imac g4 700 mhz $400

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  1. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

    MUCKYFINGERS

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    COMPUTER - APPLE iMac, 700 MHZ, 512MB RAM, 40GB HARD DRIVE, 15" LCD FLAT PANEL, DVD-ROM/CDRW

    going for $400 at my school

    anyone think 700 mhz will be too slow?? i really like these imacs (i'm a sucker for the old imac g4s) but i think these will be too slow, no?
     
  2. jamesi macrumors 6502a

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    just use it for the basics and you should be fine. see if you can max out the ram to keep things running smoothly.
     
  3. Mord macrumors G4

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    sell your ibook and use that 400 bucks to upgrade to a nice macbook?
     
  4. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    I have the 800Mhz model. It is still quite competitive, especially with 1GB RAM. I got it in 2002 for R28000 ($4200):eek: And I love the way the screen floats in mid air!:) Steve said when it was released, that it wouldn't look out of place in a home even in 10 years. I think that was accurately predicted. Although I don't use it much anymore, prefer my G5 isight!:D
     
  5. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    Awesome buy, the design is stunnning true classic, doe that price i'd jump on it....Just upgrade the RAM and you got a sweet little machine...And yes 700mhz G4 is fine for basic stuff and everyday usage(iTunes, browsing etc)...

    ShadoW
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, that G4 will do all of your everyday tasks. I bought an 800 MHz model with 768 MB of RAM. I'm still surprised how fast it is.
     
  7. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Don't buy it. Huge waste of money. You won't be satisfied. Your money will help fund terrorists.
    Anything to keep you from buying this machine... because I want it! :p
     
  8. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    I'd buy it.

    Heck, I still use a 400MHz (384MB RAM) machine daily, a 700MHz G4 will do just fine with 1GB RAM. Plus, $400 is very low for these models (the G4's), I still see some going for closer to $1,000. Then again, with it being a school machine, I don't know how good of condition it's in.

    But the G4's are amazing computers, so go for it.
     
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  10. HughJ macrumors regular

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    ill never stop using my 700 iMac i absolutely adore it, i use it for Photoshop and Illustrator on a daily basis plus browsing etc.

    everyone who sees it wants it, and cannot believe its coming up to 5yrs old

    i only have 768mb of ram inside, upgraded the DVD-rom to a DVD-r and its still quicker at "some" tasks than my GF's 2.6 P4

    certainly a future classic
     

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