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Apple Power Mac G4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 reviews of Apple Power Mac G4. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability. The design is also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the size. Many are less positive about the price.

usability, design, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Power Mac G4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Alan Stafford, (

Apple's Video-Making PowerMac G4


Burn your movies to DVD with this high-power Mac.

Apr, 2001

Expert review by : Joe McCleskey (

Test Bench: Apple Power Macintosh G4 with iMovie 2


Starting up the iMovie 2 software was as simple as double-clicking the pre-installed icon on the computer's desktop. The interface, at first glance, looks pretty much identical to the previous iMovie interface; the burnished chrome windows and...

Easy setup Easy to use Renders quickly

Expensive No dual-processor support for iMovie 2

Yes, you can use a web cam to produce a choppy online video with horrible sound, but you're likely to lose credibility in the first few seconds. You can get a big edge over the average video blogger by choosing a good tripod, microphone and camera for...

Feb, 2001

Expert review by : David Read (

Power Macintosh G4s

Apr, 2000

Expert review by : Christopher Breen (

Power Macintosh G4/400


Fast ; AGP graphics slot ; more-flexible USB ports

DVD playback stutters ; internal FireWire port is awkwardly placed


Feb, 2000

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Apple G4 733 and iDVD


After months of waiting, DVD authoring is now here at affordable prices. Rather going against the grain, Apple was quick to adopt DVD-R, but only offers a burner in its most expensive flagship system.

Aug, 2001

Consumer review (

Apple G4 Nightmare


Looks good

Hardware and Tech Support Problems

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

Apple Power Macintosh G4 (M7893LL/A) Mac Desktop


Good looking box. Easy to upgrade. Will take the latest Mac OS X (10.4.10).

CD/DVD-RAM drive is read only. CD/DVD slow loading disk. USB is version 1.1.

Aug, 2007

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Are two processors really better than one


FAST, relatively inexpensive, new optical mouse

No major problems

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (

They're screwing the public, and the software makers!!!


good computers

bad customer relations

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (

Excellent computer Power Mac G4 M7688 and others


This review is for the 533MHz version of the Power Mac G4 Digital Audio with DVD-ROM. We've upgraded ours somewhat so that the original specs don't totally apply. I'm forced to use a PC at work, but at home we're strictly Mac. We always buy used ...

Beautiful design, both inside and out, plenty of power, very expandable.


Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

Buckle up - the Power Mac G4 is here. It features the revolutionary PowerPC G4 with Velocity Engine, which crunches multimedia data at blazing-fast speeds. The Velocity Engine uses true independent vector processing - a technology originally developed for use in scientific supercomputers. It gives you the power you need to create and manipulate even the most complex graphics files. The result is unprecedented productivity for creative professionals - in the arts as well as the sciences.Apple designed the Power Mac G4 for creative professionals who use computers as the pivotal tool of their trade, setting the pace of their work, their productivity, even their success. With its blazing-fast speed and convention-crushing design, the Power Mac G4 picks up where the best-selling Power Macintosh G3 left off. The Power Mac G4 is so powerful that its speed is measured in gigaflops, or billions of floating-point operations per second, just like supercomputers. At the heart of this system is the PowerPC G4 with Velocity Engine. Using vector processing, the PowerPC G4 brings supercomputer performance to the desktop for the first time. The Velocity Engine moves vector and multimedia data at super efficient speeds - it can process data in 128-bit chunks, instead of the smaller 32-bit or 64-bit chunks used in traditional processors. For all those who consider their desktop system a tool for expressing their creative abilities, there's a computer that can keep up with everything their minds can imagine - as quickly as they can only imagine. It's Power Mac G4.