New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

iMac vs PowerMac


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
WannaMac

 
Member Since: Oct 22, 2004
Location: Charlotte, NC, USofA
Posts: 30
WannaMac is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 20" iMac 2.0Ghz, 1.5G RAM

WannaMac is offline
My brand new P4 Windoze machine has finally pushed me over the edge. It was fine for basic stuff like photo's but now I'm getting into digital video and I'm spending most of my time trying to piece together and troubleshoot software and waiting for reboots after the software inevitably crashes my system... I don't even want to talk about the money and time I've spent trying to keep viruses and spyware out.... :mad: Sitting on some DV forums trying to figure out problems, people kept telling me to buy a mac.... So here I am...

I am a hobby photographer and now videographer and most of what I do is just for my family or occasionally for a church function, etc... I'm not a power user by any means.... I'm also not the kind of guy that likes to rip off the cover and start replacing stuff. Don't have time for that. I want to be able to sit down and have the thing just work.

I'm heavily leaning towards the new 20" iMac with 1G of ram and a 250G HD and just want some assurances that it'll do what I want for a while without needing an upgrade anytime soon. Do I need to consider a PowerMac? The cpu cost and the added cost of the monitor scares me off and I'm not sure it buys me that much more unless I were to go to the dual 1.8....

While I'm at it... Is .mac worth the cost? Seems like it just from what I've read....

What about Applecare?

Any other must have's that I should add on when I order?

Thanks!

Wanna:mac:
QUOTE Thanks
witeshark

 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 2,860
witeshark will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: G4 1Ghz OS X 10.4.7

witeshark is offline
The iMac you mentioned would do just fine
QUOTE Thanks
Murlyn

 
Murlyn's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 11, 2003
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Posts: 4,909
Murlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to all
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM OS 10.5.2

Murlyn is offline
You just named the exact same setup that I just purchased.. havent received it yet though.. not until the 19th of November But from my experience with Macs.. oh man you're going to love it I had my first kernal panic (Mac's blue screen of death) this last week and I have had my computer for almost 4 years now.. so one crash in all that time.. not bad in my opinion

I purchased Apple Care though and I think it's a really good idea especially when you purchase anything with a LCD monitor since they are expensive to replace.. and Apple seems to be having problems with them. Anyways I think you'll love it, especially after everything you've gone through already.
QUOTE Thanks
VastDeathmaster
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I've used a 600mhz iBook for what sounds like the same things you are doing. And it has worked fine. Since you are going for the new iMac, then I think everything will work even better.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Of SODIMMS and Virtual PC | Thinking of switching »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Is it worth to switch from iMac G4 to iMac G5?? Mainyehc Apple Desktops 12 03-13-2006 07:21 PM
imac or powermac? atacinus Switcher Hangout 14 05-07-2005 03:52 PM
prepping imac hard drive in a powermac sonicj Other Hardware and Peripherals 5 10-17-2004 11:43 PM
installing OS9 onto powermac G3 from iMac CD madmusician Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 1 07-12-2004 10:38 AM
PowerMac or iMac schweb Apple Desktops 9 06-30-2003 05:00 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?