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Old Jul 2, 2003, 02:22 AM   #1
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Powermac G4s updated

Have people spotted that the Powermac G4s have been 'updated' on Apple's site? There is your affordable, headless computer.

Shame it isn't as quiet or small as a cube...
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Old Jul 2, 2003, 02:52 PM   #2
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I haven't seen any updates on the G4 except the bit of a price drop I think?
But I can't bare looking at the prices cause I know they are lower than when I bought my DP G4
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Old Jul 2, 2003, 03:20 PM   #3
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I would buy a headless, Small Form Factor G3 or G4, if it was cheap. I think they could make one. It would be my first mac. Right now I can't afford one, and I don't need a monitor, so why waist money on an emac with one built in? Apple needs a box like the emac, only without the CRT for 750. Maybe then I would have more room on my desk, and then I could afford one. I don't care about performance, I am just tired of my PC. Too bad I am poor.
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Old Jul 2, 2003, 06:06 PM   #4
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This from macuser.co.uk

This sounds like changes to me:

[MacUser] 11:17

Amid all the excitement - if that's the right word - surrounding last week's unveiling of the new Power Mac G5, changes to the Power Mac G4 line-up have gone unnoticed.

Apple has pared the range down from four to three machines and made all the machines capable of booting into both Mac OS 9 and X. It has also changed certain aspects of the spec, dropping both FireWire 800 and the SuperDrive options.

The entry-level 'Fast' model has a single 1.25GHz processor with 1MB of L3 cache, 256MB of DDR333 RAM, an 80GB hard drive, a DVD/CD-RW drive and ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics with 64MB of DDR video memory for 999, making it 150 cheaper than Apple's previous 'Fast' G4, and with a higher spec.

The 'Faster' machine has a single 1.25GHz processor with 1MB of L3 cache but the similarity ends there; instead you get 512MB of DDR333 RAM, a 160GB hard drive, a DVD-R/CD-RW drive and nVidia GeForce 4 graphics with 128 MB of DDR video memory, all for 1,489.

The top-of-the-range the 'Ultimate' model has dual 1.25GHz processors each with 2MB of L3 cache, 2GB of DDR333 RAM, two 160GB hard drives, a DVD-R/CD-RW drive and nVidia GeForce 4 graphics with 128MB of DDR video memory for 2,549.
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Old Jul 2, 2003, 06:10 PM   #5
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the maxed out g4's are really not a bad deal. so looking forward to my 1.467 or should i round offf and say 1.5 !!!!
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Old Jul 2, 2003, 06:42 PM   #6
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Almost like they've been downgraded at the same time.

Can't remember the last time Apple's killed off a Revision B machine to replace it with a Revision A model.

But the Mac OS 9 bootability is still important to Apple marketing, something which the Rev B machine lacked.
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Old Jul 2, 2003, 06:54 PM   #7
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True, also for those with newer machines an upgrade could do wonders, a dual or top running single may make all the difference. Otherworld computing has some great benches, we will just have to wait for the g5's to see how slow we are.
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you can still spec out a decent dual 1.25 tower at around $1500 if you select the top end model, drop out most of the ram, select a radeon and a smaller harddrive. 2mb L3 cache to boot.
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Old Jul 2, 2003, 09:47 PM   #9
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i see apple has taken a page out of The Brick's bible. no payments till 200X ..LOL
it's actually a good idea for them doing this. gives people more choice. let's hope it doesn't get too far and make their line-up bloated like it used to.
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