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Old Oct 13th, 2005, 02:28 PM   #1
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"Old" Imac G5 vs "New" Imac G5

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.
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Hell yes! You get an iSight camera and Front Row plus its faster, faster ram, and photobooth. So I would say it is the best iMac for price.
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Old Oct 13th, 2005, 02:41 PM   #3
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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.

Finally, your resale value will be higher.

Definitely go with the new iMac. IMHO.

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Old Oct 13th, 2005, 02:52 PM   #4
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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!
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Old Oct 13th, 2005, 03:19 PM   #5
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I think it's cool that they have an ambient light sensor that lowers the sleep light's intensity when it's dark in the room, so you can sleep. And the remote uses a little watch/CMOS battery
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oh how i wish that was on my iBook...I have to block the sleep icon with something so I can sleep
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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

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Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but did anyone else notice that if you opt for a 500gb hd in the new iMacs, the shipping wait is increased to 5-7 weeks? wtf!?
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Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but did anyone else notice that if you opt for a 500gb hd in the new iMacs, the shipping wait is increased to 5-7 weeks? wtf!?
That's because they have to be custom built.
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