Anyone under 18 own a eMac?

ryannel2003

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Just wondering, does anybody around here under 18 own a eMac? It seems that I am the only one and its kinda weird. Sorry for the stupid post, just wondering.
 

zap2

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my bro almost did but go the iMac G4 and my i HAD( i liked the look and speed) to show him up with an iMac G5, and my desk really has no room for an eMac but if you want to get rid of it for a iMac i'll take it off your hands :D :rolleyes:
 

verozov

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ya i got one a about a year ago (in my sig)... just got an ibook though so now i'm trying to sell it, i geuss i'll probably go the ebay route since i don't kno any other.... o if anyone's interested send a PM...
 

ryannel2003

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I'm still surprised at how many kids under 18 have PowerMac's and PowerBooks. I was expecting to see more iBooks and eMacs, but that is not the case.
 

zflauaus

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I have an iBook and I love it! I'm 14. I can't really see myself using a Powerbook or PowerMac. I would much rather use the iMac.
 

ryannel2003

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zflauaus said:
I have an iBook and I love it! I'm 14. I can't really see myself using a Powerbook or PowerMac. I would much rather use the iMac.
I agree with you. I would never need the sheer power of the PowerMac or Powerbook. The only reason I would choose a PBook over a iBook is becuase of the better graphics. Other than that, I wouldn't buy a PBook.
 

stridey

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ryannel2003 said:
I'm still surprised at how many kids under 18 have PowerMac's and PowerBooks. I was expecting to see more iBooks and eMacs, but that is not the case.
Well, remember that at least 80% of kids under 18 aren't paying for their own computer, so it's the grace of their parents' wallets rather than their wallets that determine the computer.
 

Moria

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I bought my Mac Mini when I was 15 and paid for it myself :cool:

I was thinking of getting an eMac but decided to go for the Mini because they are a lot cheaper.
 

jc27

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I'm 14 and I will shortly get an iMac. However, my brother (11) recently got a eMac SD. The eMac is a great deal, and the consumer line comes with much better software for kids or teens. Although I can see a teen getting a PowerBook, a PowerMac (with the exception of the single proccessor model) seems complete overkill.
 

jc27

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stridey said:
Well, remember that at least 80% of kids under 18 aren't paying for their own computer, so it's the grace of their parents' wallets rather than their wallets that determine the computer.
It really depends on the age though. A lot of times, a kid's first computer will be purchased by their parents when they are in 4th-7th grades. However, by the time you go into high school, if your intereted in computing, you may use you own money to buy a computer, or pay for part of a more expensive computer, like a PowerBook or a high end iMac. For me, my parents bought me a iMac when i was in 4th grade to start learning how to type. However, now I'm going to high school, I wanted a better computer and I'm paying for part of my iMac 20".
 

eXan

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Moria said:
I bought my Mac Mini when I was 15 and paid for it myself :cool:

I was thinking of getting an eMac but decided to go for the Mini because they are a lot cheaper.
Good that you bought it yourself, but Mac minis are NOT cheaper than eMacs. They are actually more expensive! When you opt for comparable specs on mini's page so they would be similar to eMac's you will get a more expensive machine with MUCH slower video card (a major issue to me as I play many games and want a full CoreImage supported video card), a laptop slow HD, 1 RAM slot (!) and no display! That s@cks

On topic:

I have owend this eMac since 2002, but I really want a PM/PB or at least new iMac ;)

I'm 16 BTW :D
 
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I'm 14 and I have a 1.5ghz 12" PowerBook.

At school I used eMacs a lot. For the money, I think they are pretty good computers. Mac Minis are only cheaper if you already have a monitor.
 

xparaparafreakx

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Well some people under 18 did have iMac and iBooks
Example me
age 10: iMac 233Mhz
age 15: Tibook 1Ghz, and i still have a powerbook and turning 17

My little bother
age 10: iBook 300mhz
age 15: AlBook 1.5Ghz 15" and is still 15

I think when your a 1st time user, you dont need power. Usually people under 18 get their 1st computers. However me and my bro were mac users since the beginning, (Anyone remember Atease and OS 8.1?) and so when it came time to upgrade...we needed power.
 
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7: Compaq Desktop- 200mhz
10: Gateway Desktop- 450mhz
12: Dell 4550 Desktop- 2.53ghz
14: 12" PowerBook 1.5ghz SuperDrive
 

zflauaus

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I actually worked around the house and saved up some money to buy my iBook. But, right now, the PowerMac is too much power and the PowerBook doesn't have that much greater difference for me to spend and extra $500.
 

mikemodena

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I've got a mac mini that runs really really well.. but I just got hired today to make this top secret website for this new company (they are the first of their kind and will have great success.. it's such a good idea) and the payoff is huge.. so I'm debating on buying a refurb rev. b dual 2.0 PowerMac.
Edit: I'm 16 by the way..
Edit2: Hey CompUser what part of CT are you from? I'm in West Haven.
 

Jimong5

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I bought the low end powermac when I was 16 (Dual 867, 17" apple studio), that i saved up for and bought myself, and still use today (although its gotten a few upgrades since then)

The equivalent today would be if i had a dual 2ghz G5 powermac with a 20" apple display (boy how fast technology grows up :( )
 

tikibangout

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The eMac seemed to lunky for my tastes. I would have gone for the PowerMac or iMac if I didn't already have a PC for gaming. I just bought the iBook because I just wanted an Apple, and something I could take anywhere. I also didn't want to spend too much, so the iBook was perfect. Maybe when I get older i'll buy an Apple desktop.
 

wako

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CompUser said:
7: Compaq Desktop- 200mhz
10: Gateway Desktop- 450mhz
12: Dell 4550 Desktop- 2.53ghz
14: 12" PowerBook 1.5ghz SuperDrive


Well no wonder you switched... you had some crappy computers
 

tikibangout

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wako said:
Well no wonder you switched... you had some crappy computers
2.53GHz isn't that bad for like 2 years ago. I still have a 2.8GHz P4 and it runs Windows XP and new PC games like a charm with 1GB of RAM and a XFX 6600GT. And this is a Gateway. Souped it up though.
 

iEdd

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*sobs* my parents won't buy me an emac , I'm stuck with this dual 2.0Ghz G5. *sobs*
jks.. It's a family comp.
I want a 12" powerbook when I go to uni in a few years tho... should be something pretty cool :)
 

ILoveiBooks

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Haha I don't own an eMac, but I own a Dell 8200 (1.8 ghz) which I hate. It's the "family" computer, but i'm the only one that uses it. But hey, in the fall *crosses fingers* i'm getting my 12" iBook!
 
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wako said:
Well no wonder you switched... you had some crappy computers
2 years ago I think the fastest dell was like 2.66Ghz or something. It was a $1,300 computer at the time.
 

MacTruck

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emac = waste of money


17" emac 1.42ghz G4 superdrive = $999

Mac mini loaded = $699
Dell 20" flat panel = $375 with coupons
keyboard and mouse = $50
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Total $1125

So for $125 more you get a bigger screen (20" flat panel) a killer little computer and wireless yada yada yada. Go with a dell 17" for $195 with coupons and you are $50 cheaper.

The emac is dead. The screen sucks, its big, ugly no wireless or bluetooth and the resale will be dirt. Get a mini and a dell.
 
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