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liketom
Nov 3, 2005, 07:12 AM
hi all ,

looking for a comparison between my 12" powerbook g4 1.33 768mb and the single G5 1.8ghz with 1gb.

i will be ordering the G5 tonight with apple and want some real life comments from you lot.

things i do :

iMovie Share to H.264 HD 720 about 5 min takes about 30-40 min on my Powerbook.

DVD backup - mactheripper = DVD can be 1.5 X the length of the movie

iMovie - import quicktime files - say 30mb takes, well takes long time

mutitaskin - iMovie is exporting and i have itunes open and Safari is browsing the web - my Powerbooks fans will be at full pelt and i can almost fry and egg on it - whats the G5 like with this sort of CPU useage?

what other issues are there with the single G5 1.8 ? if any that is

o and many of you will say why the single ? well apple have it on the refurb for 699 and i have phoned apple up and they say they will do it with 1gb and 160gb hdd for 679 :)



generik
Nov 3, 2005, 07:30 AM
I heard there are issues with that particular model that makes it freeze every day..

liketom
Nov 3, 2005, 07:31 AM
I heard there are issues with that particular model that makes it freeze every day..
what type of issues ? ram ?

Cuckoo
Nov 3, 2005, 07:41 AM
what type of issues ? ram ?

general stability issues

http://g5freeze.com/

for all the info, but word on the street is, the g5 single 1.8ghz is not performing like it should....

liketom
Nov 3, 2005, 07:51 AM
general stability issues

http://g5freeze.com/

for all the info, but word on the street is, the g5 single 1.8ghz is not performing like it should....
thanks for that link - looks like i might have rethink