Advice re. New iMac... -
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Advertise

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Oct 9th, 2005, 12:37 PM   #1
Frequently Befuddled
Stephanie's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Brampton
Posts: 843
Question Advice re. New iMac...

I've finally convinced my dad to get himself a new iMac. His first Mac was and still is an iMac G3/500MHz. He bought it when they were on the way out, it was the cheapest lowest-end Mac at the time. He's running Panther 10.3.9 on it and it's only got 256MB. I find it mind-boggingly slow, but he's used to it, so I'm looking forward to his reaction to the G5 & Tiger.

We're probably going to get him the low-end one again because he doesn't need the top-of-the-line, although I will suggest he bump the memory up if it's not too expensive.

So I have two questions, before we dive in and make the purchase:

Should we wait till after the 12th 'just in case' there's some new and exciting announcement that might affect him?

Should we order from the site, go to the store at Yorkdale, or try from one of the local (Brampton / Mississauga) retailers? Basically I'm wondering where we might get the best deal -- or are the prices going to be identical everywhere?


She who laughs last -- probably made a back-up.
Stephanie is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Oct 9th, 2005, 12:42 PM   #2
Honourable Citizen
dona83's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 6,500
Nothing new expected for the iMac, the current revision is really good already with the G5 processor and also the 128MB video card for any gamers in the family. Pricing is identical anywhere so it's just a matter of who you feel most comfortable dealing with. If you opt to buy at Future Shop or Best Buy, their PSP program is a lot cheaper than AppleCare if you don't need phone service.
2017 MacBook Air, 2009 iMac 21.5", iPhone XR 128GB Black, iPad Pro 10.5" 256GB Wifi+LTE
dona83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9th, 2005, 01:03 PM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 216
NONE on the aftermarket service plans are anywhere near as good as the AppleCare program.

So if u are thinking of AppleCare buy it off of ebay and save yourself $100 instead of trying and then losing out on another plan.

But definitely get at least another 512 of ram.

parousia is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A G5 iMac Repair Story gmark2000 Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting 8 Jan 19th, 2008 10:36 PM
iChat freezes on new iMac g5 harrydude Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting 4 Nov 25th, 2005 06:49 PM
Advice needed: Cheapest way to get an iMac G5 woodstock Anything Mac 5 Nov 2nd, 2005 02:20 PM
New iMac revisions... green_ears Anything Mac 6 Apr 16th, 2005 02:01 PM
Upgrade advice for G3 iMac deep Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting 2 Jul 8th, 2004 07:14 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012, All rights reserved. ehMac is not affiliated with Apple Inc. Mac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, Apple TV are trademarks of Apple Inc. Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2 Urban living in Toronto!