Thread: 1.6 and the new Dual 1.8
06-09-2004, 01:48 PM #1Buying a PowerMac G5
Well I decided on the Dual 1.8Ghz simply because it will last longer
• Dual 1.8GHz PowerPC G5
• 256MB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 2x128MB
• 80GB Serial ATA
• ATI Radeon 9600 XT 128MB, ADC/DVI
• AirPort Extreme Card
• Apple Keyboard & Mouse
• Mac OS X
• One FireWire 800 port
• Two FireWire 400 ports
• Three USB 2.0 ports
• Apple Mouse
Is there anywhere in the UK for cheaper airport extreme cards? I know crucial on the RAM
Is it better getting a 160GB HDD with it instead, or am I better to get another at a later time (I read 2 HDDs give around a 10% speed boost)
Should I get the bluetooth mouse and keyboard? I hope the battery lasts a while
btw does anyone know why it says mouse twice on that list?iBook G3 (2001) 500MHz 384 RAM 9.2.2 / 10.2.8
Titanium PowerBook G4 (2001) 500MHz 768 RAM 9.2.2/10.2.8
Mac Pro (2007) 4x2.66GHz, 6GB RAM, 10.6.7
iPad 3G + iPhone 4
06-09-2004, 05:36 PM #2nicholasGuest
All I know is you chose a perfect time to get the 1.8Ghz dual, since the updates were JUST announced and the price dropped considerably.
06-14-2004, 07:46 AM #3
- Member Since
- Dec 28, 2003
- Long Island, NY
- 15" MacBook Pro & 23" ACD
The battery life on the mouse and keyboard is just fine. They both have automatic power savers,so when you are not using them, they kind of"sleep", and when you are not to use them for a longer period of time, you can shut both off with a switch. You can check out http://www.apple.com/keyboard/ for more information on the both of them....If you do get the mouse and keyboard, make sure you get them as listed under Mac OS X Keyboard, becuse then you save a considerable amount, like I Did!
06-15-2004, 07:44 AM #4
- Member Since
- Nov 11, 2003
- G5 2ghz Dual Processor, 12" Scrolling TrackPad Powerbook
The wireless mouse (£50 for a one button mouse!) and keyboard serve no purpose other than to 'look good'. If you intend to use them away from your computer then go right ahead, but if your work requires a desk save yourself some money and stick with wires, you'll also miss out on two extra usb ports if you decide to go wireless.
As for the extreme card, considering the quality of the technology, 75 squid is pretty good. It's Apple's own too so I'd be surprised if you could find it legitimately cheaper anywhere else.
If your intending on doing and visual stuff with your G5 then get the biggest HD you can afford.
Get a University student to buy it for you, you'll get a whacking great discount. You'll save yourself about £150 - £200.I say, "Unless it causes death, it's not a problem!".
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