Why would anyone want a G4 933

eyup

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Are there peeps out there who would want a G4? If so, why?
:eek:
 

Manzana

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i'm gonna use mine for classic, as a good 2nd computer, a file server, and torrent box.

imho, if it can run leopard, and a 900 mhz g4 will, then it's still a current computer.
 

Anonymous Freak

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Why wouldn't someone want it? It's still a perfectly good computer. I wouldn't pay very much money for one, but if given one for free, I would happily use it. (It could be easily upgraded to be better than my current desktop, a 1.25 GHz eMac.)
 

eyup

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dpaanlka said:
Because lots of "peeps" still use G3s?

Was this a serious attempt at a thread?

Yeh - i'm being serious.

The 'cos peeps still use G3's' is a good one. Forgot about them!

It is a bleedin good mac - but I'm moving on up to a MP 3ghz. Dunno whether to keep it or ebay it. It's not the quietest mac in the world. Hmm.
 

eyup

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I hate getting rid - I've still got my Classic II

and a Centris 650

and a 8100

I did let my Quadra 610 go tho.

Breaking up is hard to do ;-)
 

bousozoku

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A 933 MHz G4 is a decent machine still. I could run Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X on it and be happy, as long as it had plenty of RAM.

I have an 800 MHz G3 that's still a good machine and perfectly capable of running a lot of software pretty quickly. A 933 MHz G4 could serve iTunes to AirTunes to your stereo very nicely.
 

tweakers_suck

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My main computer is a 1 GHz G4 and I do everything with it. I run Tiger, iLife, internet, music, burn CDs and DVDs. The only thing I really can't do that I'd like is to watch high definition movie trailers.

The powermac G4 is not obsolete!!!!
 

joepunk

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I'd love to have one (for the right price) as a secondary machine to use when/if my PB breaks so I can run my Adobe products and other applications.
 

amin

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When I went from an 867MHz G4 (Powerbook) to a 1.5GHz G4 (also a Powerbook), the difference was fairly subtle for most types of use. Even going from my G4 to the current Mac Pro, basic things aren't shockingly different. IMO a G4 Powermac, with its expandability, is still a fine desktop. As a matter of fact, if I didn't need to run Windows apps for work, I may not have bothered to make the Intel Mac transition at all. That said, I do need to use Windows for work, have bought two Intel Macs to date, and am looking at a third (iMac for my dad:)).
 

iMeowbot

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joepunk said:
I don't get it. A badly deformed Ducky wants to rule the world :confused:
I heard that they were being exported now, I guess that never took off. Peeps. (Flash required for no good reason)
 

Jschultz

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No love for the G4?

I'm actually picking up a 17" G4 Powerbook soon. Why? Not everyone needs bleeding edge technology, etc. MS Word, Safari, and iTunes don't need 3 ghz of raw power to run.

Can't forget that alot of us are just students or light users.
 

eyup

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Yeh but for the price of a maxed out G4 you could get a mac mini - ain't that a better deal?