mac mini g4

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iSaygoodbye, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a

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  2. iowamensan macrumors 6502

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    That is absolutely crazy that he is asking $400 for it. I just bought a refurb Mac Mini on Sunday for $419. If he would take an 8GB Touch for it, that doesn't seem as bad. That G4 Mini isn't worth more than $200 or so.
     
  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    With Leopard running on that machine, you'd likely have to upgrade to two GB of RAM right away. That's an extra cost, plus the hassle of having to open a Mini.

    No deal. Not for a G4, unless you can make the trade you suggested.
     
  4. js81 macrumors 65816

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    G4 Mini's only supported 1GB of RAM. So, unless you can go to Tiger, I'd avoid it and find an Intel.
     
  5. iSaygoodbye thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so it cant run leopard on 1 gig?
     
  6. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't want to deal with such an arrogrant person. Why does he have to mention about selling it online? :p

    If you don't mind trading your touch fine, otherwise look for a better deal.
     
  7. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Large being the key word. I hate to say it, but considering 8GB is the smallest capacity touch you can get, he won't take your deal.
     
  8. iSaygoodbye thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    he would take it.but i went to mac2sell.com which placed his at 110$ which means my touch is worth more and he wouldnt throw in anythign so i said no
     
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    In my country the Nuns of the Sacred holy cross have a name for a person like that......'chohuevon! :D

    :apple:
     
  11. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502

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    some people on craigslist are out of control! i hope people are knowledgeable enough not to waste their money on stuff like this.
     
  12. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    Leopard runs fine on my Mac mini G4 with the same specs as his Mac mini's. Of course, my mini is just sitting there serving my personal web site instead of being used as a regular computer :)
     
  13. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    the g4 is a rip off.

    i wouldn't pay more than 175 for the computer with maxed RAM.

    atleast go with a core solo - that way you could drop in a 2.33 Intel Core 2 Duo in the future if you wanted.
     
  14. gdeusthewhizkid macrumors 6502a

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    yes u can

    I have a 1.42 ghz mac mini g4 with leopard and a gig of ram. runs fine. I use it for light web surfing downloading movies from itunes and listening to music on my flat screen... U can't really do anything extensive like convert video or copy dvds takes forever..
     
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    My work computer is the education-only model white iMac (1.83GHz C2D, 1GB RAM, GMA950) and it runs Leopard slowly. My home computer is a similar age white iMac (2.0GHz C2D, 3GB RAM, X1600) and Leopard is silky smooth on it. The only real difference is the memory and video card. So one or the other makes a HUGE difference - my guess, for basic Leopard usage like I do here at school, is the memory.
     
  17. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    sounds like you have something wrong with your iMac at work.

    i'm running a 1.66 CORE DUO with 2GB of RAM on a 1.5 gb/s HDD

    isn't slow or anything.


    also, my buddy petey has a MacBook with 1GB of RAM on a 2.0C2D. No problems there. Sounds like you need to do some tweaking...

    as .17GHz isn't enough to make or break Leopard

    and with processing power you have .34GHz more than my mini + a newer model chip (that runs 15% faster/efficient) - so the extra RAM in my Mini accounts for that.
     
  18. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    The only thing wrong with his imac is that hes trying to run Leopard with 1gb of ram. Thats fine for Tiger but Leopard needs 2gb to run perfectly smooth. The processor doesnt really matter.
     
  19. js81 macrumors 65816

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    My old Mini was a 1.5GHz Core Solo (later upgraded to a 2.0 CD) and it was dog-slow in Leopard with 1GB RAM. It was tolerable with 2GB, but still very slow. I'm thinking that the extra graphical elements in Leopard (translucent menu bar, reflective dock) are hard on the GMA950, because that same Mini was great with Tiger. My iMac at home has the X1600 and its fine (but it does have 3GB). However, my wife's Macbook (X3100, but 4GB RAM) is also silky smooth, except an occasional stutter when minimizing/restoring a window.
     

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