03-24-2004, 07:02 PM #1Mr.GuvernmentGuest[help] Price range for used G3 / G4 / G5' ?
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
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!
03-24-2004, 07:46 PM #2ChamorroGuest
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.
03-24-2004, 07:57 PM #3Mr.GuvernmentGuest
^^ 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
03-24-2004, 09:55 PM #4Mr.GuvernmentGuest
What about laptop / ibook prices
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?
03-25-2004, 12:30 AM #5ChamorroGuest
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.
03-25-2004, 12:52 AM #6Mr.GuvernmentGuest
^^^ 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.
03-28-2004, 11:30 PM #7Mr.GuvernmentGuest
how this? - used..
Dual 800MHz G4 Processors
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
03-28-2004, 11:42 PM #8
Sounds OK - although bear in mind that you'll probably want to spend some more money upgrading to Panther.I'm in your forums, writing sentences in a grammatically acceptable manner.
03-30-2004, 08:09 AM #9Mr.GuvernmentGuest
Do standard LCD / CRT displays work on Mac's ? i assume so........
03-30-2004, 08:23 AM #10Mr.GuvernmentGuest
03-30-2004, 12:14 PM #11ChamorroGuestOriginally Posted by Mr.Guvernment
PS - interesting find on eBay, can't seem to find the catch, but it does seem too low-priced.
03-30-2004, 11:26 PM #12Mr.GuvernmentGuest
^^ 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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