What G4 Mac to buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SpookTheHamster, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    I just got a call from a rather panicky mother, claiming her computer "went bang". Turns out that the motherboard fried itself. It's so old I don't want to bother with repairing it, and I've been trying to get them off Windows for ages. So this is a perfect time to get them a Mac.

    I'm looking at different G4 desktops on eBay, but I wondered if there was anything I should take into account regarding different models. The iMacs and eMacs seem similarly priced, and the Minis are quite a bit more expensive. I've heard of logic board deaths in eMacs, what sort of other problems should I be wary of?

    Also, how much would you pay for a G4 iMac or an eMac? I know the prices are going to vary considerably for different configurations, but a sensible maximum would be nice to know.

    While we're here, does anyone on the forum have a G4 desktop they want to be rid of?
  2. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2005
    I'd say if you're lucky, you can get a very decent emac for $300. I've seen them very aggressively priced on craigslist before. Try there for the best prices.
  3. Spock macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2002
    Im very happy with my 1ghz iMac G4 I only paid $350 for it and it was well worth it.

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