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Old Oct 9th, 2005, 11:37 AM   #1
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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 Apple.ca 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?

Thanks!

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Old Oct 9th, 2005, 11:42 AM   #2
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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.
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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.

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