Value of PPC Mac's decline.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by combatcolin, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. combatcolin macrumors 68020

    combatcolin

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    After the news of Boot Camp, any ideas of me picking up a cheap PPC PM have now been firmly ground into dust.

    Anyone else holding out for when the big Cheese Grater of Power goes Intel?
     
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Wouldn't hurt to look for some refurbed powermac G5's. They have a lot of life left in them, depending what you are going to try to do on the computer.
     
  3. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    what surprises me is how high the prices of G4 mac mini's are. i expected them to get significantly cheaper with the intel mini core duo, frontrow and all that. but looking at ebay people still pay 90% of retail for a used g4 mini:rolleyes:

    therefore i don't expect the prices for powermac to drop. they are still up to date and with photoshop not being native before the end of the year..........
     
  4. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

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    While the knowledge that the (almost) entry level Intel Mac can play full QT HD film trailer better than a PPC PowerMac has been known for a while, the release of Boot Camp gives you options that PPC simply cannot match.

    Still, by the time thr Rev B Intel Powermac is out i should have cleared my Credit Card down to a third its current balance.

    :)
     
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    My G4 MDD Powermac is worth tops about £400 according to recent sales on eBay. It seems the old G4 imacs sell for more because they are more sexy - even if they do only have one CPU in them and it's slower than either of the processors in my powermac :rolleyes:

    If you're after a PPC bargain the late model G4 powermacs are where to look. The dual 1.42's are pretty fast regardless of them 'only' being G4's
     
  6. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

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