does anyone actually OWN a new iMac g5?

f_h_petrone

Mac User
I'm considering on buying one. Here in Argentina, though, it's difficult to get one right now. they told me they would be here by june. Now, can anyone give me ACTUAL, first hand references about the machine?
thank you all
i will be happy to inform this community as soon as i am the proud owner of a new iMac g5! :)
 

bg47

Registered
Yes I've had one about two months and it's a wonderful machine - fast, easy and a beautiful screen.
 

DCD

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I just got one last week, 2Ghz and 1Gb ram. It's a great fast and excellent looking Mac, can't fault it in any way. It handles everything I throw at it and then some so I really recommend it
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HomunQlus

Artifical Lifeform
I can only agree to what has already been said. The iMac G5 (I have the 1.8 GHz version) is really an elegant machine. Looks extremely nice, has the best TFT Screen I have seen so far, and with 1 Gig of RAM it really handles everything you throw it. Try playing some demanding games on it, like UT2004 or Halo. The graphics are pretty impressive, too.
 

symphonix

Scratch & Sniff Committee
I have one of the first version of the iMac G5 (see signature), and I simply can't find fault with it. Its incredibly well engineered and a real pleasure to use. My sister has also bought a similar model, and is very pleased with it.

The screen is bright, crisp, wide and easy on the eyes. The design is smart and easy to live with. The noise level is very low, even by Mac standards. Performance is great, even in the more demanding applications. The slot-loading drive is a delight to use and doesn't require the user to even look at what they're loading.

The speakers are not very loud, though they're more than enough for playing games, chatting or listening to music when you're sitting at the computer, for anything more you'll want to hook up external speakers. With an optical and analog line out, as well as Airport Express as an option, this is no real limitation.

Overall, its an incredible machine. You really get the impression that Apple have thought of everything when they were putting this one together.
 

f_h_petrone

Mac User
i can honestly say that i can't wait for getting my machine!
even more after seeing that real-life photograph by DCD
thank nyou very much for your comments !!!
 

Trendkill

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DCD said:
I just got one last week, 2Ghz and 1Gb ram. It's a great fast and excellent looking Mac, can't fault it in any way. It handles everything I throw at it and then some so I really recommend it
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are those Harman Kardon SoundSticks II worth the $$ at all? ive got the same pc you see ;)
 

MACCAS

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hmm nice setup DCD is that an older imac next to it??? clear shell.

yes they are nice (the G5) if i was gonna own a g5 it would have to be a g5 tower 8gb dual display and anything else i could throw into it, dont get me wrong i love the imac but too many power supply probs. Hopefully they will have sorted out the newer imacs but alot are returned because of the power supply failures. Other than that i do not see any come into our shop for anything else. I dont think ive ever seen a g5 tower ever come back. Maybe i am lucky.
 

sari

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We've just bought our second for business use. I'd certainly recommend them to anybody who was thinking of buying one.
 

ziess

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I was just about to mention that. Also, what's the PDA-like thing to the right of the iMac?
 

DCD

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That's my old Cube with 15" Apple display. Served me well for almost 5 years. Still use it for the odd job. Those are the old HK speakers...still damn good (hope HK make a 5.1 system!)

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PDA looking thing? You mean the cell phone?
 

f_h_petrone

Mac User
MACCAS said:
dont get me wrong i love the imac but too many power supply probs. Hopefully they will have sorted out the newer imacs but alot are returned because of the power supply failures.


has anyone else encountered this problem with new iMacs?

what kind of problems are we talking about here?
 

f_h_petrone

Mac User
i know.... hehehehe
i mean, a power supply has many ways of turning bad....
some of these ways may harm other important hardware....
i mean: does it burn out?
does it provide less or more volts than expected?
i don't know.... i'm just asking
 

Reality

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With in the next few weeks, I'm going to try and get me the new 2ghz iMac G5. I have a little question though. Before I drop all that money on getting this thing, how well would it be able to play some simple games? Games like: Battlefield 1942, Battlefield 2, flight sims, ect? I'm just curious on what this computer can do now with it's power.
 

Trendkill

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nope, no problems with my power supply.. its a load of crap a lot of guys have been trying to put onto the new imacs i think personally.
 
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