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Legacy
Nov 1, 2007, 07:53 PM
Specs are:

1GHz G4/512MB RAM/DVD-RW/40GB/Radeon 7500 32MB

Has no mouse or keyboard but I have all that at home...got it for 100 ($200)

Good or no good?

I'm after an all-in-one to replace my iMac G3 Snow which is too slow now and that can run Leopard...

Edit: There is also a 1.25GHz model available with Radeon 9200, same RAM but CD-RW/DVD Combo...I would prefer a DVD-RW honestly because my MacBook doesnt have one...should I stick to this? Obviously the 1.25 would cost a bit more (probably 15-20 more)



El Cid
Nov 1, 2007, 08:26 PM
Specs are:

1GHz G4/512MB RAM/DVD-RW/40GB/Radeon 7500 32MB

Has no mouse or keyboard but I have all that at home...got it for 100 ($200)

Good or no good?

I'm after an all-in-one to replace my iMac G3 Snow which is too slow now and that can run Leopard...

Edit: There is also a 1.25GHz model available with Radeon 9200, same RAM but CD-RW/DVD Combo...I would prefer a DVD-RW honestly because my MacBook doesnt have one...should I stick to this? Obviously the 1.25 would cost a bit more (probably 15-20 more)

That is indeed a decent price. Most resellers of used units charge around 300 USD depending on condition. Enjoy your new machine.

Legacy
Nov 1, 2007, 08:28 PM
That is indeed a decent price. Most resellers of used units charge around 300 USD depending on condition. Enjoy your new machine.

Thanks! Do you think its worth it offering an extra 10-20 more for the 1.25GHz model as I've been told it comes with USB2.0 DDR RAM with support for upto 2GB and the 9200 chip..I want to put Leopard on it. However it doesnt have a SuperDrive :(

Thanks

jemeinc
Nov 1, 2007, 08:36 PM
I don't know about whether it's worth the price difference or not- but I just wanted to chime in and say that I'm running Leopard on a 1.25 GHZ eMac and it runs well.. Just thought I'd give you a report because I was a little worried about how it would run but so far I'm glad I put Leopard on it, as opposed to staying with Tiger.. I think you'll be pleased..

Legacy
Nov 1, 2007, 08:40 PM
I don't know about whether it's worth the price difference or not- but I just wanted to chime in and say that I'm running Leopard on a 1.25 GHZ eMac and it runs well.. Just thought I'd give you a report because I was a little worried about how it would run but so far I'm glad I put Leopard on it, as opposed to staying with Tiger.. I think you'll be pleased..

Hmm that sounds great! I'm just a tad worried at the G4's improvements with the 1.25GHz...maybe I should offer an extra 20 for the 1.25 model..it has twice the cache as well!...

Schroedinger
Nov 2, 2007, 01:22 AM
Go with the 1.25 so you can have USB 2.0.

penguinpaul
Nov 14, 2007, 08:07 AM
Can I have your old snow machine :) Please...:D

ryannel2003
Nov 14, 2007, 09:50 AM
That seems to be a good value. I've seen most of that model on a resellers websites going for $250+. The only negative to that computer is that it doesn't include the faster Radeon 9200 or USB 2.0. I had my eMac 1.25GHz for 3 years and it was a great machine. Your's should last for many years to come.

togermano
Nov 14, 2007, 11:28 AM
Go with the usb2 one... You probly could buy a cd-rw usb burner if you really need it laer on right?