Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 9:09 PM (in response to rockydurga)
Download the freeware Mactracker if you can..so you can check out the eMac models.(Mac only) April 2002 > May 2005
I owned an eMac years ago and loved it BUT, you cannot run modern software on it it's a PPC mac not Intel.
It's also a large 25lb lump of a thing to move. Optional Wifi card & Bluetooth module were not usually installed.
So probably no Wifi or Bluetooth, Internet via Ethernet only.
The latest Operating system you can run on it is OSX.10.5.8 Tiger. OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion is due out in a few months.
Personally I wouldn't get one.. something smaller and newer would be far better.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 9:15 PM (in response to rockydurga)
The best eMac, 1.42 Ghz/USB2 model is also worth about $50, it can run USX 10.5.8 & hold 2 GB of RAM, but what do you want to use it for exactly?
Do you have a link to the one you're considering?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 10:42 PM (in response to rockydurga)
Well this would be a seldom used computer, and I really would prefer a Mac that I can use for the basics, Internet, ilife, iWork, etc. And something my 8yo can use for word processing and school work as she gets older. I have an old Pentium 4 2.4 GB that I was thinking of having newer Windows software added to along with some increased memory which would cost (not a lot) something for a unit that isn't worth much in the first place (I had this thing repaired twice due a virus in the past too and it got really slow starting up before I gave up on it, so it needs some attention to be usable). I prefer an apple for this use as I already have a Mac Book but I don't want to spend even 600 for a mini mac so I am now considering a second hand apple for this use and someone I spoke with who sells such said he had one of these. he also has some other things too. I am not super savvy with all the details so really need to find someone to trust for this. Ultimately don't want to spend a whole lot, 200$ ish, since won't really be used much.
Here is a link to the person who has eMac which isn't listed right now and a couple of other things he is selling. He quoted 125.00 for the eMac.
Any suggestions would be great.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 10:54 PM (in response to rockydurga)
Well, it'll work for the basics, price seems a bit high, & 512 MB RAM is quite anemic.
Of course shipping on these monters may be $50-$100,,,
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 11:14 PM (in response to BDAqua)
I found the link for the actual eMac...1.5GB so not a ful 2 like it could be
I wouldn't have to pay shipping.....
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 7:12 AM (in response to rockydurga)
Shipping is a real issue. These do NOT weigh 25 pounds as stated eariler--they weigh about 50 pounds.
Avoid any eMac with less than the 1.42g processor. An advantage of the 1.42 not yet mentioned in it had a video chipset (ATI 9600) that has Core Image support, important for making OS 10.5 work well and it seems to help with web video, at least on our 1.42,
Web video is, however a real problem. Few web developers are using video codecs that are optimized for a PowerPC Mac like the eMac. Even with the better video hardware in the 1.42 web video will have some choppiness. You can't fix that.eMac 1.42Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 1.25G RAM + eMac 700mHz 768MB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2012 9:34 PM (in response to rockydurga)
If you missed that one...
Just something else to consider is that eMacs manufactured circa June 2004 - some time in 2005 had a major risk of having bad caps.
This didn't officially affect the 1.42GHz eMac, but some users on here did report it happening to their 1.42 model...