View Full Version : How cheap eMac to make $ense w/Screamernet?

02-28-2004, 12:15 PM
I'm looking at refurb 1Ghz eMacs, reading threads here about eMac vs. G4, looking at prices, and being thoroughly grumped-out by how expensive G4s continue to be..

Looks like the best value, by far is a Dual G5, but right now, I'm more comfortable spending less than $1k...

So, in the G4 world, it's clear that a "real" G4 blitzes an eMac, but given that, how cheap does an eMac need to be before it gives a good bang for the buck?

Cheap used Macs are as readily available as unicorns!


02-28-2004, 10:26 PM
$700 bucks a pop with 512 MB of RAM (make sure you figure the RAM cost, most of them have 128). That's what I think is a good deal, but I may be biased.

02-29-2004, 02:26 AM
I'm not sure about the US prices, but getting one of the G4 unicorns and updating them with a 1.4 GHz card would be another option. That are at least my plans, and since i do mostly print resolution stills i have to add a lot of RAM too.

Just my 2 cents