Which used Mac to buy

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by federal102, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. federal102 macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2008
    I am a recent mac convert ( though I've used Solaris/Linux at work for years, so I should have made the switch a while ago!!). I started out with a used G3 imac 600mhz to try out os X. I use the g3 mostly for iTunes and as a web machine for my kids. I am now at the point where the hard drive and lack of any burning capabilty are getting in the way. I was thinking of buying a more recent, but still used mac to serve as my new iTunes box.

    I have been considering a G4 imac or G4 powermac. In either case I would like the machine to be able to run Leopard ( so I need at least an 867 mhz proc ).

    From looking around, it seems like you get more "bang for the buck" with a g4 powermac compared to a similarly priced imac.

    I have heard though that the powermacs can be noisy.

    Any comments / recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

    BTW I do have a 2.2 ghz macbook pro, so I don't need the used machine to be able to do any real heavy lifting.
  2. mavherzog macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2005
    Columbus, WI
    Don't bother with a PPC. Find yourself a cheap, used Intel Mac mini or 1st gen Macbook (depending on your budget).

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