If anything killed the G4 Cube, it was the IT crash and not the tiny cosmetic cracks that I'm right now staring at on the side of the sleekest, quietest computer I ever owned.

You see, this machine was only purchasable by people with money to burn. It was more costly than their low end model, and too slow in comparison to their only-slightly-more-expensive tower computers. After all, a G4 450 can't really stand up to a newer model G4 733 (with 2MB backside cache), which is now Apple's lowest end tower computer.