emac or mac mini

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Macmadant, Mar 2, 2006.


emac or mac mini

Poll closed Apr 1, 2006.
  1. emac

    3 vote(s)
  2. mac mini

    1 vote(s)
  1. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
    My bro is getting one of them but which do you think we should get.

    Emac:17-inch flat CRT display
    1.42 GHz PowerPC G4
    256MB DDR333 SDRAM
    80GB Ultra ATA drive
    Combo drive
    ATI Radeon 9600
    64MB video memory
    56k internal modem
    Supplied with OS X 10.4 "Tiger"

    mac mini:
    radeon 9200 32 mb vram
    40gb HD
    combo drive
    512mb ram

    i think emac.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Do you already have the screen and keyboard/mouse for the mini? If you get the eMac, you'll want to upgrade the RAM to at least 512MB. :)
  3. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000


    Jan 30, 2005
    Greenville, NC
    I'd take a eMac over a G4 Mac mini any day of the week. Sure it isn't as sleek and small, but the eMac is a faster machine and has the added bonus of a built in (and gorgeous I might add) CRT screen. I've had mine since October 2004, and it has been a great workhorse! Just purchased iLife '06 the other day and it still manages to run that without any trouble at all (ok just a little bit but not so bad that you want to throw it out the window). Plus your bro is getting a 1.42GHz which his probably much faster and mine and has the added bonus of a Core Image compatable graphics card (which the G4 Mac mini and my eMac does not have :() So yes the eMac is a much better deal in this situation. The only problem I can see with the eMac is if your brother wanted to get a different type of screen, in which he would be stuck with the CRT monitor and couln't upgrade like he could with a Mac mini.

    P.S I agree with mad jew on the RAM thing. Panther with 256MB was decent, but 256 on Tiger is like trying to put Windows XP on a PC with 64MB of RAM :eek: . I personally would upgrade to at least 768MB (which is what I have on my eMac). But even then, I still feel like I need more RAM. 1GB would probably be the sweet spot. However if your bro can't afford that 768MB is still decent! :)

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