Umm… A New iMac…

So I just purchased a new 20″ Apple iMac (Intel Core Duo) on Amazon, and I feel like I made an impulse purchase.

I’ve been thinking of buying a new Mac and have been eyeing a Apple Power Mac Dual-Core G5, but realized that I may not need all that power and expandability. The reason I stuck with Mac towers was because I use two monitors and the towers allowed for a extra video card. My boss who just got the new iMac and told me that it had a video port in addition to it’s built in monitor, so I read about it and the iMacs now support an external display to extend the desktop. So, I can still use two monitors.

So, I should get a new iMac shipped next week. I’m justifying this purchase with my federal income tax return, a $150 rebate, free shipping and no sales tax on Amazon. Plus, I should get a new computer before buying my house, ‘cuz once that happens, I don’t think I’ll be able to make any big purchases for a while.

  • Seems perfectly justifiable to me! :)

    • Thanks for helping me justify my new Mac!!! :) I totally agree!

  • Nice! No sales tax and free shipping to CA is always a plus!

    Any plans for your old mac? MacAquariums should make nice terrariums. :)

    • Yup, Free Tax and shipping is definitely a plus!

      I won’t be making anything out of my old Mac. It’s a Power Mac G4 Dual 800 (QuickSilver) and still works well. A couple of friends are already asking about it. Hmm? I’ll have see if I wanna sell it or not.

      • Actually, keeping the old mac might be a safe bet. Since it’s a new architecture, just how many of the apps out there are compatible?

    • p.s. Your MacAquariums link goes to the Garden Gourmet composter. You must have composter on your mind!!! :P

    • Oh yeah… I love your seedling icon. I think I should make one of those!