Just won an eMac off eBay! How good value?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Legacy, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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)
     
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    El Cid

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    Not bad...

    That is indeed a decent price. Most resellers of used units charge around 300 USD depending on condition. Enjoy your new machine.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    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..
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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!...
     
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    Schroedinger

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    Go with the 1.25 so you can have USB 2.0.
     
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    penguinpaul

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    Can I have your old snow machine :) Please...:D
     
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    ryannel2003

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    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.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Go with the usb2 one... You probly could buy a cd-rw usb burner if you really need it laer on right?
     

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