To eMac or not to eMac?

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  1. job macrumors 68040

    job

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    I need a new computer.

    It needs to be around or slightly under $1000.

    It needs to have a DVD drive, Firewire, Airport (any varient), at least 32MB of VRAM, and a CPU faster than 800Mhz.

    The mid-range eMac is perfect.

    Is there any wild chance of a slight speed bump near Christmas? Because if there isn't....

    (Oh, I'm on an iMac DV [400Mhz, 512MB RAM, 8MB VRAM] so everything runs faster, even 500Mhz iBooks, so I'm sure a 1Ghz eMac will kill my iMac. I don't need a G5 and I can't afford one, so don't tell me to get one.)
     
  2. mattmack macrumors 6502a

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    Re: To eMac or not to eMac?

    If you are used to and happy with all in one computers go for the emac. It is a good deal and a very versitale machine. I have no idea when it is due for upgrades though. Maybe wait until after the expo.
     
  3. kuyu macrumors 6502a

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    emac?

    I've got an eMac 700, 32 Mb VRAM, combo drive. It does everything I need. My only complaint is the HD (40 Gb not big enough) and the slow AAC encoding speeds (6.5 - 7.5). If you want a decent desktop that wont break the bank, the emac is it. However, make sure you buy one with everything you are going to want 2-3 years from now. It's almost impossible to upgrade.
     
  4. ChronoIMG macrumors regular

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    Apple is currently selling refurb G4s for as low as $949. Get them while their hot! If you want to spend $1000 for a new machine, now is your chance to get a far better machine than an eMac.
     
  5. mattmack macrumors 6502a

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    yeah but you don't get a monitor and the poster seemed happy with the all in one solution. On the other hand I was looking at those very closely, so noone else buy one till I get mine:D
     
  6. mattmack macrumors 6502a

    mattmack

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    Re: Re: To eMac or not to eMac?

    and as an addendum I think the emacs just got a speed bump recently so go for it
     
  7. Waluigi macrumors 6502

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    From the buyers guide here on macrumors.com:
    There are some facts, make what you want of them.

    --Waluigi
     

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