View Full Version : What is the difference between these two G4's

fern lee
03-20-2002, 09:17 PM
Powermac g4 1GHZ Processor, 512 MB SD RAM, Apple Super Drive DVD/CDRW
Burner, 2x80 GB Ultra ATA Internal Drives, Nividia GEForce4 MX Graphics
Card, i DVD Creation Software, Final Cut 3.0 Software, 17" Studio LCD Computer Display,
3 Year Extended Apple CAre Warranty

1GHZ DP g4 Tower 512 RAM Superdrive, 60G HD, 4PCI slots, Nvidia 4 DUAL Card (64mb DDR RAM) L3 cache@2mb (DDR RAM)
NEC Mutisync FE950+BK
120gb IBM 7200RPM/2mb buffer drive
FInal Cut pro
DVD studio PRo

03-20-2002, 10:22 PM
Well the thing I see is the DP on the second one you list.

A 1GHz processor or a Dual 1GHz processor - meaning the second has two processors in it. Twice as much. The DP will run OS X much better and some different applications are written to work better with dual processors.

Others here will or can provide more technical info. Both are great machines. What is your primary use for it?

Here is an Apple link that talks about G4's.. It might help some. http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58418


03-21-2002, 03:18 AM
Apple doesn't sell any single processor 1 GHz Macs (not yet at least). Anything with a 1 GHz chip in it is gonna be a dual-processor. The RAM is the same as are the SuperDrive and video cards (the GeForce 4 MX is a dual-display card with 64 MB RAM).

Basically you start deviating when it comes to the monitor, hard drive capacity, software, and warranty.

Monitor: the first config has a 17" Apple LCD - the 2nd has a 19" NEC CRT (see http://www.necmitsubishi.com/products/home/series.cfm? Series=MultiSync%AE%20FE%2B%20Series&cfid=3844697&cftoken=36607825 (http://www.necmitsubishi.com/products/home/series.cfm?Series=MultiSync%AE%20FE%2B%20Series&cfid=3844697&cftoken=36607825)

Hard Drive (assuming I'm reading the specs right): the first has 2 x 80 GB drives (total = 160 GB) - the second has a 60 GB + 120 GB (total = 180 GB)

Software: while both have Final Cut Pro (does the 2nd have version 3.0?), the first has only iDVD while the second has DVD Studio Pro - DVD Studio Pro costs $999 http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/ 92/wo/7qoeQ1SFfaDr1k2our/ (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/92/wo/7qoeQ1SFfaDr1k2our/ while iDVD is bundled with the computers

Warranty: the first has an extended warranty worth ~$249 whereas the 2nd does not

Hopefully this clears a few things up. If you want to see what the systems are worth, go over to the Apple store and choose the configurations as you've indicated here. While not everything you listed is available throught the configurator, you can get a good idea of how much things should cost.

[This message has been edited by ICCAFSN (edited 21 March 2002).]