G3 flower power to Macbook Pro-Biggest leap?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mikedesign, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. mikedesign macrumors newbie

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    Buying a new Mac is always going to be exciting, but consider this........
    I've had my G3 iMac Flower Power since new, been a great little workhorse and still going strong.

    In around a month I'll have my new Macbook Pro 2.2, I might wet myself!

    Can anyone beat that? I have a feeling that I will see a slight increase in speed over my old iMac, what do you think?:p
     
  2. ktbubster macrumors 6502a

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    LOL yeah... just a little.

    That's quite a leap. Someone posted about goin from a 7 year old pismo a bit ago too though so it's not too crazy.

    Jeez. Since my green g3 imac i've had a g3 ibook, a g4 tibook and now a macbook pro... and I thought I got decent use out of computers! (the tibook was my dad's before mine though so he and i together put a good 5 years on it)

    You are going to be rediculously amazed by your new computer... you may want to get some ©depends lol :)
     
  3. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    When was that flower power made? 2001 or 2002?

    Anyway, I'll be going from my July 2001 indigo G3 500 MHz iMac to a new iMac whenever they come out with it. :)

    Let's hope it's in July so I can play with it before med school starts.
     
  4. mikedesign thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. luminosity macrumors 65816

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    I went from a 1.33 G4 iBook to a 2.33 C2D MBP.

    Huge leap.
     
  6. ktbubster macrumors 6502a

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    I went from the Tibook 867 mhz to the 2.0 ghz cd mbp. About the same amount of a leap. I definitely have to agree it was a HUGE difference! (and I thought my ti867 was speedy!) ;):rolleyes:


    Awww... now this is making me reminisce for my old green imac! Awww the little round mouse that no one liked (i loved it though when i got used to it) and the cute matching keyboard... awww I miss my imac! And that was when pixar was all the rage and it came with the bugslife dvd! (which I still watch!! :) )

    I have been wantin to purchase one again just for a media machine for a while now though... they are so cute and friendly. ahhh memories
     
  7. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    My 2.2GHz MBP is about to arrive any day now. It replaces my trusty 1.25GHz G4 PowerBook and I expect good performance difference, despite the old one also benefit from 7200rpm hard drive. It was a great computer, but HD video shows its age. The new one will scream due to the new GPU ;)

    Actually, the PB has already gone to its new owner and meanwhile I'm using my G5 Quad workstation so I might not be able to really see the performance difference due to using this much power just before getting the new lappy.

    Oh, well...
     
  8. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    It's amazing how long Macs last. Ancient computers continue to be useful year after year, due to almost yearly improvements under the hood of the operating system. Simply amazing. I would not even imagine using +5 years old Windows computer for anything, just to compare the systems. Macs that old can be seen "everywhere". But soon some of the old ones can be put to rest as Leopard only supports G4/G5/Intel perhaps due to requiring a SIMD-capable processor.

    Maybe I should try finding a G4 iMac somewhere, just for web surfing and looking pretty :)
     
  9. ischemic macrumors member

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    I went from a G3 700mhz iBook to a MBP 2.2Ghz. Massive leap. OSX is actually usable for a start ;)
     
  10. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    LOL my dad has an 8 year old windows pc, has NEVER been reformatted in it's life, and the hard drive never failed. It was updated from windows 98 to 2000 recently, and is extremely stable and extremely slow. Honestly, using it even for a few minutes after getting up from my 2.33 C2D MBP is a HUGE pain. The thing has the max processor the motherboard can accept, a blazing 450mhz!
     
  11. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    G4 imacs are art, been looking for a 20 inch for a while, they are rare
     
  12. BigDogg macrumors member

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    I think I have most all of you beat : went from G3 300mhz ibook to my shiny new SR 2.4 Ghz! :eek: :eek:
     
  13. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    I'm gunna be going from the iMac in my sig, to a brand new mac pro 2.66 ghz stock in less than a month :D

    happy birthday to me:D

    BTW, is there to use my old Snow G3 iMac as my Mac Pro's display? That could be fun LOL *hides the tower* "Woah dude, you have the fastest G3 iMac i've ever seen!" ... :D
     
  14. luminosity macrumors 65816

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    My iBook's screen never seemed too dim until I got my MBP. After that, it was obvious that my iBook was extremely dim, and my MBP's brightness could match it on the second-lowest setting.
     
  15. zephead macrumors 68000

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    Last year I went from a Dell with a 2.2GHz P4, 20GB HD, and 256MB RAM to my MacBook (see sig). It might not look like so much of a leap on paper, but if you had actually used the same machine I had, you'd understand how much of a leap it actually was. ;)
     
  16. Sin macrumors regular

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    Before I bought my Mac Mini (which I bought when they went over to Intel) the last Mac I had, had a 9" B+W screen and ran System 6 :)

    Though technically I was only borrowing that while I did some freelance programming for it...
     

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