First mac -- Mac G4 Dual MDD???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cuziswuzz, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. cuziswuzz macrumors newbie

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    i'm buying my first mac and found a Mac G4 Dual MDD with the following specs for $435. i'll upgrade to 1GB once i get it. Worth it?

    1.0Ghz 512Ram
    One of the all time Bullet proof machines.
    Never a problem, runs smooth and fast for a G4

    Specs:
    G4 Dual 1.0Ghz Processors
    512 RAM expandable to 2GB
    DVDRW Superdrive
    CDRW Drive
    NVIDIA GeForce4 Graphics card 128MB VRAM
    120 GB HD

    Software:
    Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger Or Lepord
    iLife 06 Garageband, iMovie HD, iDVD (Comes with iLife '06 DVD)
    Final Cut Pro Express 2.0 (Original Software DVD+Box Comes with Computer)
    DVD Studio Pro
    Logic Express
    Adobe CS Photoshop, inDesign, illustrator ( Copy DVD Program Comes with Computer)
    Adobe CS2 Photoshop
    Toast Titinium 7.0
    Mac The Ripper (Freeware)
    Plus tons more fun software......

    Comes with Apple Pro Keyboard & Mighty Mouse
     
  2. Angrist macrumors 6502

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    At first glance I'd say thats a little pricey for that machine.

    But if you're actually getting DVD install media for Leopard, iLife, and Adobe CS .... Then you've got at least $200 worth of (legit) software.

    I'd try to talk the guy down a bit, you should be able to get $50 knocked off the price.
     
  3. errol macrumors 6502

    errol

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    Not worth it. Get a refurb mac mini instead -- faster, can run intel apps, and just plain cooler!
     
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    I agree... recently there was even a guy on ebay with a lot of c2d 1.83 ghz minis for $460 each. Much, much better deal.
     
  5. Xeem macrumors 6502a

    Xeem

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    $435 is really pricey for any G4, but I think the included software is where it more than makes up for it. If the software is all legit, I say go for it.
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    They are as bulky and as noisy as hell, we're talking noisy.

    They only have USB 1.1 which makes syncing iPods etc. a pain, if not impossible, unless you add a USB 2 card... I used to have a dual 1.4; I honestly wouldn't bother with it, especially as it only has 512mb of RAM. The software is very likely not legit... so it's worthless.
     

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