Trying to get into a mac

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  1. russ6570

    russ6570 New Member

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    I'm tired of windoze, and I was wondering where a good place to find a cheap g4 might be. Cheap as in 700 and less
     
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    Are you looking for a desktop or laptop?
     
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    Surely iMac G5s are a decent choice. Can cope well with most applications today and they'll be pretty cheap :dunno:
     
  6. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    700 and less?
    just get an intel mac mini they start at $600
    you can ger a refurbed one for cheaper
     
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    For less than $700 you can buy a brand new Intel Mac Mini.
     
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    Yeah but why get a Mini when you can get a used G4 which is more powerful?:dunno:
     
  9. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    I think the most powerful g4 powermacs topped out at dual 1.42 ghz, you can get a mini with a dual-core 1.66 mhz processor, so I think the mini is faster, although the powermac does offer some advantages.
     
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    get an intel mini - i had a ppc mini as my first mac. i fucking loved it.
     
  11. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    I don't know, a powermac does have some advantages over a mini, it depends on what you want to do. I'm editing a feature film on a dual 867 powermac right now, I couldn't do that on a mini.

    Just something to ponder.
     
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    G4s are not more powerful than the Core processors. The Core Duo and Core 2 Duo are both significantly more powerful than the G4. The G4 is effectively three processor generations back.
     
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    i can only see the g4 processor being more powerful if the software you are using on the intel based mac is being bottlenecked because it has to be sent through rosetta
     
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    I just want a nice Mac desktop. I was thinking a g4 tower because it would be a lower cost of admission, and eventually, I would be able to bring it up to what I want. And no, I' don't really plan on editing tooo many movies, although one here and there would be a possiblity
     
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    On a budget, check out refurbished macs on www.apple.com

    I just bought an employee a 1.83Ghz Core Duo 15" Macbook Pro and 512 megs of extra ram for $1780 + tax.

    They offer lots of deals. Go to: http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa

    One the left side at the bottom, under 'special deals,' click on 'Reburbished Macs' and pick on your can afford. These computers have the normal one year warranty and are a good deal.

    For desktops, looks like an eMac is $800. Or they have refurbed Mac Minis.
     

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