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Re: mac G5 -- what's the word?

This is what I've found as well. I'm always of the mind to buy the top of the line (or close to it) AFTER Apple announces a new model line. One of the main reasons I bought the Mac that I did when I did was because I found out it was the *last* of the Macs that would boot into OS9. While that's not a bad thing for most, I have a few apps that I know won't ever be ported to OSX and will not run correctly (or at all) in "Classic."

On the other hand, with the G5's seemingly amazing increase over the G4, it might be worth a little bit more to get the best. Apple says the G5 will trounce any Pentium (it's about damn time). Here are the benchmark results:


On Thursday, July 31, 2003, at 11:58 AM, Paolo Valladolid wrote:

Last I heard, the G5 will not be available until August, though considering today's date, this may not be that great an issue anymore.
I don't know who told you the G4 costs more.  I just got a dual-processor G4 with 120GB RAM, 512GB HD at a good discount because somebody bought it then returned it to the Apple store within days of the G5 announcement.  G4s nowadays should be selling for at least $300 less than the nearest-priced G5 model. 

jimfowler <jimfowler@prodigy.net> wrote:

just curious...i'm a pc user and need a good excuse to get a mac...so i'm
wondering what the word is on the G5. it seems to me that the G4 is still
going for more than the G5.


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