Power Mac G4 Letters,

By Matthew Rothenberg  |  Posted 2002-09-03 Print this article Print

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Ive been using a Power Mac 8600 (running Mac OS 8.6) for almost five years now. Im ready for a new Power Mac, and I thought I was going to buy one after Aug. 13. But Im not happy with the bus speed from G4 to the controller. I know the two top-end Macs have had their bus speed increased 25 percent, but its not good enough for me; I was hoping for DDR from the G4 to the controller.
What kills me is that I cant run Mac OS X, and Mac OS X 10.2 looks like a big improvement over 10.1. If the temptation of 10.2 is too much and I cant hold out any longer, Im going to buy either the low-end dual or a stripped-down new 1GHz.
Mark Temple
I recently opened my own law firm and am using an 800MHz iMac, together with a variety of peripherals. I will need to buy a new Mac within the next few months, but Im not buying one of these new Power Macs. Why? Frankly, the new iMac is too good of a deal. I dont think these new Power Macs offer the bang-for-the-buck difference over an eMac or iMac. Especially when I would have to spend about $1,700 on the Power Mac and then buy an LCD monitor. For that kind of money, I could buy a new iMac and a very nice FireWire scanner with autodoc feeder (once native Mac OS X scanning apps come out! %@#$%^#$$^) If the next Power Macs sport this new IBM processor, and the prices are similar to current Power Mac prices, now youd have a compelling reason to spend $2,500-plus on a Power Mac. But right now, the difference in performance for the price simply doesnt justify it for me. Larry J. Busch, Jr.
Attorney at Law
Busch Law Center, LLC Lees Summit, MO

Mac veteran Matthew Rothenberg is online editor for Ziff Davis Medias Baseline and CIO Insight magazines.

Online News Editor
Matthew has been associated with Ziff Davis' news efforts for more than a decade, including an eight-year run with the print and online versions of MacWEEK. He also helped run the news and opinion operations at ZDNet and CNet. Matthew holds a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.


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