G4 vs. G5

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by gusanitoverde, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. gusanitoverde macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2003
    Northern California
    G4 vs. G5

    2 months ago, I had the nightmare of deciding if I would switch from PC to Mac. So after a lot of thought, I bought a Power Mac G4, Dual 1.42 with a 20” inch screen. But a month after, now Apple is announcing the G5 for couple of hundred dollars more. I guess I am stuck with the G4, I cannot return it. What do you all think? Would a G4 still be a good machine after the appearance of G5? What do you recommend?

  2. strider42 macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2002
    Re: G4 vs. G5

    Its a fine machine. Don't get techno envy, or it will plague you teh rest of your life, everytime you buy anything electronic.

    It does pay to know when the major mac events happen and to pay attention to sites like macrumors to get an idea of when really major revisions are coming up though.
  3. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    Well I guess it depends on what you need. I am still happy with my G3 powered computers for what I do. If the 1.42 does what you need it to do and it's fast, then you might as well get some use out of it. If you are not happy with the performance then sell it and get a G5.
  4. Lanbrown macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2003
    It's not like once the first G5 is received that you machine magically slows down or stops working. You have been doing what you need on the G4 for the two months and it has done what you wanted. Why would the release of the G5 affect that?
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    It's always fun to have the biggest but the bleeding edge can sometimes hurt. I wonder if there will be any issues with the G5 that haven't been foreseen and will bite early adopters.

    You have a fine machine. Enjoy it.
  6. daveL macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2003

    If it matters that much, especially since you can't buy a new G4 DP 1.42 anymore, you could try selling it on eBay. Macs hold their value really well, compared to PCs.

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