First mac -- Mac G4 Dual MDD???

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

  1. cuziswuzz macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2008
    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

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

    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

    Mar 11, 2005
    MI or NJ
    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


    Jan 11, 2008
    Not worth it. Get a refurb mac mini instead -- faster, can run intel apps, and just plain cooler!
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    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


    Feb 2, 2005
    $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

    Jul 4, 2004
    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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