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[help] Price range for used G3 / G4 / G5' ?


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Mr.Guvernment
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Hey all


I was looking around and finding some low priced used g3/g4 and g5's


i wanted to get a MAC to mess with so i can become familiar with OS - preferably OSX



What would you suggest are good price ranges for used

G3
G4
G5's ?

I assume for entry level messing aorund i would not need a G5' - but if the price is right why not!

I would be using this system though with PhotoShop / macromedia studio MX and maybe Ilife if it comes with it - - so it has to have decent specs in it, so i gues a good price range for a "decent" used MAC..


all help is aprpeciated!
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All of the prices differ according to age/power/features:
G3's will probably run between $150 to $600 (US)
G4's typically go between $400 to $1200+(US)
G5's will probably be about $200 to $500 below list prices of the current models.

These are all really rough estimates.
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^^ as long as i have a rough idea Since the MAc market is new to me - i have ben searching around and trying to get as best of an idea as i can.


i dont know why but i want to learn new stuff - recently grabbed debian linux to convert my windows serevr 2003 web sever into alinux server so i figure why not venture into the world of nix even more and see if i can get a decent priced use MAC
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What about laptop / ibook prices

G3's
G5's


example:

IBOOK G3 500 Mhz 192 MB CD-R 12"1 - $350 ?
IBOOK G3 600 Mhz 640 MB 15 GB DVD 12 " - $500

Would a G3 have problems running OSX?
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iBook range looks about right....maybe on the low side.
No G5 laptops (yet).
G4, there are PowerBooks and iBooks.
PowerBooks have been around for a while, so they'll be similar to G4 desktops (probably more in the area of $550 to $1700+).
G4 iBooks will probably float in the $750+ range.

G3's can run OSX fine, but go for the G4 if you have the money....just get lots of memory too.
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^^^ yeah - a G3 just sounds too old ...lol


i am looking @ G4 and up - i would get a G5 if i had the extra $$$ flaoting around but i dont

even though i am not to familiar with the enw MAC's - it would not take long and i know i would put it touse.


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how this? - used..
US $995.00

Dual 800MHz G4 Processors
1GB RAM
80GB Hard Drive
Super Drive (CDRW/DVD/DVD-R/DVD-RW)
2 FireWire Ports
2 USB Ports
10/100 Ethernet Port
OS 10.1.6 Installed
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Sounds OK - although bear in mind that you'll probably want to spend some more money upgrading to Panther.

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Do standard LCD / CRT displays work on Mac's ? i assume so........
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whats the catch!


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=4120631745
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Originally Posted by Mr.Guvernment
Do standard LCD / CRT displays work on Mac's ? i assume so........
Yes. Same issues as w/ PC's....make sure the graphics card and display have the same interface, or you'll have to get a converter. Remember that Apple LCD's (and a couple of other makers) use Apple's proprietary ADC connector: 1 connection w/ DVI, USB and power.

PS - interesting find on eBay, can't seem to find the catch, but it does seem too low-priced.
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^^ i emailed the guy - has a few days left but he says it should reach the $2200 range - already @ US $935.00


i should know that by now - since i , like many other wait until the last 30 mins or less to start bidding, really no point in bidding sooner.
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