Thread: Identifying G3 and G4 desktops.
11-19-2007, 06:39 AM #1
Identifying G3 and G4 desktops.
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- Nov 18, 2007
i know this question may be a little old school for many of the users on the forum but here it is...
i recently aquired a desktop Poermac that looks like this...
except it doesn't have the faded 'G3' written on the side.
I was under the impression that G4 looked like this...
but i see G4 models that look like mine, just not in my green and transparent colour scheme.
Thanks for any help.
11-19-2007, 08:13 AM #2
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- Oct 27, 2005
Here is the rundown on those G3/G4 towers:
As you already know, the above is a Power Mac G3 (B/W) which came out in Jan 1999. (see image below)
Between the end of 1999 and up until Jan 2002, there were 4 Power Mac G4 towers released which were identical on the outside (see image below):
- Power Mac G4 (PCI Graphics).
- Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics).
- Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet).
- Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio).
July 2001 and up until Aug 2002, saw the release of 3 similar looking Power Mac G4s (see image below):
- The QuickSilver
- The QuickSilver 2002
- The QuickSilver 2002ED
Finally, between Aug 2002 and June 2003 Apple released 3 similar upgrades to the previous model. These Power Mac G4s were called the:
- Mirrored Drive Doors Model
- The FW 800 (fireWire) Model
- Mirrored Drive Doors 2003 Model
So that's that. As you can see your G3 is the last in its line before the introduction of the G4.
I can understand your slight confusion as they do all look similar. I Hope this helps to answer your question.
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