Depending on what he's doing (esp. if not using Photoshop), I'd say it's comparable to no better than a p3-800 desktop or so. If hs'e using Safari to surf the net, he'll be rather disappointed.itsbetteronamac said:Hi I am going to be selling my 17inch imac and was wondering what a 800Mhz G4 is comparable to in the intel world? Just so I can give the guy who is interested some idea of what he is getting.
cwerdna said:Depending on what he's doing (esp. if not using Photoshop), I'd say it's comparable to no better than a p3-800 desktop or so. If hs'e using Safari to surf the net, he'll be rather disappointed.
I use to have a 700 mhz iMac G4 w/384 megs and I found it UNBEARABLE at work. My PM G4 933 mhz w/512 megs is close to intolerable. FWIW, my main machine at home is only a 1 ghz Athlon w/512 meg and it's more than tolerable. My other work Mac is a PM G5 2 ghz dual w/1 gig of RAM which I find plenty fast.
I'm dead serious about what I'm saying. I'm using PowerPoint 11.1 on them and Safari from Panther.itsbetteronamac said:Well... I don't know what your talking about, but I use safari and it is blazing fast. Pages load in like 3 seconds, and nothing really takes over a few seconds in any program. (Not photoshop and stuff though)
Also, I know my computer is faster than a 2.6 Ghz. Celeron, but then again that's a celeron. So, I don't know what you've been doing to your computers, but I'm sorry. Oh, and 384 in a 700 Mhz is actually substantually slower (My friend has one.)
Safari really is a slow slow slow browser. Starting to get off topic, but I used Safari almost exclusively at first on my iBook G4 800. It felt fine, especially since I was only comparing it to Opera 7 and 8. Opera takes forever to load on a mac, and feels slower than the same thing on a P3-500. I started using Camino lately, and the difference is very noticeable. (Firefox too, but I like the look of Camino better.) Certain sites, like ebay are especially slow in Safari. Even though there are some issues with compatibility with certain sites and plug-ins, my everyday browsing experience is better under Camino.cwerdna said:I'm dead serious about what I'm saying. I'm using PowerPoint 11.1 on them and Safari from Panther.
I sometimes hit issues that are noticeable on the 933 and 700 mhz machines where I can out type Safari when say composing a mail message on gmail.com. I've NEVER encountered this on any PC w/sufficient RAM. Safari in general is just slow (althouh I think there was a bump up in perf w/one of the latest updates to Panther; but that was after I got rid of the iMac 700 mhz). PPT 11.1 on certain slide designs can barely keep up w/my typing on my G4 933 (extremely annoying). PPT 11 for Windows on a 1 ghz Athlon has NO issues whatsoever w/lag.
Bizarro. What are you running that feels so much faster? As I stated, my experience is the total opposite. Even if I use Firefox on the Quicksilver vs. my 1 ghz Athlon at home, I still feel the Quicksilver is slower.ITASOR said:My Quicksilver feels much faster than my Pentium 4 2.8Ghz.