Which mac should I get???

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Which mac should I get???

Hello, I currently right now have a Power Macintosh G3 B&W tower running Mac OS 10.4. It has 768 MB RAM and its processing at 450 MHz(over-clocked). This Macintosh can't run more than 5 programs at once(not sure, crashed while running at least 5). My family is on the PC side, I'm interested in both PC and Mac. I have a blazing fast PC, but not a mac. This Macintosh is the fastest Macintosh in the house(have two older macs). I was wondering, which of the new mac's should I get? I don't have a laptop, so a macbook would be nice. I don't have much room where I work, a mac mini would fit perfectly behind my monitor. And I might move out my extra monitor thats sitting next to me, iMac for that. I do 3D graphics and modeling, web programming, application programming, and other creative stuff. My G3 is way too slow to do most of this stuff. What should I get??? I want something reasonably good, but not too expensive. Help me decide if you can. Thank you.

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A Mac Pro will perform best w

A Mac Pro will perform best with 3D modeling and 3D graphics.

But given your stated needs and options, I think an iMac would be a good fit. A mini is indeed small and affordable, but it's basically a laptop (and not as powerful as a MacBook), so it might not give you the performance boost you want.

The new MacBooks are great, but for the money you'll get much better performance and a much bigger monitor by going with an iMac - and of course the iMac's footprint is virtually zero because it's all contained in the monitor housing.

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I'd have to second the recomm

I'd have to second the recommendation of the iMac, with one caveat - get the $1500 model, get 2gb of ram - and you have a pretty nice desktop. For a laptop, I can't recommend the 13" MacBooks - but I can recommend the 15" MacBook Pro. (the base model 15" macbook pro is a very nice machine). The 13" MacBooks have had some weird reliability issues, while thee 15" models have proven to be rock solid.

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Go with the iMac

Although I've never had any problems with my MacBook, the iMac is what you should go for. You get a big screen, lots of RAM and a nice big hard drive.

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Good idea

I should go with the iMac. I don't need a Mac Pro yet. A mac mini doesn't have that great graphics, and I might be getting a PC laptop from my friend(He might get a better one). Though I don't have that kind of money for an iMac, I'm just 13, I don't have a job.

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