The G4 revolution

Richard P. Grant r_grant at see.sig.for.address
Sat Sep 11 09:41:43 EST 1999


In article <7raral$e1h at net.bio.net>, Hans Sluiman <h.sluiman at rbge.org.uk> wrote:

> or to pay a premium price for a top of
>the range superfast G4 whose improved performance may well be disappointing?

Seeing as the entry level G4s - 400 MHz ('PCI') - are supposed to be
coming in at ~ GBP 1,060 ex VAT, then why not go for one of those?  The
450 and 500 MHz ('AGP') will be great for intensive graphics work, but
will cost a LOT more.  I should imagine the 400 will be your best bet, in
the cost vs performance vs intended use stakes.
 I think this argument will hold even if the apps you want to use do not
use the FPU set.  Try asking on uk.comp.sys.mac - smaller volume and
friendlier than the comp.sys.* froups.


R

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