New G4 733mhz Is it worth 1695.00

tbeatty

macrumors newbie
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Jul 5, 2001
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Hawaii
Is the new G4 733mhz worth buying now for 1695.00 or is it better to wait or get an older model? I do not wish to spend more than that.
 

blakespot

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Jun 4, 2000
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Alexandria, VA
The old G4 733 is slightly faster than the new G4 733, as it has a 1MB L3 cache. If you can find an old one for cheap, get it instead. Note that the day before the new 733 was announced @ $1699, the old one was selling for $2,999. Prices on them, where they remain unsold, must have dropped however.

Also worth noting is the fact that you can "dumb down" an 867 system to $1,999 pretty easily. But that is higher than you were looking to spend.


blakespot (with dual-800 on the way...)
 

jefhatfield

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Jul 9, 2000
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old 733

level 3 cache is expensive so it would be hard to find an old 733 being reduced to $1695.00 when it cost three grand originally a month ago