Best Deal Rev B. or New 2.0Ghz PowerMac?

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
It looks like I'm leaning toward the new (April 2005) 2.0Ghz PowerMac. PCI-X doesn't seem like something I'll be using in the future. I do DTP mostly, no gaming, and I'm upgrading from a dual 500Mhz G4 from 1999. Gulp.

So I just wanted to know if anyone is in the same boat as me, and has been shopping around for one of these. Any thoughts, recommendations?

The Rev B. 2.0Ghz would be great *if* it has a 128MB vid card. (I have dual monitors), so I'm a little reluctant to go with that option.

I'm seeing a good option for the brand new 2.0Ghz PM is Mac Connection with no tax, free shipping, and a free 1GB RAM upgrade for $2023 total. I guess I could upgrade the ram myself, and not have any mail order slob get his/her hands inside my machine, but that's still a decent price.

Any other better price options out there for the 2.0Ghz?

Any info is appreciated, thanks.


  • Reply 1 of 2
    inakainaka Posts: 29member
    Nevermind, after much much thought, I jumped on the OLD Rev. B 2.0Ghz G5. You can always upgrade the video card, but the limited RAM slots in the new 2.0Ghz could be a real problem...
  • Reply 2 of 2
    But the question still remains.

    I am looking at either a 20" Imac G5 Rev B or New Powermac 2.0 G5 DP.

    They are the same price with EDU discount ($1799).
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