G4 powermax best value

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  1. brobson macrumors 6502

    brobson

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    I am now considering a powermax g4 for it's value.
    I can update it to a G5 someday if I want can't I.
    THe powerbooks and emac and iMac can't be easily updated can they?
    I can use any moniter can't I?
     
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

    crazzyeddie

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    You cannot and will not be able to upgrade a G4 to a G5. There are major differences in the architecture.

    Powerbooks, eMacs and iMacs cannot be upgraded except for RAM and optical drives (no processor upgrades).

    Any monitor can be used.
     
  3. brobson thread starter macrumors 6502

    brobson

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    I wonder why they told me at my local applestore that I could.
    Ahhhggg.
    Well thanks a bunch.
     
  4. areyouwishing macrumors regular

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    Realistically I wouldn't buy from PowerMax. I thought about that a while ago too, but they really don't have the best deals. If you don't mind doing a little leg work ebay is the best option for used macs. I got a used 333mhz G3 for 50 bux, which can be upgraded to a G4 500mhz for about 150.

    Like I said, it will take some leg work to find that killer deal on ebay, but a few hours spent to save a few hundred bux is well worth it.

    You may even want to check the local university for a used G4 right now is about when they sell old computers to students/the public for deep discounts, you may find a used G4 with Jag on it (Apple gave it away to universities for free) for a 2-300 bux.
     
  5. brobson thread starter macrumors 6502

    brobson

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    Thanks very much for the tips both of you.
    Brenda
     

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