WTB Cheap Mac...ISO advice/opinions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by zero2dash, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. zero2dash macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2006
    Fenton, MO
    Hey everyone,
    I'm wanting to buy a cheap Mac. :)
    While I'd like to buy something higher end (iMac 20" or maybe even a Pro), I'm itching for a new toy and wondering what should I do.

    I could get a Mini (though if I go the Mini route, I'll probably wait to see the updated ones that are eventually going to squeak out soon).


    I could get something older/cheaper (like a G4) and throw a couple hundred into upgrades.

    I'm looking for something that will efficiently run 10.4 and CS2/CS3 (when it's released). Obviously CS2 will run better natively but I'm not sure what to do. (I can get a Sawtooth or DA G4 for around $160.) With my needs in mind, what would you fellow Mac users recommend? Go old (G4) or new (Mini)?
  2. jne381 macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2006
    Grand Rapids
    Get the new Mini. It will have the faster, plus dual, processors. You can put just as much RAM in the Mini as you could in the old G4. You will be limited with internal Hard Drive space, but you can always get an external.

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