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hobbs

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Apr 17, 2005
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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
 

JzzTrump22

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Apr 13, 2004
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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.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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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... ;)
 

hobbs

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Apr 17, 2005
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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.
 

Rocksaurus

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Sep 14, 2003
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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. :(
 

mfacey

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Feb 1, 2004
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hobbs said:
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.

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

It was something like 210 bucks.


Nice choice on the powerbook!
 

hobbs

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

all ££££'s here.
 

gost8go

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Dec 2, 2004
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hobbs said:
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.
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. ;)
 

mfacey

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Feb 1, 2004
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Netherlands
hobbs said:
im in the UK, $'s is not what i use.. hehe

all ££££'s here.


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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