I'm getting a bunch of eMacs from my workplace for $50/ea.

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I think they're the top of the line eMacs, with the following specs:

    17-inch CRT 1280 x 960
    1.42GHz G4 Processor
    512MB PC2700 (333MHz) DDR RAM
    160GB HDD
    SuperDrive (2.4x DVD+R DL)
    ATI Radeon 9600 with AGP 4x
    3 x USB 2.0
    2 x Firewire 400 ports
    18-watt stereo speakers
    Microphone
    External VGA port

    Is this worth $50? How much RAM can it use? Wikipedia says up to 2GB with 1GB officially supported. How do I allow it to use 2GB? Do I just stick in 2GB and it automatically works? Anyone know what kind of hard drive interface it uses?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    To help determine if they are worth it, what would you be using them for? or are you just a collector like me :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I'm just getting one for myself as a base station type thing to connect my Macbook and external HD to since I don't have a desktop, and to use as a torrent downloader while I'm at work. The rest are going to family and friends. I might sell some locally since I'd probably lose money by putting them on Ebay when I have to pay for shipping (I live in Hawaii).
     
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    $50 is absolutely worth it. Based on those specs you posted, I'd say they're worth at least $200 each.

    The eMac can have up to 2GB of RAM.
     
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    $50 seems like a decent price, i'd use them for only basic stuff though, nothing heavy duty :)
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have one going to my mom, who currently uses my old Windows XP Pentium 4 PC. I'm glad to finally switch her to a Mac so I can stop troubleshooting her various PC problems :)

    One going to my younger brother, who already has a fast PC and doesn't need a Mac.

    One going to my grandpa, who will probably throw it in his garage along with all his other unused/recycled junk. My grandpa came from the depression era, so he's a major packrat.

    6 going to my older brother who wants to keep one or two and return the PC he just bought from Costco, then sell the rest.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    i'm not too sure about the ram since i have never dealt with these eMacs before :( i found a bunch of articles that do say it goes up to 2GB. As soon as you do fill 'em up try running apple hardware diagnostics if you happen to have a cd, or you can torrent one >:D
     
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    You're right, this model will support 2Gb of RAM since it uses PC2700 RAM instead of the PC133 sticks like the older ones. $50 is a steal for those.
     
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    Those are definitely worth $50/ea. Grab 'em!

    Besides weighing 50lbs, so shipping will be $$$, it would be easy to flip those for a profit.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    No one in their right mind would pay $200 for an eMac, $50 is a good price. I wouldn't expect to sell them for much over $100, if your lucky.
     
  11. MTI
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    Well, if you limit your customer base like that . . . you'll never know. A quick tour of anyone's local Craigslist computer section will usually result in finding some interesting pricing on Apple gear.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    I'm just being realistic, posted prices don't mean anything on CL hahaha
     
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    I'll buy one? xD. Shows the price is a steal (y) Can't believe that weighs 50lbs!! Try shipping that to the UK... $165USD via USPS. No thanks? xD
     

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