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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kjdenison, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. kjdenison macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I have a girl who is interested in buying my setup. I would like to get a notebook and was wondering what everyone thought would be the best solution.

    I have a:
    1.6GHZ Powermac G5, with 1.5GB Ram, and a 16X DVD+RW.
    (2003) 20" Cinema Display (it is somewhat dim because of a backlight problem)
    Running Tiger

    What do you suggest for a price? Is there anything else I should consider?
     
  2. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

    Sdashiki

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    HD specs?

    Airport?
    Bluetooth?

    PCI cards?

    etc etc.

    a 1.6Ghz G5 (4 ram slots I beleive) is like the worst G5 ever created. So dont expect a HUGE return on your investment.

    But look for $900-1300.

    with the LCD, even with problems, maybe a hundred or so more.
     
  3. kjdenison thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I covered my G5's ears when you said that! :)

    20” Cinema Display & Powermac G5

    G5 Processor 1.6GHz PowerPC

    L2 Cache 512K

    Frontside bus 800MHz

    (Upgraded) DDR SDRAM main memory 1.5GB

    8X AGP Pro graphics NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra with 64MB DDR SDRAM

    Hard drive 80GB Serial ATA

    (Upgraded) 16X Optical drive SuperDrive (DVD-RW/CD-RW)

    PCI slots Three open full-length 33MHz, 64-bit PCI slots

    High performance I/O One FireWire 800 port, two FireWire 400 ports (one on front); three USB 2.0 ports (one on front), two USB 1.1 ports (on keyboard); AGP 8X Pro slot with graphics card installed, including ADC connector and DVI connector

    Bays Two internal hard drive bays (1 occupied); one optical drive bay

    Networking Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet and 56K V.92 modem (13)

    Wireless AirPort Extreme ready (based on 802.11g specification; IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi certified)(6); Bluetooth option

    Audio Optical digital audio in, optical digital audio out, analog audio in, analog audio out, front headphone minijack and speaker.
     
  4. macg4 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah somehere around $1000-1100 without display.
    I bought a 1.8ghz G5/512mb ram/300gb hd/superdrive/128mb ati 9600/airport extreme for $1000 4 months ago
     
  5. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

    Sdashiki

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    On both machines listed here, it is a fair assumption they are about the same.

    Neither graphics card, @ 64MB is very good. 128MB is minimum these days.

    The HD space in macg4's was ample, but denison's is tiny.

    Though macg4's tiny amount of RAM vs the 1.5 in denison's.

    No airport in denison's either.

    All in all, both are the same machine.

    but one being 200Mhz slower, looks bad on paper. but in reality, is negligible.

    and yes, sorry to say the 1.6 is the bastard child of the G5.
     

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