Hey everyone, just looking for a little advice from those who are more in the know than I am. The now-old Imac G5 17-inch Superdrive has dropped down to $1299 and I am eligible for the education discount for the now-new Imac G5 17-inch Superdrive, at $1498, plus $60 more or less for the 56k modem USB addition. Is the new Imac G5 really worth the extra money? Thanks for all the input in advance.
I really think the new iMac is worth the extra dough.
Consider the remote and the iSight. You may not need them but you may want them down the line. Plus, the Front Row seems awesome along with Photo Booth app. The graphics card is supposed to be better too.
I forgot about the faster ram. And there's the Mighty Mouse too. Decisions! Decisions! I am going to wait to see if the older Imacs drop in price again, or maybe they will all sell out, rendering my decision much easier :-). There's not much of a difference between the old 20-inch and the new 20-inch (education price), so on that end, no brainer ($1,799 vs $1,848). Thanks a bunch!
Even though I own a Dual G5 PowerMac I gotta say the new higher end iMac has me drooling. A built-in iSight ($200 value there), and what seems to look like an iPod Shuffle (I know it's a remote), and like the others mentioned before hand, bigger and faster machine with other extra gimmicky things that you'll actually take advantage of. Man, I wished I held out. So much more options now. And better options. Newer revised G5 PowerMacs and iMacs with all the added bells and whistles. Oh why oh why did I buy my Mac when I did? hehe