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Apple IMac G5 Brand New 1.9 Ghz 17" Model for £469.99

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9y, 10m agoFound 9 years, 10 months ago
Good deal for the old model Imac w/ decent specs - still a great machine in my book. Knowing Morgan it will be the same price for pickup instore too. Plus 2% back via Quidco

# PowerPC 1.9GHz processor, 512MB RAM (max 2.5GB)
# 160GB SATA hard disk and slot loading 8x SuperDrive DVD writer
# ATI X600 Pro 128MB graphics and built-in iSight, PCI-Express support
# AirPort Extreme WiFi, Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000) and Bluetooth
# Twin Firewire 400 ports, 3 x USB 2.0, VGA, S-Video and composite
# Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Front Row, iLife 2005 and Photo Booth software
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#1
http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/upload/pdf/Apple_imac_G5_wired[lrg].jpg
Stunning Apple iMac with PowerPC 1.9GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 160GB hard disk, DVD writer, hi-res 17" widescreen TFT and ATI X600 Pro graphics

[LIST]
[*]PowerPC 1.9GHz processor, 512MB RAM (max 2.5GB)
[*]160GB SATA hard disk and slot loading 8x SuperDrive DVD writer
[*]ATI X600 Pro 128MB graphics and built-in iSight, PCI-Express support
[*]AirPort Extreme WiFi, Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000) and Bluetooth
[*]Twin Firewire 400 ports, 3 x USB 2.0, VGA, S-Video and composite
[*]Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Front Row, iLife 2005 and Photo Booth software[/LIST]
#2
Thanks for the pointer :)
#3
I had a look at this in Currys today, looks really nice, but I prefer my PC.
#4
Looks like a great price to me though I've not kept track of Mac prices. For someone only in to a bit of general computing it will no doubt be a nicer machine to live with than a cheap Dell or similar. However, it's worth pointing out that this is based on the older PowerPC architecture not Intel. I don't see that being a problem for the life of the computer as it should still be compatible with all the latest software but some people are starting to run Windows on their Intel/Mac hardware and this wouldn't be possible on this machine.
#5
Wrong time of year for this offer or I'd buy one :-S

First thing I'd buy tho is a windows emulator lol :-)
#6
davidjohnfarmer
Wrong time of year for this offer or I'd buy one :-S

First thing I'd buy tho is a windows emulator lol :-)

Why? Mac is far superior :p
#7
enjoymarcus
Why? Mac is far superior :p


"Just because you own a mac, it doesn't make you instantly creative."... lol heard that somewhere a while back...

Only problem with macs is, well... software is harder to get hold of, and most web sites don't support the outdated browsers that macs use.

Windows emulator is a must :-)
#8
As stated it may be the old model now but it's cracking price for a fantastic bit of kit, a chance to try out a Mac without breaking the bank. I was sick of unreliable PC's I got one of these machines when they were new, it's still going strong and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Go on do it I say, break away from the shackles of Windows!!!
#9
Please keep in mind that this is not recent machine. I would say that Apple stoped this model year ago, it was replaced by Intel powered chip Macs.

Price is good!
#10
I want to say "let's not start a thread war" on the same old Mac vs PC debate but last time I tried to mediate I seemed to put more fuel on the fire :oops:
#11
This is a good price, only downside being the older PowerPC chip (and not the price of memory - Admin below is right, hadn't checked such things for a long time :)).

For anyone who is considering getting hold of their first Mac and is tempted with this deal, I'd also encourage them to take a peek at the Apple UK refurb store - go here and click on the "Looking for a great deal?" box on the right hand side further down the page. There they have the following:

Refurb iMac 17" 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/ 512MB/ 160GB/ SD/ ATIX1600-128MB/ BT/ AP - Apple Certified
Original price: £799.00
Your price: £699.00
(£594.89 ex VAT)
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I know it's a good £200 more, but it is a significantly faster machine - up to double in many cases.

All that said, this is a good find for what is still a very good computer which would be perfect for family usage. For anyone who is tempted by a Mac and wants to get into one for less than £500, this would be a very nice machine.
[admin]#12
The image is actually wrong, I do believe this is the model with an iSight integrated into the top front.

The ram is just standard DDR2 no? Nothing very rare or expensive about that?

Personally I agree though with thequicksilver that if you can afford it go for the Intel chip though, it will give you more flexibility.
#13
davidjohnfarmer
most web sites don't support the outdated browsers that macs use.


Um, what?

