<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>So how about it--what's your thinking about the new PMs? My good old 400 MHz tower is getting creakier by the second.<p><hr></blockquote><p>So's my G4 DP 450.
<br><br>Let's see, the new iBooks @ G3/600 beat us both in real world, day to day activities with OS X. Am referring to the one with a big monitor. It has same size display, but better graphics card, costs $1.9k and has CDR/RW-DVD drive instead of the DVD drive of my $3.5k TiBook 500. :rolleyes:
<br><br>The recently speed bumped TiBooks (G4/550 and G4/667) beat us both in OS X as well. Let's ignore the issue of their better graphics card than the one in my TiBook 500, default drive size, and cost if you don't mind.<br><br>We both get our doors blown off by all three models of the iMac2. Highend costs $1.9k. Base cost of my Tower was $3k with 17" CRT as I recall, although drive was was much smaller in my Tower. (We'll ignore the issue of footprint and the 17" CRT I bought with it.)<br><br>(Did I mention the Super Drive in the $1.9k model vs. the DVD drive in my Tower?)<br><br>Then these new G4 Towers come along, probably an interim move pending the next generation G5 Towers, with their GeForce4 graphics cards, Super Drives and.....<br><br>I bought my Cinema display when they were $4k. At least I didn't buy it when they were $5k. I don't recall if there's some kind of "deal" going for the (now) $2.5k Cinema display if purchased with the new Tower. :rolleyes:
<br><br>I feel like I have an Apple II again.
<br><br>(It cost around $2.8k with RGB 14" CRT with its 128k RAM and 1MHz CPU.)<br><br>These are sad times for those who suffer from envy, jealousy, and slothful thoughts, not to mention anyone with maxed out credit cards or a negative balance in their checkbook. <br><br>(or teenager who needs braces)
<br><br>I'm not waiting for the G5 Tower.<br><br>I ordered a DP G4 1GHz this morning.<br><br>There is absolutely nothing in the world wrong with a G4 DP 400 or 450 Tower when it comes to running OS X.<br><br>I don't care.<br><br>I can hardly wait to max out the RAM.
<br><br>Life is good.
<br><br><br><br>[color:blue]128k_Mac</font color=blue><br><br>Men say they know many things; but lo! they have taken wings--The arts and sciences, and a thousand appliances; The wind that blows is all that any body knows.
[color:blue]Henry David Thoreau</font color=blue><br>