Buying an eMac what to look for or test

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

  1. rema macrumors regular

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    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

    R
     
  2. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

    dvdhsu

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    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

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  4. iann1982 macrumors regular

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    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

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    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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