Need opinion on buying a second-hand eMac 2006

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Cool-dude-Prav, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I saw this good deal at a computer store near my place yesterday, and wanted to evaluate it and know whether I should go for it or not...

    It was an eMac 2006 with the following config (which I read off the CD/DVD-Drive's flip-open slot...)
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    1.4 GHz G4 Processor
    1 GB RAM
    160 GB Hard Drive
    CD-RW/DVD-RW drive
    And it was being sold for Canadian $500 which works out to about US$ 500.15 and about Euros 355 and about UK Pound 250 according to Google Calculator...

    Do you guys think its a good deal???

    Also, Could you please suggest me a way to check the tech specs of that Mac by using some nifty tool or something? I am new to Macs, but am looking for something like CPU-Z/Everest which can give all the H/W information about a PC...

    Please help...

    Regards,
    Prav.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Click on the "About this Mac" item in the blue Apple menu (top-left of the screen) for H/W specs.
     
  3. macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    Though I do not know how accurate this site is. Mac2Sell lists that eMac at CA$660. In the US it is listed at $590 which seems to be accurate for the increased price of Macs in Canada due to tariffs.

    Edit: To elaborate on jvencius's post hit the "more info" button after about this Mac. You will get a detailed listing that is sort of a hybrid between CPU-Z and Device Manager in Windows.
     
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    i.Feature

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    Not a bad deal. I sold a 1ghz, 768 ram, 80gb HD for $450. Still a pretty decent machine for most uses. Not great for video editing. But beyond that runs pretty much everthing well. Including CS2.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

    CRAZYBUBBA

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    See the Toronto craigslist, they sell much cheaper there, (150 dollar savings) with that said, $500 is a competitive price from a retailer.

    Edit: I jus realized that its fully upgraded. I think that its an excellent value.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

    Squonk

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    That seems like a fair deal for a machine ready to hit the ground running (enough RAM, HD and a CD burner). I always liked the eMacs. You'll be set for Tiger as well. If a refurb iMac is out of reach, then this would be a fine way to go.
     

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