> Bill B. Johnson <billbjohnson555nospamhotmail.com> wrote:
> > I've seen more and more posts about the new G5. I have also visited at
> > least one web site that had details about the G5. I don't know the exact
> > date that the G5 will be released. However, if I was considering the
> > purchased of a new mac--I would wait until the G5 was available and buy
> > it. This would make a lot more sense to me than paying over $2000.00 for
> > an obsolete G4 mac.
> How do you define "obsolete"? I deal with that word with clients
> frequently. If you define it to mean there's something newer than what
> you have, then of course each new release makes the previous models
> obsolete. If you define it in terms of capabilities, it's a different
> story, especially if you take an individual user's needs into account.
> For example, for someone who only wants to use a very basic word
> processor, an SE running MacWrite or WriteNow isn't obsolete since it's
> still capable of doing everything that user cares about.
> That said, what is it that a G5 can do that a G4 can't? Unless you're
> someone who can come up with some items to answer that with, and items
> that are relevant to how you want to use the computer, then a G4 isn't
> Now, as for the "paying over $2000" part, the day Apple announced the G5
> line, they also streamlined the G4 line and cut prices. You can now buy
> a 1.25 GHz G4, capable of booting both OS 9 and OS X, for only $1295.
> Mine should be arriving from Mac Warehouse in several days.