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    New Imac 2.7Ghz v. Old G5 1.8Ghz

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    Yeah, I'm considering that option, but the budget's very tight. Thanks for all the comments and advice so
    far.

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    New Imac 2.7Ghz v. Old G5 1.8Ghz
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    He also said this in his First post.

    "So with all that said, my decision is starting to come down to the 21.5" 2.7Ghz Imac. It seems this machine will be able to run my 32" screen as well as its own display (with the appropriate cable) and I am nearly sure the extra power available relative to my old G5 will mean I will have a machine that will run significantly more quickly than my G5 (opening and saving operations mostly) and will remain acceptably quick for at least another 5 years of software upgrades, small changes in working methods, etc."


    To the OP, That will work just fine. Just make sure you have the correct adapter to interface with your 32" Display.
    A lot of "monitor" info mentioned in that first post!

    - Nick
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    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    New Imac 2.7Ghz v. Old G5 1.8Ghz
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    A lot of "monitor" info mentioned in that first post!

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    Yes there was! For some reason that last quote stuck in my brain. I am strange that way.!

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    New Imac 2.7Ghz v. Old G5 1.8Ghz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bicycleman View Post
    Yeah, I'm considering that option, but the budget's very tight. Thanks for all the comments and advice so
    far.
    Not sure if you were responding to my 27" iMac suggestion. If so...with such an important purchase...and since you do a lot of Photoshop & Illustrator work...can you have too much screen real estate??

    For only a couple hundred more ($1419) you can get the 27" iMac:

    Refurbished iMac 27-inch 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 - Apple Store (U.S.)

    I know that sometimes folks don't have the space for a 27" iMac...but honestly...the 21.5" iMac just doesn't have the same value ("bang for the buck") as the 27" iMac.

    Both iMac's are exactly the same from a hardware specs standpoint...except the 27" iMac has an extra Thunderbolt port (good for two external monitors). And remember...with the 27" iMac...$999 of the $1419 price is basically the cost of the 27" Thunderbolt external display (yes the actual 27" Thunderbolt display does have some extra features).

    I understand that the budget is tight...so you gotta do what you gotta do. It would be a shame if you would really like to get the 27" iMac...but are short a couple hundred $$$.

    - Nick

    p.s. We're talking $1419 vs. $1249...just a $170 difference!
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    New Imac 2.7Ghz v. Old G5 1.8Ghz

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    Intel iMac 20" Core Duo 256mb VRam 115gb SSD 2gb Ram Finally!!!
    Here's another thing to consider, a solid state drive. You mention speed on opening and closing files, and this is considerably faster using one of those. Since you're buying a refurb, it may cost a lot to have one put in, but you could have an external SSD.

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