n00b question:is this a good deal??

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by sureshot66, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. sureshot66 macrumors newbie

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    hi im new to macs and am looking to purchase my 1st one(making "the switch")...im getting into video editing and mac just seems to be the platform...the deal im looking @ is a 4 month old G4 1g dual processor with a 22 monitor for 4300...is this a good deal??comes with an Nvidia card 1.5 SDram 80g hd applecare fcp3 etc....i know that apple has a newer gen out that is DDR and L3 cache...is the newer architecture that much better?? or is the past generation nearly as good and im getting a good deal...thanks for any advice
     
  2. benixau macrumors 65816

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    independant tests show that the old 1g and the new 1g (1g models ONLY) have almost equal perfromance.

    the reason is the old models have 2MB L3 cache v 1MB in the new ones.

    It is a very very good deal. You may want to later u/g the card as the newer ones offer significant improvements in most grpahically instansive operations (i.e. quake).

    but seeing as you are getting an LCD i dont think that matters much.

    Go and get it.
     

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