That's it ! I made the jump !

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
OOoooh G** !



I made the quantum jump today, 16h45 local hour, Montreal. I buyed a new Mac and I'll have to live without it for two weeks !



First computer, buyed almost 11 years ago and upgraded over time :



Mac IIci, Mac OS 7.1, 32 MB RAM, 500 MB HD, Daystar 040 50 MHz accelerator, Radius 32 bit video card. Apple 13" RGB display.



Total price in canadian $ : almost 10 k$



Second computer, buyed today :



Dual G4 867 MHz, MacOS X.2, 1 GB RAM, 60 GB HD, ComboDrive, NVidia GF4MX video card, Apple 17" LCD display, SCSI card.



Total price in canadian $ : about 4.8 k$



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  • Reply 1 of 34
    cyloncylon Posts: 126member
    Thinking about making the jump myself. I'm limping along on a7300/200. Gets excrutiating sometimes. Think I'm going to wait a little longer though until the dual 1.25's are out. Going to get a 22in Cinema display at the same too I think.
  • Reply 2 of 34
    Congrats!!



    Of course, should you have any troubles with the new system or in getting used to Mac OS X, feel free to post about it.



    Oh! And pictures! Be sure to take some photos of everything as you're setting it up. We need more members to post in the <a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=10&t=000803"; target="_blank">Pictures of your computer setups for 2002</a> thread.
  • Reply 3 of 34
    kalikali Posts: 634member
    Pictures? I don't have any digital camera. Sorry.



    I wont be able to sleep tonight !
  • Reply 4 of 34
    How about a still camera? I'm sure one of our other Canadian members could scan some snapshots if you snail-mailed them.







    I suppose that could be a bit of trouble, though.
  • Reply 5 of 34
    kalikali Posts: 634member
    Ok, you gave me an idea.



    I have an unfinished film in my camera and I don't know what to do with it. It's only 100 ASA, so it will probably be not sensitive anough to capture my interior setup, but I'll give it a try.



    I have a scanner at work, so I'll try all these when I receive my new baby in two weeks.



    I can't believe I buyed it yet ! I waited since a whole year. Last winter, I saw and tried the 933 MHz, and I said to myself "Well, maybe that's the one". After reading the posts on the net (here and elsewhere), and playing with the 933 again, I said to myself "Nope ! That's not enough for me !". So I waited again and now I can't wait anymore. I buyed the dual 867 today.



    My old Mac IIci will be jealous. I'm sure he will stop working tonight.
  • Reply 6 of 34
    squashsquash Posts: 332member
    Congrats...you made a wise purchase with the dual 867. A nice machine at a good price....well american money Sounds high to me Canadian, but i guess that's the exchange rate working.



    Again enjoy it in 2 weeks
  • Reply 7 of 34
    kalikali Posts: 634member
    Yes, exchange rates are painfull and fluctuating all the time.



    Maybe it can help someone, so I'm posting the $ details, all in canadian $.



    ? Dual G4 867 MHz, 256 MB RAM, ComboDrive, GF4MX, 60 GB HD (basic configuration) :



    2469 CAN$



    ? Apple 17" LCD display :



    1131 CAN$



    ? Kingston 256 MB :



    171 CAN$



    ? Kingston 512 MB :



    340 CAN$



    ? SCSI card :



    86 CAN$



    ? Ethernet cable, 6 feet :



    4 CAN$





    Total before taxes :



    4203 CAN$



    Total after all taxes (ouch! ) :



    4834 CAN$
  • Reply 8 of 34
    programmerprogrammer Posts: 3,461member
    [quote]Originally posted by Kali:

    [QB]OOoooh G** !



    I made the quantum jump today, 16h45 local hour, Montreal. I buyed a new Mac and I'll have to live without it for two weeks !



    First computer, buyed almost 11 years ago and upgraded over time :



    Mac IIci, Mac OS 7.1, 32 MB RAM, 500 MB HD, Daystar 040 50 MHz accelerator, Radius 32 bit video card. Apple 13" RGB display.



    Total price in canadian $ : almost 10 k$



    Second computer, buyed today :



    Dual G4 867 MHz, MacOS X.2, 1 GB RAM, 60 GB HD, ComboDrive, NVidia GF4MX video card, Apple 17" LCD display, SCSI card.



    Total price in canadian $ : about 4.8 k$

    [QB]<hr></blockquote>



    Wow, that's quite the jump! I went from a IIci to an 8500 to a new dual 1 GHz DDR... each jump felt huge, so for you it should be amazing.



    OS X will be quite a change as well.
  • Reply 8 of 34
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Also, remember you can take your traditional camera to get it developed, and when you do you can order a Kodak CD as well, with the pics on there.



    In about 5 different resolutions, I think.



    Something to keep in mind.
  • Reply 10 of 34
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Congrats, you now own a unique piece of computing history. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> hehehehe... just kidding.



    Those prices are rather good for the Display and the tower. Where did you buy?



    Fvcking Canadian dollar...
  • Reply 11 of 34
    kalikali Posts: 634member
    To Matsu :



    I buyed at an university shop, in Montreal. The prices are educationnal.



    Stupid question : Is there any hardware difference between the machines buyed at normal price and the ones buyed at educationnal price ? I mean, any difference in the machines themselves ? I don't think so, but just in case ... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> I'm a bit paranoid.





    [ 08-28-2002: Message edited by: Kali ]



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  • Reply 12 of 34
    "Buyed"?
  • Reply 13 of 34
    kalikali Posts: 634member
    Buyed, well, ya know, my English sux. Sorry! <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />



    You should hear me talking in English ! OUCH !



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  • Reply 14 of 34
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    No difference, except the educational versions more closely approximate a realistic price. I'm surprised that there's that much discount on the 17.



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  • Reply 15 of 34
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Congrats on the new Tower. I wish I could get one of them.
  • Reply 16 of 34
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Education discount?



    Screw that. I can get machines at the price that's even lower than education price
  • Reply 17 of 34
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Spill the beans Leonis!!!
  • Reply 18 of 34
    stoostoo Posts: 1,490member
    Possibilities
    • Leonis works for Apple and gets staff discounts

    • Bulk discounts by purchasing through a large organisation

    • Leonis is a crim', and gets "five finger discount" on Macs (just kidding!).

  • Reply 19 of 34
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Let's hope it's the third option.
  • Reply 20 of 34
    [quote]Originally posted by Stoo:

    <strong>
    • Leonis is a crim', and gets "five finger discount" on Macs

    </strong><hr></blockquote>This one.
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