[rescue] G4 pricing

Mike F lists at ibrew.net
Tue Aug 15 08:40:06 CDT 2006

Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> From: velociraptor <velociraptor at gmail.com>
>> Date: 2006/08/15 Tue AM 12:04:31 CDT
>> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>> Subject: Re: [rescue] G4 pricing
>> On 8/14/06, Phil Stracchino <phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net> wrote:
>>> Robert Brooke Gravitt wrote:
>>>> Especially as I have a 1.25GHz G4 mac mini & (2) 1.42 GHz G4 minis
>>>> that am selling at that price! (well, $350 & $375) IMHO, they blow
>>>> away that G4.
>>> A very telling point.
>> More fodder for getting them to lower the price on the G4 400Mhz. :-)
>> A Mini is a capable machine on the CPU front compared to the G4 400,
>> yes, but there's the whole expandability issue--adding on of SCSI,
>> etc.  The real question is what do you plan to do with it?
> Running  Mini off an external firewire drive is an option, as is cracking the case and attaching a full-size, high-speed desktop drive to the Mac Mini in place of the laptop drive currently installed...
I run my Mini off an external firewire drive - it's an 80GB Seagate I
had lying around in a Macally enclosure. The "snappiness" improvement
over the standard internal 2.5" drive is _very_ noticeable, not to
mention the added storage is nice.

- Mike

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