12-01-2005, 01:14 PM #1SPOW05GuestCOMPUTER RECOMMENDATION! Imac or Emac?
I do light graphic design and website freelance work. I am looking for a refurbished Apple desktop that would handle Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, DreamWeaver, Apple Motion and occasional 3d Software. I've had laptops for years, but I am not in need of the portability. I have roughly about $1,000 for my budget. I am looking for professional advice as to what works well with some of your situations. I like the iMac G5, with the 9600, the 128 MB video ram, the larger hard drives and the superdrive. I'm just having a hard time deciding between the 2 GHZ Imac g5 for $949, or the 1.42 GHZ Emac for $799. They each have the same hard drives, video cards, ram, but the difference is the display and the processor. These are big differences, I know. The G5 will probably last longer, and not get outdated as quickly. I am also a little bit hesitant since Apple has discontinued the Emac line. Please let me know what's working for you guys; I would really appreciate the real world advice.
12-01-2005, 03:16 PM #2
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12-01-2005, 03:25 PM #3SPOW05Guest
I am leaning in that direction. The $149 difference isn't nearly worth the long term advantages of the G5. Thanks!
12-01-2005, 03:27 PM #4
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Like Murlyn said, go with the iMac. The G5 is a lot faster for some of the apps you will be running. Motion especially would be a LOT better on the G5 iMac. You also get a nice flat screen display included.
12-01-2005, 04:26 PM #5
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if you can afford the difference in the 2, i would get the iMac.
12-01-2005, 05:40 PM #6SPOW05Guest
Now, what about the motherboards crapping out, and the loud fan issues? Are those still prevalent with the older generation iMac G5s?
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12-08-2005, 05:28 PM #8SPOW05Guest
Fellas, I broke down and got the Imac G5. Too, too sweet. This makes the most sense, especially in the long run. I got the wife to agree, so that's even better.
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