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KingChris    0

Is the APPLE IMAC G4 700MHZ 256MB/40GB/DVD-ROM/CD-RW/15FP

Any good or should I get the 800mhz.

I don't need a dvd r

Will the 700 preform ok?

Just for mainly web browsing / email etc

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Wickedkitten    11

700 will be fine

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Kanecorp    0

i have the imac g4 800MHz and i'm upset with its slow proformance

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KingChris    0

One thing I noticed that the imacs only use DMA/ATA-66 seems a bit slow can these be replaced?

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Dazzla    5

700 Should be plenty. I've only recently wanted to test out the processor so I started encoding some of my DVDs to Divx.

To Rip and encode Fight Club, a two hour film, took a total of 4 hours from DVD to "Fight Club.mov". I don't know whether that's good or bad but I seem to remember my Sony VAIO taking almost a day to encode Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

Photoshop runs sweet on mine as well, I often have it idling in the background when I'm not using it ready to use. I normally have around 6 or 7 apps open at the same time simply cause I introduces no lagginess or anything to the system.

So for what you're after it doing, it will be plenty.

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KingChris    0

Whats the price of a dvd r or DVD RW (media not drives) ??s please.

As the superdrive one is only a bit more than the combo mac

Chris

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Dazzla    5
Originally posted by chrisnelis

Whats the price of a dvd r or DVD RW (media not drives) ??s please.

As the superdrive one is only a bit more than the combo mac

Chris b>

A blank DVD-R is about ?3 or ?4 and a blank DVD-RW is about ?9.

As for the combo only being slightly cheaper, is that the case? I paid ?1200 for my combo iMac. I could have sworn that the superdrive iMac was around ?1600.

Edit: Well after a bit of searching I found a few cheaper DVD-r's. Dabs has a pack of 10 4.7 gb DVD-R's for ?12.50, that's a good price for 47gb's worth of data. The DVD-RW I found was ?11

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KingChris    0

Sorry I ment in terms of spending ?1300 on the combo ?300 is not that much more really. its only the price of the drive plus you get more hard disk and a better cpu

on macwarehouse.co.uk

the combo is ?1,373.58

and the superdrive one is ?1,608.58

Only ?235.00 in it now makes the superdrive more attractive.

Not a bad deal but is the superdrive dvd rw or just dvd r

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Dazzla    5
Originally posted by chrisnelis

Sorry I ment in terms of spending ?1300 on the combo ?300 is not that much more really. its only the price of the drive plus you get more hard disk and a better cpu

on macwarehouse.co.uk

the combo is ?1,373.58

and the superdrive one is ?1,608.58

Only ?235.00 in it now makes the superdrive more attractive.

Not a bad deal but is the superdrive dvd rw or just dvd r

It's DVD-RW.

I bought mine from Computerwarehouse and they were pretty flawless. Fantastic customer service and quick delivery. It helps that I got a student discount knocking over ?100 off.

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KingChris    0

Cheaper on computerwarehouse to the superdrive is ?1,568.56

I think I will get the superdrive now its dvd rw and I've found it cheaper

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