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07-22-2006, 03:14 AM
Well nevermind, I've made up my mind. I'll just buy an older system which is still better than the crap I had. The Mini, plus the monitor etc, willcost well over $700 and I don't feel like paying my parents back. So here is what I wired my choices down to:

This iMac G4 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-iMac-15-G4-700-MHz-768MB-40GB-Combo-drive_W0QQitemZ180010391682QQihZ008QQcategoryZ8004 0QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Is 700mhz accompanied by 768mb ram good enough for Final Cut or iMovie? I'm using this for school.

Mac Mini (http://cgi.ebay.com/Mac-Mini-1-25-GHz-512MB-40-GB-Airport-Bluetooth-CD-RW_W0QQitemZ200008946537QQihZ010QQcategoryZ114190Q QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) Or this Mac mini, $419 altogether leaving me $131 to buy a mouse, keyboard and a monitor.

Or the iBook (http://cgi.ebay.com/iBook-G4-12-Used-needs-repair_W0QQitemZ110011434107QQihZ001QQcategoryZ460 2QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) I can deal with the problems it has, and I can fix them.

So which would be the smartest to get?

07-22-2006, 01:31 PM
honestly, I would get a summer job and get 400$ more to get a macbook!

07-22-2006, 01:35 PM
I would say no to the iMac. I'm switching my wife to a new CoreDuo Intel iMac from that exact machine as I write this. It was getting WAY slow just running iTunes much less anything Graphics intensive.

07-22-2006, 05:27 PM
honestly, I would get a summer job and get 400$ more to get a macbook!

Theres only one place around here that will hire me, I've applied ever since I was 14 to get a job at Winne-Dixie yet they never answer, or they reject me. So I guess I have to wait till I'm 16 to get a job at Checkers or something.

But right now I am just going to buy an older Mac, I just want to make the switch. Save up again, then my the Macbook.

07-22-2006, 05:29 PM
With the options listed there, the ibook is by far the best choice!

07-22-2006, 05:37 PM
Well, I'm looking on eBay. I'm gunna try seeing if I could find a decent PowerMac G4. Would a PowerMac G4 Be a good choice?

Any good? (http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-MDD-Dual-867-g4-1gbram-60gbhd-combo-tiger-DP-SCSI_W0QQitemZ330010224662QQihZ014QQcategoryZ51034 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)