Market value of eMac 1.42GHz

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Legacy, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. Legacy macrumors 6502

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    Heya guys I'm still on the hunt for a nice eMac to replace my iMac machine for home use.

    I was really keen on the 1.42GHz model with the Radeon 9600 making it future proof with Leopard and CoreImage/Animation.

    How much is it worth paying such a model with 256MB RAM and a Combo Drive (will U/G to 1.25)? I was thinking around £100-150? ($200-300)?
     
  2. forrestmc4 macrumors regular

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    That price sounds about right but I would hardly call an eMac future proof.
     
  3. mBurns macrumors 6502

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    A 1.42 GHZ eMac should be "future proof" for years to come in the sense that it should be able to handle most software. You need to remember that it has the Radeon 9600 (64 MB) video card.
     
  4. Legacy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes this is why I want the 1.42 model, it is better than even the last PowerPC Mac Mini IMO. So £125 (250$ a good price? bearing in mind I will need to U/G the RAM (probs another £25)
     
  5. mBurns macrumors 6502

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    I think that's quite a good price, although I honestly haven't been checking the market too much lately. They tend to be harder to come by. I used to have an eMac 1.42 (gave it to my mother) and it was an excellent machine -- Halo flew. I'd still be using it if it wasn't for needing a portable.
     
  6. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    i paid $250 for a 1.25 combo with 768MB and airport card about a month ago. it was in pristine condition. at that time $250 was the best price i found over a period of about 3 month. i couldn't find a 1.42 model at all.
     
  7. themanfromvlad macrumors 6502

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    I sold my 1 GHz eMac (Superdrive, 80GB, 768 RAM) for $400 last month.
     
  8. penguinpaul macrumors member

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    On average, an 800-1ghz is worth/sells for £100-120, and you can get a 1.25 for around £160, and a 1.42 goes for around £180. I've been watching them for around a year on ebay now - still havnt got one :( but I still have my B&W G3 so I'm not macless
     

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