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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 28, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    15" MacBook Pro & 23" ACD
    Ok, I've narrowed it down to two Macs...I need some help deciding which one will be my shining star!!

    My needs are: iLife Apps(including GarageBand), Basic PhotoShop, video editing(iMovie), DVD Authoring(iDVD)...Web Design, word processing, and other basic stuff.

    Here are the Two Systems:

    1.6GHz PowerPC G5
    Save $135 at checkout - 1GB DDR333 SDRAM (PC2700) - 2x512
    160GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
    ATI Radeon 9600 Pro
    Apple Studio Display (17" flat panel)
    Bluetooth Module
    SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    Apple Keyboard & Apple Mouse - U.S. English
    Mac OS X - U.S. English

    Promotion Savings
    Subtotal $2,577.00

    Save $158 at checkout - 1GB DDR333 SDRAM - 2 DIMMs
    160GB Ultra ATA drive
    Internal Bluetooth Module
    Keyboard/Mac OS X - U.S. English
    APP for iMac/eMac - Enrollment Kit
    20-inch flat-panel LCD
    1.25GHz PowerPC G4
    4x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
    Apple Keyboard
    Apple Mouse
    Apple Pro Speakers
    Promotion Savings
    Subtotal $2,584.00

    Help Me Decide PLEASE!!!!!

  2. #2

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    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2004
    Miami FL
    G4 1Ghz OS X 10.4.7
    Very tough! I think since other components can be chaged/added later that I would go for the G5. :p

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Dec 28, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    15" MacBook Pro & 23" ACD
    Hmmmm....Well I'm waiting for the updates....If I can get a Dual 1.8 witha 20" for about $2800 like the rumors said at around WWDC, I will..i like the iMac's design especially the display, but I guess I just can't justify spending the same amt of money for a pretty computer as for a Super-Powered Computer.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2003
    Hamilton College
    20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
    Quote Originally Posted by ApplejustWorks
    If I can get a Dual 1.8 witha 20" for about $2800 like the rumors said at around WWDC,
    the chances of that happening are about as slim as slim can get

    the 20" is 1300 and the cheapest G5 is 1,800 and thats a single processor.....with the updates they will still keep single processors just up the speeds but for a dual with a 20" display your looking at atleast 3500 but realistically around 3800-3900 if you dont upgrade the machine
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  5. #5
    Based on your stated needs, the G4 with a 20" would look real nice sitting on your desk!!

    But still, hard to pass up the power of the G5 ?!?!?

    Like witeshark said, you'll be able to swap parts out on the G5 in the future, and that makes it more appealing.

    I'd go with the G5 too :-)

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