New MBP CD2 vs. iMac G5 20" (last rev.)?

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Hi all,



If you've seen my posts, you know I ordered a new MB to replace my last rev. iMac G5 (1.5GB RAM) I was wondering what you think I can expect in terms of performance. My iMac moves along well, but does give me the old spinning ball sometimes. I am also less than impressed with the graphics. I tried the Doom 3 Demo on it and it wouldn't play worth a shit at even medium settings.



Your thoughts on:



Browsing

E-mail

Word

Games (3D)

iTunes encoding, CD burning

DVD encoding, ipod encoding

Interface

iMovie and iPhoto



The machine is a 2.33GHZ/2GB/256MB graphics with a 160GB drive. I know it will be faster, with maybe the exception of Word. Any ideas specifically though? Yes, this might just be an excuse to talk about my order again!



SDW

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 2
    I've got the last iMac G5 revision as well as a MBP pro.



    3d Graphics on the MBP are significantly better.



    Games will be faster for you.



    Most of the other stuff I have noticed less of a difference.



    I did find compiling in XCode to be faster.



    You will be happ - the MBP is well designed.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,035member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by azcoder


    I've got the last iMac G5 revision as well as a MBP pro.



    3d Graphics on the MBP are significantly better.



    Games will be faster for you.



    Most of the other stuff I have noticed less of a difference.



    I did find compiling in XCode to be faster.



    You will be happ - the MBP is well designed.



    Nice. Can't wait to get my bluetooth modem functionality back. I had it with my 1.25 powerbook. Obviously I have no need for it with the iMac. Going on the road for T-giving week....can't wait to try it out!
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