Advice on bare-bones Mac?

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

  1. pinto32 macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2003
    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

    Feb 13, 2004
    Ware, MA
    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


    Jul 15, 2004
    Daddy said not to talk to strangers
    You could get one for about $250 if you look for it.

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