Finally, a real Mac.

iMpathetic

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Yeah, I've basically been living a lie on a 3.4GHz quad-core Hackintosh, and while it IS really fast, I miss the white plastic and OS X Tiger. Luckily, as an exchange for installing an optical drive in a ThinkPad, look what I got!

-- 700MHz eMac G4
-- 512MB RAM (had 128, but dang am I lucky to have a RAM box)
-- 200GB HDD (took apart an external hard drive)
-- Combo
-- Fresh install of 10.4.11

Here's a pic! Quote from stepmother: "It looks friendly, so you can keep it in the living room."
 

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macgeek18

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Yeah, I've basically been living a lie on a 3.4GHz quad-core Hackintosh, and while it IS really fast, I miss the white plastic and OS X Tiger. Luckily, as an exchange for installing an optical drive in a ThinkPad, look what I got!

-- 700MHz eMac G4
-- 512MB RAM (had 128, but dang am I lucky to have a RAM box)
-- 200GB HDD (took apart an external hard drive)
-- Combo
-- Fresh install of 10.4.11

Here's a pic! Quote from stepmother: "It looks friendly, so you can keep it in the living room."
Awesome congrats!
I miss my old 1Ghz eMac,with 1GB ram,and a 120GB HD and superdrive,that thing was amazing with OS X Leopard.
 

iMpathetic

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What's nice is that these things are almost worthless. I saw a 1.42GHz model with 2GB memory in great shape with AirPort go for like $175 on eBay. If that's not undervalued, I don't know what is. :D
 

macgeek18

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What's nice is that these things are almost worthless. I saw a 1.42GHz model with 2GB memory in great shape with AirPort go for like $175 on eBay. If that's not undervalued, I don't know what is. :D
I'd like to get another one,right now I have my 867Mhz PowerMac G4 QS,with 1GB ram,and 2 120GB HD's,Superdrive,airport,and I have 10.4.11 Tiger and 10.5.8 running on the seperate drives. :)
Although,I traded my eMac for 2 PowerBook G4 Titaniums,both were 1Ghz machines too,not too bad a trade.
 

iMpathetic

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I'd like to get another one,right now I have my 867Mhz PowerMac G4 QS,with 1GB ram,and 2 120GB HD's,Superdrive,airport,and I have 10.4.11 Tiger and 10.5.8 running on the seperate drives. :)
Although,I traded my eMac for 2 PowerBook G4 Titaniums,both were 1Ghz machines too,not too bad a trade.
a) What was the person you traded with smoking? :eek:

b) do you still have a TiBook? <borat>VERY NICE HOW MUCH</borat>
 

macgeek18

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a) What was the person you traded with smoking? :eek:

b) do you still have a TiBook? <borat>VERY NICE HOW MUCH</borat>
Both PowerBooks had dead screens though,one was a dead backlight,one was a cracked screen,but I sold both of them for my MacBook Unibody white I have now.I still have my PowerMac though and never plan on selling it as it is still a great machine.
 

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I loved the screen on my eMac. It was a really useful computer for everyday stuff and movies. I've since moved on to an iMac G5 though :)
 

iMpathetic

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I still have no idea what do do with it. Any suggestions, guys? Maybe pick up one of those $20 USB wifi things on eBay?
 

macgeek18

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I still have no idea what do do with it. Any suggestions, guys? Maybe pick up one of those $20 USB wifi things on eBay?
Um if your eMac has Airport,it's either a Airport card or Airport Extreme,mine was airport extreme but since yours is a 700Mhz I'm pretty sure it's airport,how to get to it you have to open your optical drive door,and there should be a little plastic piece with 2 screws holding it in above the optical drive,remove the screws and the plastic piece and there should be an antenna and a slot for an airport card.I believe anyways. :)
 

Hrududu

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I still have no idea what do do with it. Any suggestions, guys? Maybe pick up one of those $20 USB wifi things on eBay?
Just get the actual AirPort card for it. They've gotten super cheap now, and I've outfitted every AirPort capable Mac I own with one. The last 2 I got were under $20 shipped, so its really not worth going with one of those USB WIFI things anymore.
 

iMpathetic

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Just get the actual AirPort card for it. They've gotten super cheap now, and I've outfitted every AirPort capable Mac I own with one. The last 2 I got were under $20 shipped, so its really not worth going with one of those USB WIFI things anymore.
Oh really? I used to be able to rob people blind on CL by putting airport in the ad title. :D well that's good, thanks!
 

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First, update your sig! :p I love eMacs. Except carrying one up three flights of stairs but if i were you i would use it for movies or music. They have excellent screens. I had an 800Mhz and the screen was so nice.
Enjoy!
 

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If you don't mind me askin, what were the specs of the PB and how much did it set you back?
Not at all - 1.33 Ghz, 768 RAM and a 40gb HDD. Running 10.4.11. Machine is in excellent condition, clearly looked after and the battery still giving over 3 hours on a full charge.

Paid a little over £200 for it in a charity auction. So therefore, I am doing good works :)

Going rate on eBay Uk seems to be £200-300 depending on condition and specs.
 

macgeek18

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Not at all - 1.33 Ghz, 768 RAM and a 40gb HDD. Running 10.4.11. Machine is in excellent condition, clearly looked after and the battery still giving over 3 hours on a full charge.

Paid a little over £200 for it in a charity auction. So therefore, I am doing good works :)

Going rate on eBay Uk seems to be £200-300 depending on condition and specs.

I would love a 12" PB as an extra machine. "drools"
 

iMpathetic

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I would love a 12" PB as an extra machine. "drools"
even though it's not exactly the same, I spent over two years with a 1.33GHz 12" iBook G4 and loved it, even though the little thing got pretty slow by the last six months or so, despite repeated reinstalls.
 

MacHamster68

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yes your mom's right they look friendly and somehow i always feel the urge to cuddle it ...what you could do is give him a little friend ..a snowy iMac g3 on its side so he does not feel alone if you are not around :)

you can do everything with it ..not necessary flashplayer things , but anything else like looking up emails ,surfing :ebay, this forum ,google, store mp3 on it , office work ,pictures , you even can edit pictures with a earlier version of photoshop ,watch dvd's ...
you will be surprised what you still can do with the eMac :)