G4Dualie is the moniker of one of the first Macintoshes I owned whose power and performance could finally keep pace. Before that, was OS 9 and the days when clicking the mouse button would bring everything to a grinding halt.
With the G4 running OS X, I could finally work in bursts of creativity without losing momentum during the creative process.
I have long since retired* that G4 and now own a 24″ iMac with 4-GBs of RAM and 4.5 Terabytes of storage and it’s power is limitless in my mind. But, it will be five-years old this Fall and I really should replace it.
*It now serves me.
The Apple Power Macintosh G4/867 DP (Mirrored Drive Doors) features dual 867 MHz PowerPC 7455 (G4) processors each with the AltiVec “Velocity Engine” vector processing unit, 256k “on chip” level 2 cache, and 1 MB of DDR SRAM level 3 backside cache. It shipped configured with 256 MB of RAM, a 60 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive, an 8X DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive, and a 4X AGP NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.