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    iMac G4 or Mac Mini Core Duo?
    Ok, so im in a pickle. One of my friends Is going to sell me an iMac G4 1.25GHz, 100Gb Hard Drive, 1GB Ram, 20" Display, and superdrive, for $600.

    So my question is...Im going to be using this with Logic Express, Reason, Adobe Creative Suite 1, Should I buy the iMac G4 or should I get a stock Mac Mini, with 512MB Ram, 1.66GHz core duo, 60GB hard drive, no display, and a combo drive. I know this is probably an obvious answer but I need to know which is going to be alright with the applications I need to run.

    Help is MUCH appreciated.
    iBook G3, 800 MHz, Combo Drive, 256MB Ram, 30GB, Airport Card...For Sale! Here.

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    Do you already have a display?

    I would have said that the extra power and ability to have multible monitors on the Mac Mini is better for logic express, instead of the extra RAM, which is easily added later.

    If you are just making Audio CDs it would be fine...

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    No I dont have a disply, and im gonna have no money for extra ram, but for like $20 more i can get 2GB Ram in the iMac.
    iBook G3, 800 MHz, Combo Drive, 256MB Ram, 30GB, Airport Card...For Sale! Here.

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    Well if its for just the Express version, I would certainly get the iMac G4! They Look nice and would be more that capaple for what you need!

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    Yay! thanks for the reassurance turkey!
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    You've got to think longer term really - it's a case of going for Intel or PowerPC architecture. You're buying 2001 technology with the G4. For a bit more you can have an up to date machine which will run Universal apps very quickly.

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