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Old Dec 3rd, 2004, 08:23 PM   #1
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I've been given an offer on a G4 Powerbook, 550mhz, DVD-rom, 256 SDRam, running Mac OS X 10.3.6 that was purchased in the summer of 2002.

I'm getting an amazing price on it, but I just wanted to check with some folks in the know weather this machine would be able to run video editing programs like Final Cut. The previous owner claims it will be able to do so, but I just wanted to get some alternate opinions.

(thanks, this is my first time buying a MAC)
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Old Dec 3rd, 2004, 08:40 PM   #2
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It will run it but it won't run all it's features.

http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/specs.html

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Macintosh computer with 350MHz or faster PowerPC G4 or G5 processor and AGP graphics card
Mac OS X v10.3.2 or later
QuickTime 6.5 or later
384MB of RAM

For Soundtrack, 500MHz or faster single processor or 450MHz or faster dual processors;512MB of RAM recommended

For RT Extreme, single 500MHz or faster PowerPC G4 (550MHz for PowerBook G4) or any dual PowerPC G4 and 512MB of RAM

For DVCPRO HD, 1GHz or faster single or dual processors and 1GB of RAM
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on the flip side,if you are interested in running motion, that computer can't do it.
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Old Dec 4th, 2004, 02:38 PM   #4
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>I'm getting an amazing price on it,

Take the machine, sell it here at a sensible price, put the profit towards a brand new mac.
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