New iMac or Stick with TiBook: HELP, need some advice...

in General Discussion edited January 2014
I just sold my 350 G4 tower. I now just have a 667 Mhz G4 Titanium Powerbook and a big external monitor. Here's my question: should I get the new 17-inch iMac, the low-end G4 Tower, or just save my money and stick with my PowerBook?

What I do/what I need: I'm a multimedia guy. I do a lot of Final Cut, Quicktime, Flash, and plan on doing some low end 3D animation. Personally, I know I should get the G4 Tower, but it's ugly as sin to me and I just don't want it in my studio (yes, I'm fickle). But I'll get it if I'm convinced by someone that it's the best solution. I also really love the new iMac and have the money, but am I just spending money uselessly since I've got my Titanium PowerBook (my powerbook set up: 667Mhz, 512ram, 30gig harddrive, external dvd burner, external 17inch crt monitor, external 120gb 7200rpm harddrive) ???? Â* I really need some advice on this... <img src="confused.gif" border="0">


  • Reply 1 of 10
    bigcbigc Posts: 1,224member
    I'd get something with two processors and 2 gigs of ram. Great w/OS X. I'd get the dual 1.4 with a 23" ACD. I'm getting that set-up once they have been out for review. (Currently Dual gig and 22" ACD), You can always mount the Box under a desk so it cant be noticed that much.

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  • Reply 2 of 10
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    Welcome aboard, jim.

    Moving to General Discussion, which is where purchasing discussions are topical.
  • Reply 3 of 10
    I've been reading this forum for a while and I noticed that when the administrator moves the thread to its 'proper' place, suddenly, activity dies out on that thread. Therefore, I'm not really happy that you moved my thread, I was getting some great advice before you put the kibosh on it.

    for the record, people are still going to 'future hardware' to talk about the new iMac and this probably won't stop for at least another week. so it could have stayed there and gotten more attenion. General Discussion...nobody goes there. thanks. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[oyvey]" />

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  • Reply 4 of 10
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Unless you are really feeling like your Ti Book is "slow", I'd probably hang onto it... it really depends on your workload, but I'm thinking that the PowerBook could tide you over until The Next Big Thing (970), when you will then be able to attain Ultimate Power.

    And BTW, sticking a thread into the wrong forum intentionally just because it has more traffic... um, no. We keep (for the most part) threads where they belong for a reason. We can't control whether or not anyone answers your question - that's up to the members.

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  • Reply 5 of 10
    [quote] I've been reading this forum for a while and I noticed that when the administrator moves the thread to its 'proper' place, suddenly, activity dies out on that thread. <hr></blockquote>

    You could have just put the thread in the right place to start out with....

    If I were in your position I would definitely go with a tower of some kind. You could always put it under your desk if the looks are such a problem. However, if you decided that you just can't stomach the looks of the powermac I would wait until the next case revision and hope you like that instead of getting the iMac. The TiBook you have right now is a fine machine (if you can wait for 6 months or so).
  • Reply 6 of 10
    guyguy Posts: 16member
    Personally I think a new G4 with a 20" LCD is much nicer than a PowerBook hooked up to a big 'ol monitor, but to each his own I guess.

    I'd get a dual 1.25 - your work will really fly on that machine.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    Best username EVER!
  • Reply 8 of 10
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    [quote]Originally posted by groverat:

    <strong>Best username EVER!</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Best MOVIE ever!! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 9 of 10
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by jim katta:

    <strong>General Discussion...nobody goes there. thanks. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[oyvey]" />


    If you've been around AI for a while you should know that GD is one of the more popular forums so I don't know where you got "nobody goes there".
  • Reply 10 of 10
    dang it, now I feel guilty. I apologize, I've just been freaking out about what to do about this situation and feared my post would get lost in the ether. thankfully, I see that's not the case. thanks for the advice guys. jeez, my first thread and I get all snippy. <img src="embarrassed.gif" border="0"> :cool:
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