imac g4 700 mhz $400

MUCKYFINGERS

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Jun 7, 2005
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COMPUTER - APPLE IMAC, 700 MHZ, 512MB RAM, 40GB HARD DRIVE, 15" LCD FLAT PANEL, DVD-ROM/CDRW

going for $400 at my school

anyone think 700 mhz will be too slow?? i really like these imacs (i'm a sucker for the old imac g4s) but i think these will be too slow, no?
 

jamesi

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Sep 13, 2005
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just use it for the basics and you should be fine. see if you can max out the ram to keep things running smoothly.
 

Mord

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Aug 24, 2003
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sell your ibook and use that 400 bucks to upgrade to a nice macbook?
 

dextertangocci

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Apr 2, 2006
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I have the 800Mhz model. It is still quite competitive, especially with 1GB RAM. I got it in 2002 for R28000 ($4200):eek: And I love the way the screen floats in mid air!:) Steve said when it was released, that it wouldn't look out of place in a home even in 10 years. I think that was accurately predicted. Although I don't use it much anymore, prefer my G5 isight!:D
 

shadowmoses

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Mar 6, 2005
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Awesome buy, the design is stunnning true classic, doe that price i'd jump on it....Just upgrade the RAM and you got a sweet little machine...And yes 700mhz G4 is fine for basic stuff and everyday usage(iTunes, browsing etc)...

ShadoW
 

Eidorian

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Mar 23, 2005
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Yeah, that G4 will do all of your everyday tasks. I bought an 800 MHz model with 768 MB of RAM. I'm still surprised how fast it is.
 

someguy

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Dec 4, 2005
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Still here.
Don't buy it. Huge waste of money. You won't be satisfied. Your money will help fund terrorists.
Anything to keep you from buying this machine... because I want it! :p
 

Plymouthbreezer

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Feb 27, 2005
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dextertangocci said:
I'd buy it.

Heck, I still use a 400MHz (384MB RAM) machine daily, a 700MHz G4 will do just fine with 1GB RAM. Plus, $400 is very low for these models (the G4's), I still see some going for closer to $1,000. Then again, with it being a school machine, I don't know how good of condition it's in.

But the G4's are amazing computers, so go for it.
 

HughJ

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Feb 21, 2006
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ill never stop using my 700 iMac i absolutely adore it, i use it for Photoshop and Illustrator on a daily basis plus browsing etc.

everyone who sees it wants it, and cannot believe its coming up to 5yrs old

i only have 768mb of ram inside, upgraded the DVD-rom to a DVD-r and its still quicker at "some" tasks than my GF's 2.6 P4

certainly a future classic