Buying an eMac what to look for or test

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rema, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. rema macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2006
    hi guys i am buying an eMac for my nephew,
    ao wanted to ask for some advice i have never
    bought a second hand computer before so
    don't really know what to look out for.

    Any hey would really be appreciated

  2. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2008
    Palo Alto, CA
    There really isn't much.
    Just make sure all the specs are right, by going to System Profiler.
    Also make sure it turns on, by turning it on yourself.
    I guess you could also check all the ports work...:rolleyes:
    Good luck!
  3. rema thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2006
  4. iann1982 macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2008
    Leicester, UK
    For me, getting one of the later models (1.25ghz / 1.42ghz) was worthwhile, they have USB 2.0 which the earlier ones don't - updating an iPod or any external USB drives will be very slow under USB 1.0.
  5. rema thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2006
    yea only just realized the model i'm planning to buy only has usb 1, but it's got 1gb ram 1ghz processor and 80gb hard drive and super drive for £50

    if i get a and external hardrive in the future i will get a firewire one

    otherwise it seems a good deal

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