Advice on bare-bones Mac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by pinto32, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. pinto32 macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking about getting an old Mac to keep around my apartment at school, just so I can have AIM on all day, etc. I'm gonna get either a laptop or all-in-one (not sure which yet). Currently I'm looking at something in the 233mhz G3 range, as I'm on a strict budget, and it will only be used for instant messaging, web browsing, and playing audio CDs.

    But anyway, what are the minimum specs I would need so that I could IM, web browse, and play audio/mp3 CDs simultaniously without the music skipping (in OS 9)?
     
  2. JasonL macrumors regular

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    I looked into getting an older mac for my kids recently. What I discovered was that for the $300 that a servicable system would cost they made no sense when I could get a refurbed eMac for a couple hundred more that is far more capable.
     
  3. Solafaa macrumors 6502a

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    You could get one for about $250 if you look for it.
     

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