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

Firefox is outdated? really?
#14
The problem with mac's is the price of the software.
I own three an old G4 tower, flat panel 17" imac and a G5 tower.
After buying the Adobe creative suite last year, (I need it as I work in the printing industry and Apple are pretty much standard in my experience) they've now gone over to the intel chip. The programmes I have will work on it, but not as fast. The only programme I'm aware of which are intel ready is Quark 7, and unless you own an older copy it'll set you back a pretty penny to buy it, heaven only knows what Adobe will charge!

Still that's seems a good deal for this mac, and very tempting for a back up, but as someone said before, money better spent at the refurb store!

I love my Apple Mac's, never owned a PC, but I should get one really to get the best of both worlds!
#15
davidjohnfarmer
"Just because you own a mac, it doesn't make you instantly creative."... lol heard that somewhere a while back...

Only problem with macs is, well... software is harder to get hold of, and most web sites don't support the outdated browsers that macs use.

Windows emulator is a must :-)


Software is easy to get hold of, plus Macs use the latest browsers, latest version of Firefox, Safari (Mac only) and Camino (superb and Mac only).

Back to the deal, for a brand new machine, this is a very good deal. Yes, it is the older generation. All the new software works at full speed, plus all new releases are universal and work natively on both this iMac and the newer Intel based iMacs.

The new Intel based Macs are a lot faster, but only if they are running a Universal application. Some applications (like InDesign) are not yet Universal, they are PowerPC applications, so will run faster on this older machine (the one on offer at Morgan). PhotoShop, which a lot of people use has just been released in Beta form as a Universal application, so this will run at full speed on both the older (PowerPC) and the newer (Intel based) Macs.

The beauty of the Mac is the quality of build, and that the OS works so flawlessly. If you are a PC guy, then with a new Intel based Mac you have the added advantage of being able to install Windows. To do this you need either Apples free Bootcamp software or Parallels (paid for software). Windows runs direct on the processor, so is nice and fast.

Back to the bargain again. At this price it is a good buy. For my money I would do what most have advised here and try and pick up a refurb Intel based machine from the AppleStore. Good luck all.
#16
I would always recommend a mac but the G5 as a bit old tech and with the faster cpu's and macworld this week the G4 systems will always be dropping in price.
#17
Macs are great if youre loaded ;)
#18
russ
Macs are great if youre loaded ;)
With what? Check out the latest comparisons and they work out cheaper than PCs in some cases eg. MacBooks were compared to Dell laptops and found to cost less. That doesn't mean that they are ever going to compete in the bargain basement. I have an intel iMac and will probably upgrade in the next few months and I hate having to spend what it will cost to replace this model with a larger model but when I do it'll be even better than this one. Forget all wonderful feautures of OS X Tiger and look at what OS X Leopard will provide. I think the war of words is pointless. Many people rave over an overpriced market leading MP3 and that alone is converting people faster than any computer marketing campaign.
#19
I have to say at this price it looks pretty good even if its a PPC model. The software bundle is terrific and open source stuff like NeoOffice will take care of everything else..
#20
I have both a custom built PC and Macbook Pro and use them both for different reasons. There is no point in trying to decide which is better because that is impossible. Both have pros and cons so I could never say which i prefer. Unless you have used both you won't understand. What i would say is that i love using my macbook pro not only because it looks far slicker than any laptop i ever come across but the mac osx is fantastic and really user friendly. With my PC, however i am able to do soo much more so i could never do without it.

Although my macbook pro is intel based i would still recommend this product especially if you use it for graphics etc. There still appears to be issues with some software trying to adapt to these new intel chips on macs. Hopefully that will soon be sorted though!

box ;)
#21
Well I bought one of these yesterday, as did my sister on my advice. Outdated? You've got to be joking. Just because it's not Intel doesn't mean its outdated. I've been using Macs over 18 years for a living and most studios I work in are using Macs far older than this and producing major advertising work. At this price it's an excellent buy - not just for a first time buyer - this is now my sixth Mac. Every monitor I've bought has cost more than this iMac!

SirHugo :thumbsup:
#22
Tenex
With what? Check out the latest comparisons and they work out cheaper than PCs in some cases eg. MacBooks were compared to Dell laptops and found to cost less. That doesn't mean that they are ever going to compete in the bargain basement. I have an intel iMac and will probably upgrade in the next few months and I hate having to spend what it will cost to replace this model with a larger model but when I do it'll be even better than this one. Forget all wonderful feautures of OS X Tiger and look at what OS X Leopard will provide. I think the war of words is pointless. Many people rave over an overpriced market leading MP3 and that alone is converting people faster than any computer marketing campaign.


