iMac G5 1.8ghz or mac mini intel core duo 1.66 ?

Posted by: wisdom_105

iMac G5 1.8ghz or mac mini intel core duo 1.66 ? - 12/17/06 05:16 AM

I have just got my imac g5 from repairs and i don't see a difference really i am think geting rid of it and have been offered 350 or a mac mini instead  what should i do? which is faster? i do video editing sometimes and i do photoshop work sometimes

thanks for ur time

rob
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: iMac G5 1.8ghz or mac mini intel core duo 1.66 ? - 12/17/06 06:45 AM

The new Mac minis will toast it for video. The Core Duo chips compete with faster dual core G5s for encoding at any rate.
What did you have repaired on the iMac?
Posted by: reLAXER564

Re: iMac G5 1.8ghz or mac mini intel core duo 1.66 ? - 12/17/06 07:06 AM

This may help your situation...

I own a iMac G5 1.8 17'' with 1 gb of ram (hopefully getting more ram soon!). I also own I a Sony HDV-HC1 which records in 1080i resolution. When importing onto the iMac is imports at 1/4 speed or 1/2 speed which is pretty slow. The computer is fine once the video is imported. Now, my sister has a MacBook which has a 1.83 core duo processor and only 512 ram. When I imported onto this computer it was import in almost real time which is a huge improvement. I think even if you got the 1.66 core duo with some more ram you would be golden.


Hope this helps!
Posted by: wisdom_105

Re: iMac G5 1.8ghz or mac mini intel core duo 1.66 ? - 12/17/06 08:34 AM

i had the logicboard replaced and the audio bit repair and super drive , but they couldn't fix it at the 1st and i had this done just before my warrenty had ran out and i don't want it to break with no warrenty plus i am sick of how loud it is ? so do u reckon that 350 is a good trade?

thanks for time

Rob
Posted by: Protocol6v

Re: iMac G5 1.8ghz or mac mini intel core duo 1.66 ? - 12/17/06 04:45 PM

350 is REALLY low.
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: iMac G5 1.8ghz or mac mini intel core duo 1.66 ? - 12/18/06 05:32 AM

Its not so bad for a 17", but its awful for a 20". You will always get a better price on eBay than you do from a reseller in the UK at any rate. The reseller has to take VAT into account.
Posted by: maestro

Re: iMac G5 1.8ghz or mac mini intel core duo 1.66 ? - 12/18/06 01:03 PM

A trade for a intel dual core mini is a fair trade if its new.  If you are going to be editing HiDef, you need power and a lot of it.  I would pick up a dual G5 tower or even a Mac Pro if you can afford it.
Posted by: wisdom_105

Re: iMac G5 1.8ghz or mac mini intel core duo 1.66 ? - 12/18/06 02:02 PM

the mac mini si just for now untill i have the money for a mac pro  smile
Posted by: wisdom_105

Re: iMac G5 1.8ghz or mac mini intel core duo 1.66 ? - 12/19/06 03:26 PM

can anyone sugest a cheap but good monitor
Posted by: Protocol6v

Re: iMac G5 1.8ghz or mac mini intel core duo 1.66 ? - 12/19/06 04:38 PM

I have a Samsung 940BW 19" widescreen, and I LOVE it. Its easily one of the best monitors I've had. It only costs about $200-250. If you want something a little better, I'd suggest the Samsung 20" or 22". They're VERY nice monitors. The 22" is a little more pricey though.