Are you happy with PPC?

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Are you happy with PPC?

  1. Yes

    104 vote(s)
    60.8%
  2. No

    31 vote(s)
    18.1%
  3. I have both

    34 vote(s)
    19.9%
  4. Other

    16 vote(s)
    9.4%
  1. BoA* macrumors member

    BoA*

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    #1
    Are you happy with your PPC iMac/eMacs?

    I'm pretty happy with mine, but still sometimes I wish I'd waited the extra ten days and gotten the Intel iMac. Of course the PPC can't run the XP games I wanted, so that's a negative. But overall, it's good, just need to add in some more ram and an external HD.

    Are you still happy with PPC?
     
  2. Jschultz macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    All I run is Safari, iTunes, and MS office. So yeah, I'm perfectly fine with the "tired old G4" as some people may refer to it as. The truth is, a G3 would probably work for me, as the web browsing I do is pretty light too.

    Then again, last year and earlier this year I *was* using an old 400 mhz TiBook, so go figure.
     
  3. calculus Guest

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    I'm more than happy with my PPC iMac (G5). My G3 iMac is also still proving it's worth. I do not have any interest in running Windows so the Intel thing has no meaning for me.
     
  4. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

    timnosenzo

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    I love my 1.25ghz eMac, although I wish it was as fast as my 2.16ghz MBP... :eek:
     
  5. Sawtoothdude macrumors regular

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    I prefer the PPC because i have heard many complaints about the new intels. Why couldn't There be a G6?
     
  6. Yannick macrumors member

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    I really can't tell I am unhappy with my PPC laptop, but I wish sometimes that I could play on it some games only available on windows (like the new star wars lego, original trilogy) :D Bootcamp is definitely a interesting option for those who want/need it.
     
  7. PCMacUser macrumors 68000

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    Those complaints had nothing to do with the Intel processors, but more with the build quality of the computers themselves.
     
  8. PCMacUser macrumors 68000

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    Yeah for my Office apps and browsing, my G4 iBook is 100% adequate for my needs. But those games... those games... :)
     
  9. Yannick macrumors member

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    and some bonus on some DVDs who require windows :( Though I don't think I ever felt that I missed something really interesting…
     
  10. risc macrumors 68030

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    I have no issues with the PPC Macs, but I've moved to Intel and I'm glad I have. The idea of a notebook which is as about the same speed as a dual G5 desktop is fantastic.
     
  11. BoA* thread starter macrumors member

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    On the subject of G3 and G4,
    those things are AMAZING!

    I have an iBook G3 and it's just as fast as my iMac when I'm browsing the net in Camino or Safari, or using word to work on my writing. Those things are like tanks!! I still want an iMac G4 one day, I MUST HAVE THAT MACHINE!!!
     
  12. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    The PPC iMacs/eMacs were usually great computers. I was happy with my iMac G3 Rev. C, It got me through college (and has since passed the torch to my current G4-powered dynamic duo PowerBook/PowerMac).
     
  13. BoA* thread starter macrumors member

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    I remember my elementary school used iMac G3s, and then one year they switched all the teachers computers to Dell or Gateway, the teachers were pis... lol, those Dells they wholesale never work right...
     
  14. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a

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    i had a P4 3.2GHZ laptop, and it was replaced by a 700mhz eMac. it's trucking, and i love it. [now if i could only over clock it to 950]
     
  15. BoA* thread starter macrumors member

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    Those look nice, the eMacs did. Too bad they were only for Education for most of the time :(.
     
  16. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I have a last gen 1.67ghz Powerbook. I love it. It's all I need / will need for the next several years! At least that's what I tell my wife.;)
     
  17. pknz macrumors 68020

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    No, I have had problems with my iMac G5. They have not been resolved. Yet.
     
  18. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Most of the time? You could buy an eMac for your home for a very long time.

    I love the PPC. I still think it's superior to the x86 in many ways. I plan on never getting rid of one of my PPC computers since they're just so great.
     
  19. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    I'll be using my g3 and g4 apples until they break, which may be never.:eek:
    I'll buy a dual g5 if my others ever wear out; by then I can probably get one super cheap and it will always be more of a machine than I'll ever need:D
     
  20. amin macrumors 6502a

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    I have not had a PPC desktop computer. My G4 Powerbook does all that I need in a laptop, and aside from the poor wireless range, it does it all well. In the desktop space, I have now replaced my Windows machines with Intel Macs, and that has been a change for the better.
     
  21. nagromme macrumors G5

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    Happy with PPC, yes :)

    My G4 PowerBook may not have the speed of recent Intel laptops, but it's nice and thin and runs great.

    I'm even HAPPIER with Intel, though :)
     
  22. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    yes, I am perfectly happy with PPC; why wouldn't I be? I don't care what benchmarks you want to show me, the truth is my PowerBook is not that much slower than a core duo. for everyday tasks it is unnoticeable, and for photoshop, mine is still faster. ;)
     
  23. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i must say that i've sold my ppc mini and powerbook, and am now using intel imac and macbook, and they are much faster. but if only i'd have saved for a mac pro.........
     
  24. itgoesbuzz macrumors regular

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    happy with my powerbook, but still want a macbook pro just 'cause
     
  25. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    I'm very happy with my 1.42ghz emac with 2 gig of ram.

    I love the accuracy of the crt. I have had no issues with having 20 full res digital files open in photoshop as I never do stuff that takes long to process like a huge radial blur. It is virtually instantaneous in Illy and Indesigh. It's not too shabby with a 2 milion poly mesh in Zbrush and it does a pretty decent rendering in X-plane.

    I feel no need to upgrade.
     

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