Yep knew about it - you can keep those babes over there <br>That article is pretty accurate , there is no space here and the prisons all are unionized. Plus theres constant jail breaks so I don't know what we are paying them for ?<br><br>The move is not permanent per say - I will be flying home every other weekend for the next 5 years. So the iMac is portable enough more so the 17 inch one. However that will stay on the big island and I will use the Mini at home.<br><br>There was no iMac G5s anywhere in the store to compare , I supposed I could have tried a PowerBook = DuH "slaps head" so I will compare the 17 to my Mini. I know its not fair but hear me out.<br><br>First impression 17 core duo.<br>1 - Nothing looks exactly the same as the G5 aside from the built in iSight<br>2 - Maybe just me but the icons seem crisper ? maybe because of the better graphic card<br>3 - Speed , all Apples apps open in "half" a bounce <- meaning when the icon hits the top of its bounce the app is opened - Mini on the average takes 3 full bounces.<br>4 - Internet - not fair, the store is wireless and the Mini is direct connected.<br>MacMinute News page on the 17 = instant . Mini takes a fat second <br>5 - iPhoto 06 full screen edit is frigging awesome and scrolling is extremely fast - Mini scrolls noticeably slower<br><br>Bottom line;<br>The 17 speed is impressive = The Mini just takes a few seconds longer<br><br>
Yep. I remember, during the war of 1812, when you couldn't get RAM at any price, because they needed the silicone for canon caisson bearings or something like that. And when the Brits took Ft. Niagra, and everyone's WiFi went down...<br><br>You ain't kiddin'. Those days really sucked! <br><br><br><br><br>
I do miss the earlier years of MacWorld Expo Boston when it took up both the World Trade Center and Bayside Expo.<br>The prices of software and hardware at the expo were very good back then.<br>I bought Ram Doubler there.<br>I bought my first Wacom tablet, Iomega Bernoulli drive, and countless software at the expo.<br>I even bought a Mac clone there but I forget which one.<br><br>
Dang your right the G5 does have a iSight - Duh<br><br>Yes the 17 Intel is very very compelling for 1,300 plus Apple care 1,450<br>But I am still a cheap bastard so I am now looking back at another Mini<br>mini - 500 <br>keyboard - 30<br>mighty mouse - 50<br>apple care - 150<br>Monitor - 300 - buy on big island ? need to research that one<br>Total package = 1,030 , save 420 bucks<br><br>I like the 17 all in one solution - checked in as baggage at the airline.<br>However the Mini could go as "carry on"<br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by carp on 02/19/06 08:24 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Actually, if you're gonna schlep it back and forth, why not just get a PB or a MacBook, and keep a 17" or 19" FP monitor at each location? That way you have real portability, and you can just jack into the bigger screen when you're on the ground, and work or play in flight, too.<br><br>
Not anything scientific, but I was at a CompUSA the other day (needed to get some RJ-45 connectors. only reason I would go there) and they had the 2 GHz iMac and the 1.83 GHz Intel side by side. I launched iMovie on both (they both had the same demo files in iMovie) and the G5 was faster. <br><br>-Foxsports.com, My SB XL hi-lites
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