Why would anyone want a G4 933

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  1. eyup macrumors regular

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    Are there peeps out there who would want a G4? If so, why?
    :eek:
     
  2. bluetorch18 macrumors regular

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    Sure, if its cheap...I could use a desktop mac when I get my new merom MBP next week.:D
     
  3. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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    i'm gonna use mine for classic, as a good 2nd computer, a file server, and torrent box.

    imho, if it can run leopard, and a 900 mhz g4 will, then it's still a current computer.
     
  4. oddfuzz macrumors member

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    I'd want it as my main machine. Beats the hell out of a 600mhz g3
     
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    Why wouldn't someone want it? It's still a perfectly good computer. I wouldn't pay very much money for one, but if given one for free, I would happily use it. (It could be easily upgraded to be better than my current desktop, a 1.25 GHz eMac.)
     
  7. emdotdee macrumors regular

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    I have an iMac G4 800mhz with 768mb memory and it still runs sweet so surely a 900mhz can be good enough for something.
     
  8. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Because lots of "peeps" still use G3s?

    Was this a serious attempt at a thread?
     
  9. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    Because they want to save money... WOW hows that for an answer
     
  10. eyup thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeh - i'm being serious.

    The 'cos peeps still use G3's' is a good one. Forgot about them!

    It is a bleedin good mac - but I'm moving on up to a MP 3ghz. Dunno whether to keep it or ebay it. It's not the quietest mac in the world. Hmm.
     
  11. eyup thread starter macrumors regular

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    I hate getting rid - I've still got my Classic II

    and a Centris 650

    and a 8100

    I did let my Quadra 610 go tho.

    Breaking up is hard to do ;-)
     
  12. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    A 933 MHz G4 is a decent machine still. I could run Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X on it and be happy, as long as it had plenty of RAM.

    I have an 800 MHz G3 that's still a good machine and perfectly capable of running a lot of software pretty quickly. A 933 MHz G4 could serve iTunes to AirTunes to your stereo very nicely.
     
  13. clevin macrumors G3

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    512Mb RAM +500Mhz CPU is good enough for OSX, smooth,
     
  14. tweakers_suck macrumors regular

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    My main computer is a 1 GHz G4 and I do everything with it. I run Tiger, iLife, internet, music, burn CDs and DVDs. The only thing I really can't do that I'd like is to watch high definition movie trailers.

    The powermac G4 is not obsolete!!!!
     
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    I'd love to have one (for the right price) as a secondary machine to use when/if my PB breaks so I can run my Adobe products and other applications.
     
  16. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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  17. eyup thread starter macrumors regular

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  18. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Put it in your garage and hook it up to some speakers!
     
  19. Vader macrumors 65816

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    Put it in my room.
    200mhz faster than the tower we currently have.
     
  20. amin macrumors 6502a

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    When I went from an 867MHz G4 (Powerbook) to a 1.5GHz G4 (also a Powerbook), the difference was fairly subtle for most types of use. Even going from my G4 to the current Mac Pro, basic things aren't shockingly different. IMO a G4 Powermac, with its expandability, is still a fine desktop. As a matter of fact, if I didn't need to run Windows apps for work, I may not have bothered to make the Intel Mac transition at all. That said, I do need to use Windows for work, have bought two Intel Macs to date, and am looking at a third (iMac for my dad:)).
     
  21. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I don't get it. A badly deformed Ducky wants to rule the world :confused:
     
  22. tweakers_suck macrumors regular

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    He is referring to the candy, usually given to kids at Easter here in the U.S.

    http://www.justborn.com/products/peeps.html
     
  23. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    I heard that they were being exported now, I guess that never took off. Peeps. (Flash required for no good reason)
     
  24. Jschultz macrumors 6502a

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    No love for the G4?

    I'm actually picking up a 17" G4 Powerbook soon. Why? Not everyone needs bleeding edge technology, etc. MS Word, Safari, and iTunes don't need 3 ghz of raw power to run.

    Can't forget that alot of us are just students or light users.
     
  25. eyup thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeh but for the price of a maxed out G4 you could get a mac mini - ain't that a better deal?
     

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