Is this deal worth $600-700?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 23, 2006
I need some advice on whether i should buy a powermac g4 single with the following: G4 Quicksilver
933 Mhz Processor
1.5 gig RAM
60 gig HD
Superdrive CD, DVD, CDRW, DVDRW
New Apple Keyboard, New Apple Mighty Mouse
19" Lacie High Resolution Monitor
OSX 10.4.4 Tiger
Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Final Cut Pro HD
DVD Studio Pro
Adobe After Effects
Photoshop CS
Illustrator CS
InDesign CS
Logic Express 7
DreamWeaver MX
Flash MX
Apple Apeture
Mac the Ripper
DVD Backup
DVD Zone

I desperately want a mac of my own for film editing, web design, etc. but don't have the money for a new one. Should I wait and buy a new one or what? Help me out here.


macrumors 68040
Sep 23, 2005
well... i think it would be ook for what you want to do... although you didn't mention its graphics at all (like, are they stock or upgraded?) but seeing as the software itself is worth about 700$+ then i'm going to say that yes, it is a good deal. also, what versions of the iLife software does it have? ... and where is it coming from?


macrumors G5
Are you getting the original CDs, and transfer of license on the software?

If not it's not legal for the seller to leave it on the hard drive.

Then ask yourself -- if the seller is willing to lie and steal from Adobe, Apple, Microsoft -- what's stopping them from cheating me?

Just so you know what the integrity level of your seller is...


macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 23, 2006
the software is upgraded but i don't know what version of ilife it has. i know the guy personally who i would be buying it from. i really just want to get my feet wet before buying a new mac come august-september when they all have intel.


macrumors 6502a
Jul 23, 2002
so lets take a look at this. i am only talking about the computer. and not the software. you can buy a intel mini for the same price.

now 19 in monitor is a good thing. (is it lcd of crt) if it's crt then it's up to you whether you want to deal with space concerns. i am guessing it's a crt. for me thats a negitive. i would buy a 17 lcd even if it came with the 19. so while the intel mini is not that great it has a better cpu comes with a bluetooth and wireless package. now super drive is a big deal to most. but it's only a 50 buck upgrade. unless your upgradeing alot of parts or want the pci slots.

i dont think this is a good deal hardware wise. but by adding all the software. if he is giving you original disk and codes and licences. yes it's a good deal. but if not, then no, i would not take it not on machine specs alone.

if he is a friend that you want to help out, then maybe.

1.5GHz Intel Core Solo
60GB Serial ATA hard drive
Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0
Apple Remote

933 Mhz Processor
1.5 gig RAM
60 gig HD
New Apple Keyboard, New Apple Mighty Mouse
19" Lacie High Resolution Monitor


macrumors regular
May 19, 2006
Vancouver, BC
Your "friend" is trying to rip you off by at least $200. And please don't double-post, I just responded to this in the previous thread.


macrumors 6502
Nov 27, 2005
If you're getting legitimate copies of the software, that may be an OK deal, but that computer is bare minimum to run some of that stuff. My 1.33 ghz ibook w/ 1.5 GB RAM is barely sufficient to run Logic Pro 7, and Logic Express is not any easier on the processor other than maybe some plug-ins.
If your friend cut a couple hundred from the cost and then you went out and got a super fast dual G4 ZIF upgrade, THEN you'd be in business.
Actually, I take that back. There's definitely some good software in there. If you get the actual physical copies of the software and all legal authorizations, then check online and see what they are worth. That may add up fast.