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Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: spacescape
Date: February 01, 2006 02:18PM
Here is one... Just a FYI... Don't know him...

[mail.maclaunch.com]
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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: February 01, 2006 02:35PM
there's a 450 mhz for $200 pickup in NY (see craigslist) also a 500 mhz for $300 in NY.



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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: February 01, 2006 03:05PM
May I ask a dumb question, why would anyone go for one of these, when for maybe $200 more, you could get a Mini?




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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: February 01, 2006 03:10PM
collectors and/or those with emotional attachments to computers.

(ie not me)



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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: February 01, 2006 03:23PM
incognegro, actually, I *can* understand that, but... I'm not sure I see what the attraction is in this case. Is it just the design? Coolness factor? (My remembrance is that they had some sort of overheating/cracking problem?)




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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: February 01, 2006 03:42PM
PeterB Wrote:
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(My remembrance is that they had some sort
> of overheating/cracking problem?)


None at all.

BGnR
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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: February 01, 2006 03:58PM
$200 is tempting, if you really want a Cube.

$300 for a 500mhz model isn't really "bad" either.

cheaper to put a 120 GB hard drive into a Cube than into a Mini. 3 RAM slots in Cube vs mini's single slot.

Mini has faster processor (3x), better video architecture, is smaller, has better stock optical drive, would be in warranty.

some cube cases had mold injection cracks, they weren't related to heat.



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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: February 01, 2006 04:07PM
Ah, I see -- the cracking was due to problems with the injection molding, as incognegro says: [www.theregister.co.uk]




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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: February 01, 2006 04:14PM
PeterB Wrote:
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> Ah, I see -- the cracking was due to problems with
> the injection molding, as incognegro says:

Read the link, no cracks, they were moulding part lines that anal macheads thought were cracks. More Urban MacMyths, like the bursting in to flames powerbooks. One lab unit smokes, and the rumors fly. Wasn't even the PB, it was the Sony InfoLithium battery.

BGnR

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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: February 01, 2006 04:19PM
BGnR, some really were cracks: [www.lowendmac.com]
(he's a serious and well-respected Mac user; doubt he would lie about that)




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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: February 01, 2006 05:00PM
Mine's not going anywhere for a while. A Mint condition Cube
450mhz with 768mb of RAM, 80gig HD running 10.3.9 original
CD's, box and packaging.



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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: February 01, 2006 05:05PM
I've got a 400MHz one going up for sale in the next few weeks, fyi. I've already been told I can post a link to the auction here, so keep an eye out, eh?



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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: teknopimp
Date: February 01, 2006 05:06PM
PeterB Wrote:
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> May I ask a dumb question, why would anyone go for
> one of these, when for maybe $200 more, you could
> get a Mini?
>
>
> Yin says hello.

there is that cool factor or collectibility. not worth the investment if you can't deal with the slow speed imo. then again, i'm into clamshells, so to each his own...






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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: February 01, 2006 05:12PM
teknopimp, there is a reason I said I could understand it as regards the collectibility factor ... I guess you haven't seen too many of my posts... maybe do a STF?




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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: February 01, 2006 07:42PM
Zoidberg Wrote:
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> I've got a 400MHz one going up for sale in the
> next few weeks, fyi. I've already been told I can
> post a link to the auction here, so keep an eye
> out, eh?
>
> =====
>
>


They didn't make a 400mhz Cube.



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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: bruceko
Date: February 01, 2006 07:49PM
I've been trying to sell a 450 with 17" Cinema display for a couple of weeks now
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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: bangman
Date: February 01, 2006 08:14PM
The mini blows the Cube away.



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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: February 01, 2006 08:55PM
style-wise, the Cube rules.



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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: Carthaigh
Date: February 01, 2006 08:57PM
I have a 450MHz, 1.25GB ram, 128GB 7200rpm hdd (recognized size) in perfect working condition. Bought it for $200 + $125 for ram + $40 for hdd = $365 total. Cheaper than a mini, "cooler" than a mini, more quiet than a mini, more upgradeable than a mini (dual processors, etc.) and perfect for web browsing, email, word processing, etc. I love it and I will be using it for the next couple of years.



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Re: Anyone still looking for a G4 Cube?
Posted by: JTman
Date: February 01, 2006 11:11PM
I've been dabbling in Cubes lately...

Have been using my 1.2 upgraded model for the last 3-4 years. Have bought another couple of them recently.

Here's the lowdown:

power supply sells for upwards of $80
Speakers sell for $45-80
dvd-rom sells for $50-60
chassi sells for $35-60
shell sells for $45-75
Airport card sells for $130
512MB sells for $75
256MB sells for $25
keyboard and mouse $27

If you find the right setup - you can make a bit of cash on Ebay. I bought one for $200 shipped that included 1.25MB ram + airport card + 40GB HD and have sold it all for close to $500, and that was with non-working firewire ports.

I have two currently - one my user and the other a stock with blown firewire - they are still the coolest looking computers ever, and most folks that see them think they must be the very latest thing out. Not bad for a 5 year old computer.

JT
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