What is the best I can get for 700-800 Dollars or so?

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  1. Pipian macrumors regular

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    Looking for Desktop.. Is a Cube around that price range? Maybe a decently powered G4? Older 700 Mhz iMac?
     
  2. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    why not a spanking brand new emac with panther? $795.00
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    hands down, eMac, as the prev. poster said. refurb, if your budget is really, really tight. (remember to add about $85 for the RAM because you will need more than 128 MB that comes with eMac...)

    Cube has some serious fans and i've never seen one for under a grand (used), and that's without a monitor.
     
  4. primalman macrumors 6502a

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    ditto.

    Absolute best deal at Apple right now is the eMac with Combo. Only get the SupeDrive if you you really think you will use it.

    Get it refurb if you can find it, but new is fine. Also, if you can qualify, EDU discount.
     
  5. rueyeet macrumors 65816

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    Definitely not a Cube, that's for sure...you rarely see even the stock configurations used for under $800.
     
  6. cubist macrumors 68020

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    You might find a quicksilver powermac for $800 or thereabouts, but you'll have to buy Panther and you'll need a monitor.
     
  7. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    eMac... its powerful (1ghz) with a decent graphics chip and you can have alot of RAM in it... should last a while!
     
  8. tazo macrumors 68040

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    one should note that the current refurbed macs [all of em] do not include panther, but rather jaguar. I suppose ya could get the 20 dollar upgrade deal tho.
     
  9. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    I saw a 15" 800mhz g4 imac at the apple store the other day for 800. It looks tons better and doesn't consume nearly as much power. I would guess its also quieter. But if you want processing power, definitely go with the emac.
     
  10. dieselg4 macrumors regular

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    eMac, iMac

    Its a win-win either way; the money you'd save with the emac will let you pick up a nice set of HK soundsticks and maybe the woofer too, thought the imac does look nicer. You can get slightly higher res. on the eMac than the 15" iMac, but the LCD will be nice and cripsy.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    If you go to a computer store after an update, you may be able to pick up a cheaper iMac model or whatever.

    For example, ever since the G4 iBook introduction, Futureshop, the Bestbuy of Canada (is also now owned by Best Buy) is now selling 14" 900MHz G3 iBooks for approximately $1050 USD (its $1499 Cdn). That's an amazing price, since they used to sell the same model for around $450 more.
     

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