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mikejd1    0

this.....

800MHz PowerPC G4

1MB L3 & 256K L2 cache

133MHz system bus

512MB SDRAM memory

40GB Ultra ATA drive

Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)

ATI Mobility Radeon 7500

w/32MB DDR video memory

Gigabit Ethernet

56K internal modem

1 FireWire & 2 USB Ports

AirPort Card Included

$3199.99

for this.... $2550.00 on ebay. The thing is 2 months old and in mint condition. What a deal!

Mike

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Timan    557

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebO...9.3.1.1.0?38,17

Summary

? Power Mac G4 Dual 1GHz w/167MHz system bus

? 256MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM - 1 DIMM

? 80GB Ultra ATA drive

? Optical 1 - Apple SuperDrive

? Optical 2 - None

? ATI Radeon 9000 Pro dual-display w/64MB DDR

? 56K internal modem

? Apple Pro Keyboard - U.S. English

? Mac OS - U.S. English

Subtotal $2,499.00

edit:eewwwwwwwwwwwwps

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azazel-    0

doh!

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Dazzla    5

Oops, I didn't realise it was a powerbook :s In that case yeah, you got a good deal.

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dotcomlarry    0

The specs he posted are for the "Faster" version of the Powerbook, not the PowerMac towers.

Note the "ATI Mobility Radeon 7500" part of the specs.

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Malechai    120

ouch..

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mikejd1    0
Originally posted by Tim

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebO...9.3.1.1.0?38,17

Summary

? Power Mac G4 Dual 1GHz w/167MHz system bus

? 256MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM - 1 DIMM

? 80GB Ultra ATA drive

? Optical 1 - Apple SuperDrive

? Optical 2 - None

? ATI Radeon 9000 Pro dual-display w/64MB DDR

? 56K internal modem

? Apple Pro Keyboard - U.S. English

? Mac OS - U.S. English

Subtotal $2,499.00 tal $2,499.00

see my system specs below:)or my desktop. :)

i needed a laptop..figured i would go apple. I already own a desktop, why own another? Go find a better deal on the powerbook i just bought, then :)me back to me. :)

Mike

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azazel-    0

Ah...I was wondering why they put a mobility radeon in a desktop. Guess that explains why.

I retract my "doh!". ;)

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Tonny Phang    0

cool...:cool: :cool:

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BroChaos    1

yeah, powerbook, shoulda specified that :p

nice choice, have you received it yet?

i worry about buying a comp on ebay...

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mikejd1    0
Originally posted by Dazzla

Oops, I didn't realise it was a powerbook :s In that case yeah, you got a good deal.

haha, it's ok Dazzla...we all make "read error" mistakes. ;)

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mikejd1    0
Originally posted by BroChaos

yeah, powerbook, shoulda specified that :p

nice choice, have you received it yet?

i worry about buying a comp on ebay...

hey buddy...i know everytime i post, you're right there behind me replying..lol. yea i got it, it's in mint condition, now to learn how to use OS X. It's freakin beautiful.

Mike

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uniacid    0

good buy :D

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WebOrbiter    0

You are one lucky guy, lebmike. That is a sweet setup, both on the laptop and the desktop! Welcome to the Mac side of things, you should upgrade to Jaguar so you can use Quartz Extreme on that puppy! :bandit:

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Dazzla    5
Originally posted by lebmike

haha, it's ok Dazzla...we all make "read error" mistakes. ;)

I blame it all on Tim, he grabbed me on MSN and told me someone had jsut got ripped off :p

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azazel-    0

Anyone wanna elaborate a bit on Quartz Extreme? I was reading about it a bit on the Apple site, but I just skimmed thru it. Anyone willing to gimme a quick rundown on what it is/does, because the next system we get is gonna be a Mac. My wife has already commanded it be so. ;)

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mikejd1    0
Originally posted by WebOrbiter

You are one lucky guy, lebmike. That is a sweet setup, both on the laptop and the desktop! Welcome to the Mac side of things, you should upgrade to Jaguar so you can use Quartz Extreme on that puppy! :bandit:

HOW MUCH IS THE UPGRADE?

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Dazzla    5
Originally posted by azazel-

Anyone wanna elaborate a bit on Quartz Extreme? I was reading about it a bit on the Apple site, but I just skimmed thru it. Anyone willing to gimme a quick rundown on what it is/does, because the next system we get is gonna be a Mac. My wife has already commanded it be so. ;)

Basically, the whole desktop is now an OpenGL scene which is rendered by the graphics card (16mb and AGP2x minimum). It speeds up all the fanciness like transparencies, window resizing, etc etc.

For example you can now have desktop pictures rotate at set intervals and the transition is all nice and fancy and smooth. That be quartz extreme ;)

Read more here.

Originally posted by lebmike

HOW MUCH IS THE UPGRADE?

There isn't an upgrade. Not for you anyway.

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Gator    0

Sweet buy, you are going to love OS X. There is no Jaguar update, the full price is $129. There is a very good student discount if you are eligible.

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h0axmind    0

you know, they have needed 2 Comodore 64 to fly to the moon, and you guys need 1GHz just to start windows.

just think about it. ;)

regards

h0axmind who has just a fast box for 3d moddeling stuff and for eyecandy filled desktops ;)

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Dazzla    5
Originally posted by h0axmind

you know, they have needed 2 Comodore 64 to fly to the moon, and you guys need 1GHz just to start windows.

just think about it. ;)

regards

h0axmind who has just a fast box for 3d moddeling stuff and for eyecandy filled desktops ;)

Well done, they don't run windows :rolleyes:

And you can run OS X on a processor as low as 233 MHz.

Oh, and not to burst your bubble, but man hasn't landed on the moon ;)

Oh, and posts are going to stay on topic from now on, this isn't a Mac vs PC thread...

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mikejd1    0
Originally posted by Dazzla

I blame it all on Tim, he grabbed me on MSN and told me someone had jsut got ripped off :p

haha! :) :p

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mikejd1    0
Originally posted by Dazzla

There isn't an upgrade. Not for you anyway.

I'm confused. lol, is it just a download?? I have OS X 10.1 on the machine now.

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Dazzla    5
Originally posted by lebmike

I'm confused. lol, is it just a download?? I have OS X 10.1 on the machine now.

No, it's not a download. It's a major upgrade. Easily equivelent to Windows 2000 -> Windows XP (5.0 -> 5.1). It's $129 but you can get it cheaper with an edu discount if you are able to.

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atomoverride    0

good deal. thouse macs are always a bit too pricy for me. Glad to hear you got a small price break.

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