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    Why everyone should own an eMac
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    Why everyone should own an eMac
    Reasons why every apple lover should own an eMac:
    -They're cheap to buy. ($150 gets you a 700MHz eMac with 1GB of RAM)
    -40 gigabites holds a ton of music.
    -The speakers sound awesome when you're playing music or movies.
    -They are RELIABLE. I cannot stress that ENOUGH. Every time I need something done, I can get it done on here.
    -They have a big screen
    -The apple chime sounds sweet on this computer
    -Cmon, it's an all in one computer, how can you resist?
    -You can put leopard on it.
    -You can put tons of stickers on it
    -It's easy to go wireless with it
    -It's easy to transport if you're moving
    -There's extra USB ports on the keyboard
    -It even has an integrated mic
    -It goes quite fast surfing the web
    -You can play with the CD flap as you're waiting for an IM.
    -Why wouldn't you want one?
    I really wish it was 1.42 GHz though =\

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    Why everyone should own an eMac
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    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Why everyone should own an eMac
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    'Cos they is old, have leaking capacitors and have serious memory and graphics upgrade limitations. Good for kindergarten and lower classes at Primary School however.

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    Why everyone should own an eMac
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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    'Cos they is old, have leaking capacitors and have serious memory and graphics upgrade limitations. Good for kindergarten and lower classes at Primary School however.
    Oh c'mon Harry, don't be a square (both you and I are old enough to know what that means too!!! ). Your response is demeaning to a fine computer.

    I love the eMac, it was built like a brick outhouse to withstand abuse/misuse by school students, and has come through it with flying colours ...EXCEPT... for the capacitor problem - which I have yet to experience. I am in almost complete unison with xj6jaguar about eMacs (I mean, a man who drives a quality car like that has to know what he's talking about, right?)

    My only beefs with the eMac thus far are that it has no carry handle like the old iMacs, and it is a right expletive to work in/on. All that high-quality stuff jammed into a tight space.

    And 11/10 points to xj6 for posting this thread, even if cwa has moved it to a different forum.

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    Why everyone should own an eMac
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
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    How could you be so cruel? D;

    As for the eMac... I suppose I'm more of a mobile person at the moment, but I could use a fun paperweight with capacitor problems when the price drops below $20.

    hughvane: I love using that word in that context. It throws people off at times

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    Why everyone should own an eMac
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    Quote Originally Posted by xj6jaguar1985 View Post
    -You can play with the CD flap as you're waiting for an IM.
    DUDE!!!! that's my favourie activity. I do it with my powermac too, but its just not the same.

    and this is better than the crap dells that they always make you use. At most public schools they used to use these crap prosys computers, which were just terrible, then they upgraded to crap dells to appease parents and stuff, bt only bought like 2 per school, so we allrush to the computer lab to get one of the two 150$ dells instead of the 10 year old prosys comps, except the one rich kid who brought a macbook (but he later has his stolen by some guy with a knife).

    Now, my old school was rich because of some messed up funding situation and they'ce used macs for a long time. They went from g3 powermacs, g3 all-in-one, g3 imacs to emacs. The emacs, to this day, are the best computers they've ever put in a public school.

    random garble, but they are great for what they're made for!

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    Why everyone should own an eMac
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    Quote Originally Posted by Discerptor View Post
    hughvane: I love using that word in that context. It throws people off at times
    Good! What word, what context?

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    Why everyone should own an eMac

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    Emacs!!!
    You won't believe this, but I bought 6 eMacs today from a university for $50 total! 1.42 , 1 gB, DVD burn. I wiped and reloaded all the new versions, office, etc and these puppies are like new! Came with perfect mice, keyboards, one even has the clear stand. I am in Mac heaven tonight! Will keep 2 for my four and two year old daughters, 1 for father-in law, niece, brother-in-law. I could probably sell the last one and make some good money. I guess I will give it to a friend. I still can't believe that I got these things so cheap, the auction site didn't list these things properly. Said "6 emacs- no monitor, keyboard, mice, hd has been erased or destroyed -as is". These things were in perfect condition with everything included. I just had to boast about my great purchase to someone who would understand! Just curious - What would one of these computers be worth?

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    Why everyone should own an eMac
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    Not all EMacs have leaking caps. Just like all Asus, MSI, ABit boards did not either but I ran into a LOT of MSI's from one period and some ABits where all the caps were tented and leaking. It's always been easy for me to Re-Cap a board with that issue.

    I always wanted an EMac and hopefully someday I will get one when I have some extra $$$ and find a good deal. I want a 1.42Ghz if I can get one.

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    Why everyone should own an eMac
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    never had one but they seem like decent machines for the money...

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    Why everyone should own an eMac
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    Quote Originally Posted by emachead View Post
    You won't believe this, but I bought 6 eMacs today from a university for $50 total! 1.42... Just curious - What would one of these computers be worth?
    Congratulations on your bonanza. You are indeed a fortunate person.

    I've learned that prices world wide are comparable. An example on which I'm keeping an eye - a 1.25 Ghz eMac, hardly used, original OS disks included, some extra software, k'board. mouse etc, in other words, a fully-operating eMac in top condition, is going for US$245. However, with a supply and demand factor added in, its equivalent price in the US would probably be $175 - $200. The 1.42 MHz factor could make your eMacs a good sale prospect.

    xj6jaguar may well be interested, but then there's the packaging and transport problem from TN to FL.

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    Why everyone should own an eMac
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    Quote Originally Posted by emachead View Post
    You won't believe this, but I bought 6 eMacs today from a university for $50 total! 1.42 , 1 gB, DVD burn. I wiped and reloaded all the new versions, office, etc and these puppies are like new! Came with perfect mice, keyboards, one even has the clear stand. I am in Mac heaven tonight! Will keep 2 for my four and two year old daughters, 1 for father-in law, niece, brother-in-law. I could probably sell the last one and make some good money. I guess I will give it to a friend. I still can't believe that I got these things so cheap, the auction site didn't list these things properly. Said "6 emacs- no monitor, keyboard, mice, hd has been erased or destroyed -as is". These things were in perfect condition with everything included. I just had to boast about my great purchase to someone who would understand! Just curious - What would one of these computers be worth?
    Just out of curiosity, did you purchase them to resell them? If so, I'd be really interested in one if you happen to put them out on eBay.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Why everyone should own an eMac

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    No, just to have a home computer for my girls. Didn't know they would be so good and in working order. Thought maybe I could salvage a good one or two. Trying to see how many family members need one before I sell any, but I will check back on here if anyone is interested.

    eMac Computer – Operating System is Mac OS X Version 10.4.11

    Processor - 1.42 GHz Power PC G4

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    Why everyone should own an eMac
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    Of course I'm interested . I'm sending you a PM lol.
    Yes my name is Jaguar.
    No, it is not a joke.
    I don't find your "I'm a cheetah." joke funny.

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