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Cool-dude-Prav
Sep 25, 2007, 11:14 AM
Hi all,

I saw this good deal at a computer store near my place yesterday, and wanted to evaluate it and know whether I should go for it or not...

It was an eMac 2006 with the following config (which I read off the CD/DVD-Drive's flip-open slot...)
1.4 GHz G4 Processor
1 GB RAM
160 GB Hard Drive
CD-RW/DVD-RW drive

And it was being sold for Canadian $500 which works out to about US$ 500.15 (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=convert+500+canadian+dollars+to+us+dollars&btnG=Search) and about Euros 355 (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=convert+500+canadian+dollars+to+euros&btnG=Search) and about UK Pound 250 (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=convert+500+canadian+dollars+to+uk+pound&btnG=Search) according to Google Calculator...

Do you guys think its a good deal???

Also, Could you please suggest me a way to check the tech specs of that Mac by using some nifty tool or something? I am new to Macs, but am looking for something like CPU-Z/Everest which can give all the H/W information about a PC...

Please help...

Regards,
Prav.



jvencius
Sep 25, 2007, 11:27 AM
Also, Could you please suggest me a way to check the tech specs of that Mac by using some nifty tool or something? I am new to Macs, but am looking for something like CPU-Z/Everest which can give all the H/W information about a PC...

Please help...

Regards,
Prav.


Click on the "About this Mac" item in the blue Apple menu (top-left of the screen) for H/W specs.

velocityg4
Sep 25, 2007, 11:35 AM
Though I do not know how accurate this site is. Mac2Sell (http://www.mac2sell.net/) lists that eMac at CA$660. In the US it is listed at $590 which seems to be accurate for the increased price of Macs in Canada due to tariffs.

Edit: To elaborate on jvencius's post hit the "more info" button after about this Mac. You will get a detailed listing that is sort of a hybrid between CPU-Z and Device Manager in Windows.

i.Feature
Sep 25, 2007, 11:36 AM
Hi all,

I saw this good deal at a computer store near my place yesterday, and wanted to evaluate it and know whether I should go for it or not...

It was an eMac 2006 with the following config (which I read off the CD/DVD-Drive's flip-open slot...)
1.4 GHz G4 Processor
1 GB RAM
160 GB Hard Drive
CD-RW/DVD-RW drive

And it was being sold for Canadian $500

Not a bad deal. I sold a 1ghz, 768 ram, 80gb HD for $450. Still a pretty decent machine for most uses. Not great for video editing. But beyond that runs pretty much everthing well. Including CS2.

CRAZYBUBBA
Sep 25, 2007, 11:36 AM
See the Toronto craigslist, they sell much cheaper there, (150 dollar savings) with that said, $500 is a competitive price from a retailer.

Edit: I jus realized that its fully upgraded. I think that its an excellent value.

Squonk
Sep 25, 2007, 11:51 AM
That seems like a fair deal for a machine ready to hit the ground running (enough RAM, HD and a CD burner). I always liked the eMacs. You'll be set for Tiger as well. If a refurb iMac is out of reach, then this would be a fine way to go.