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george sionetuato
24-05-2004, 12:24 PM
greetings

I am looking for best place to buy an apple mac for my partner for her graphic design work. I am looking to spend as little as possible.
Would appreciate some help

regards

George

Billy T
24-05-2004, 01:08 PM
Hi George

Welcome to PF1. this is really a PC dedicated forum but we do have mac users so this post will bump you to the top again and perhaps somebody will see it and offer their advice.

While waiting, try a Google search, but be sure to select the "pages from NZ" option. "Apple Mac" is a bit too generic as well so "macintosh +graphics +price" might focus things a bit. Educational prices are lower if she can access them.

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

Billy T
24-05-2004, 01:12 PM
You could look here (http://www.mac-line.co.nz/content/desktops.html) for some price indications.

BTW PCs can run the same programs and are heaps cheaper so unless a Mac is essential for some reason keep your options open.

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

metla
24-05-2004, 01:19 PM
http://www.magnummac.co.nz/G4/G4.html

Still a rip off.

Jams
24-05-2004, 02:14 PM
hey george.

what region are you in. if you are anywhere near the Manawatu Region, check out DTSL. (Desktop Technology Services Limited.)
http://www.dtsl.co.nz

Billy T
24-05-2004, 04:03 PM
Jeeze I'm staggered! :O

Nearly three grand for a mid-range box, and another grand or so for the screen. At those prices I'd hope they throw in a free airline ticket to somewhere nice overseas to help you recover from the sticker-shock. Either that or pay for the therapy bills to help you come to terms with your purchase decision.

You could build a no-compromises bulletproof PC for a good deal less than that, and once in there working you'd hardly know what platform you were on unless you counted the mouse buttons.

Bear in mind this is for graphics work, not gaming or any other stressful activity.

Cheers

Billy 8-{) :D

-=JM=-
24-05-2004, 04:30 PM
Quite reasonable if you ask me (http://www.magnummac.co.nz/eMac/eMac.html).

http://www.totallymac.com could be worth a look at as well.