Well I was looking for a PC for my mum, and we considered a Mac, our humble £550 got us a Dual Core 4800+, 2Gb Ram (DDR2), 250Gb SATA300, 256Mb GPU Dedicated, 19" TFT Ultrasharp plus upgrade to Vista Premium. Now for exactly the same spec, but with a beautiful mac and OSX, well its not possible, the closest iMac at the time was a £130 more at £680 with a pathetic 512Mb Ram!! 160GB hard drive!! and INTERGRATED GPU!!!! For an equivalent spec shed have been looking for a this - http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore.woa/61064042/wo/j63kvTHMc5HP3N24nhl1BjuQs7z/4.?p=0

That said - I love macs, and the deal posted here is very good, they are beautiful and a pleasure to work with - i would buy one if I had the money to buy one with the spec i require. But for now, its PCs for me, Im not a rich fella unfortunately, maybe one day :thumbsup:
#23
Tenex
With what? Check out the latest comparisons and they work out cheaper than PCs in some cases eg. MacBooks were compared to Dell laptops and found to cost less. That doesn't mean that they are ever going to compete in the bargain basement. I have an intel iMac and will probably upgrade in the next few months and I hate having to spend what it will cost to replace this model with a larger model but when I do it'll be even better than this one. Forget all wonderful feautures of OS X Tiger and look at what OS X Leopard will provide. I think the war of words is pointless. Many people rave over an overpriced market leading MP3 and that alone is converting people faster than any computer marketing campaign.


C'mon mate, who are you trying to kid here?

Anyone with eyes and a brain can see that macs are vastly over priced. People have various reasons for liking macs and that is fine, but pretending that they are not exspensive or that they are vastly better or whatever is just silly.
#24
russ
Well I was looking for a PC for my mum, and we considered a Mac, our humble £550 got us a Dual Core 4800+, 2Gb Ram (DDR2), 250Gb SATA300, 256Mb GPU Dedicated, 19" TFT Ultrasharp plus upgrade to Vista Premium.


I am glad you recognise how good Macs are. My only concern with your choice of PC is the amount of time (and money) you will spend sorting out problems with it. Missing files, disk fragmentation, your Mum asking why after loading just a few apps is her PC running sooooooo slow, why Norton is asking her to update, etc. etc. Anyway, good luck, hope it all works well. :)
#25
lawrenzini
C'mon mate, who are you trying to kid here?

Anyone with eyes and a brain can see that macs are vastly over priced. People have various reasons for liking macs and that is fine, but pretending that they are not exspensive or that they are vastly better or whatever is just silly.


I back up Tenex, he is right in saying that some Macs work out cheaper than PC's. The MacBook is a perfect example, as is the MacPro which is a lot cheaper than a similarly priced Dell.

This is even before you take into account the ongoing support and extra software you need to keep a PC running sorta smoothly (notice I said sorta). :-D
#26
I wouldnt ever run a resource hogging Norton on a system, BitDefender is much better :thumbsup:

Are you seriously saying a mac with a measly 512Mb ram and 128Mb intergrated graphics will run better than a PC with 2Gb DDR2 RAM and 256Mb Dedicated? In fact I cant believe I just said that - its a no brainer!

Macs are beautiful, and built with compatibility in mind, but you pay for that beauty and that doesnt mean by default a PC gives you problems. Ive had many years of pleasant experience with PCs, I never have problems.
#27
russ
Are you seriously saying a mac with a measly 512Mb ram and 128Mb intergrated graphics will run better than a PC with 2Gb DDR2 RAM and 256Mb Dedicated? In fact I cant believe I just said that - its a no brainer!


He he, lol, nice to keep things light and fun. I guess each to their own. I would still choose the Mac out of the two systems, but then I guess I just like the simplicity of design, no housekeeping, and just get on better with the OS.

I use PC's too and seem to experience hassle, networking issues, XP asking for things, etc. Might just be my bad (PC) luck.
#28
can anyone tell me what the finance options are purchasing via Morgan
#29
Ive always prefered working on macs, OS is smooth and so much more prettiful than PC, but spec wise whenever im looking for a new computer Im always thinking 'why arent there the same spec for the same money'. When Im a bit better off ill get one of those G5s :)
#30
lawrenzini
C'mon mate, who are you trying to kid here?

