eMac Refurb lands!

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  1. Naimfan macrumors 68040

    Naimfan

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    Well, after my adventures with Fedex Ground, the eMac has landed. I ordered a refurb one for my six year old--it was quite inexpensive (relatively). I ordered the 1 GHz, 40 Gb HD, 128 ram, combo drive model--it was $649.

    Three pleasant surprises. First, it came with 256 meg of RAM, double what I was expecting. If I had known that, I might not have ordered the second 512 stick. Oh well-- a nice bonus. Second, it came with the new version of both iLife and Panther. As a refurb, I was expecting iLife 03. And third, it is quite a bit faster than I expected, and WAY faster than my Pismo. I know the RAM helps, but it is still a lot faster than I expected. Granted, I haven't run anything intensive on it, but a very pleasant surprise. Also, the machine LOOKS perfect--I never would have known it was a refurb. There is also no trace of a flicker on the CRT--though I will watch for that.

    Overall, I'm very pleased with the machine. And my son will be delighted with it--he can do his first grade CDs, play Pirate Ship, etc. And it makes me think Apple really should keep the eMac in some form or fashion in it's lineup--it seems like a great way to introduce folks to the Mac.

    So for those who have been thinking about an eMac--consider me a strong vote in favor!

    Best,

    Bob
     
  2. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    yeah, both my girlfriend and my mom have eMacs

    they are the most bang for your Mac buck. no questions. hands down.

    in my experience (almost a year) they've been rock-solid. good choice
     
  3. latergator116 macrumors 68000

    latergator116

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    Great choice. IMO, the eMac is the most sturdy and well-built apple computer. It also has some nice upgrade options for a consumer computer such as a second hard drive and the ability to over clock to 1.33ghz... but I dont think you want to risk your computer quite yet. :p

    Definately the best bang for the buck.
     
  4. titaniumducky macrumors 6502a

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    That's great to hear because my refurb eMac is on the way (should be hear tomorrow from Sacramento according to FedEx).
     
  5. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    awesome. i am a HUGE fan of the eMac... SUCH a good deal for the price. my grandparents just got one to keep in touch with all of us grandkids... perfect machine for them. i agree, i hope apple keeps it in the line in one form or another :D
     
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    my mom and brother have an emac at home, and they love it. Quite snappy, very stable. And so cheap! What a great machine. It's not the flashiest, but I think it's apple's best value (or the 12" ibook G4).
     

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