Anyone with eyes and a brain can see that macs are vastly over priced. People have various reasons for liking macs and that is fine, but pretending that they are not exspensive or that they are vastly better or whatever is just silly.
C'mon mate, who are you trying to kid here? Anyone with a brain can see that PCs are vastly overpriced. Get yourself a 486 and a free linux distro and you have a computer that the majority of home websurfing, emailing, MP3 collecting users would be happy with...
#31
OT: can anyone tell me why my posts lose formatting? All the para breaks disappear once its posted. Mods?
#32
It's a brilliant machine for the money. I'm a fulltime graphic designer and still on a 1.25ghz G4 (with the monitor on the arm), the only speed related issues I have are when I run short on RAM - Basically I can't upgrade above a paltry 768megs. The graphics card is also a mere 64meg GeForce 5200.

I'd never bother gaming on a Mac though :)
#33
MBeeching
I'd never bother gaming on a Mac though :)
I don't game but can see this is important to some people, but if you're a hardcore gamer why would you want a PC when there are so many excellent dedicated gaming boxes on the market?
#34
More expensive?

http://www.macworld.com/news/2002/06/13/deal/

http://www.musingsfrommars.org/2005/04/of-course-macs-are-more-expensive.html

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/36120.html

http://www.macworld.com/2006/08/features/macproprice/index.php

http://www.macworld.com/weblogs/editors/2005/01/miniapplesandoranges/index.php

http://news.com.com/Researcher+Macs+not+as+expensive+as+thought/2100-1041_3-6072837.html

I've had an iMac for about 9 months and I keep forgetting to switch on my PCs. Like any change of OS you miss certain programs but there are equivalents and a lot are freeware. I've just spent money on 10 Mac shareware apps and for £17 I got an enhanced clipboard, web design app, a game I'll never play, a RSS reader, Delicious Library, DVD burning app, etc etc. YMMV
#35
Not meaning to poach any readers, but this should now go back to the bargain discussion that it is. And the original bargain is great.

If anyone would care to check out my website (see my signature) and any Mac users care to visit my new forum and join http://geekanoids.s4.bizhat.com/index.php?mforum=geekanoids I would really welcome some discussions like this.

Thanks all.
#36
The articles you're pointing at state that macs are cheaper in the long run when you take into account things like technical support and software. I don't see that this has any relevance for a home user. I am using AVG, open office and lots of other freeware programs.

When I went to buy my laptop 10/11 months ago I considered a mac, however i simply couldnt afford the extra 100-200 that was required for a very similar speced machine.

I got my Dell with 1.86mhz, 512 ram, 128mb graphics, 60gb hard disk for around 600. For a similar speced mac at the time it was over 900. That was from the student shop as well.

nobody with an ounce of common sense is going to argue that macs are cheaper when you can go and look at the prices yourself.

Also, it's not as if anyone can claim that macs are "faster" for the same spec anymore, as now that macs use intel chips macs and PC's use the same hardware.
#37
lawrenzini
nobody with an ounce of common sense is going to argue that macs are cheaper when you can go and look at the prices yourself.
See my post where I say I'm going to hate the cost of my new iMac, but cost considerations don't simply relate to how much money you spend at the outset. If they did why not go for the Linux/486 machine I mentioned? Have a look at the resale prices of Macs - I've built all my own PCs bar one for years and none had any residual value worth mentioning. Macs do, that's just one way the costs of ownership are reduced.

Most home users don't have the nous to search out freeware apps for PCs or Macs. Most are so used to using whats on the desktop at work they simply buy a similar brand laptop/desktop and use what's bundled ie. fork out a fortune for MS Office to be pre-loaded and barely use it.

The fact that you or I search out software doesn't mean all the rest of the home users can or do.
#38
davohotuk
Not meaning to poach any readers, ... If anyone would care to check out my website (see my signature) and any Mac users care to visit my new forum and join http://geekanoids.s4.bizhat.com/index.php?mforum=geekanoids I would really welcome some discussions like this.

Thanks all.
Not meaning to rain on your parade but every forum across the web has PC vs Mac "discussions". Good luck with your new forum.
#39
Well, I went on over to the Dell website to try and spec similar machines, but the Dell website is so so confusing, I could not get anything as well designed, compact, or with the software the Apple MacBook comes with.

I could get similar, for a very similar, maybe £50 to £100 cheaper (for the Dell), but then I wouldn't have the build quality, the OS, or the iLife software.

Really though, PC laptops and desktops are not bad, they offer great performance and can be bought for a very good price. But they just do not offer the flexibility of a Mac.

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http://www.geekanoids.co.uk
#40
Tenex
Not meaning to rain on your parade but every forum across the web has PC vs Mac "discussions". Good luck with your new forum.


Tenex, totally understand that, just welcoming anyone new for general discussion. Not necessarily PC v Mac.

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