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My friend is offering me an emac for $50. Its an emac g4 1.42GHZ,ATI Radeon 9200. My questions are:

Is this emac fast enough so that I can watch videos on the internet without slowdown?

Is this a good emac for basic use like web browsing and watching videos?
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Yep, it will be able to do both those things no problem at all.
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That's a great bargain machine for $50, and it will do any of the basics no problem.

Just check the ram, and upgrade it to 1 gig or over if it only has 512 meg

You can find out more here

http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...emac_1.42.html
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In fact even better news! That eMac will handle 2 x 1GB modules of memory to make it fast and responsivle and will run leopard very nicely.

Here is a link to the 2GB memory from OWC:-

http://eshop.macsales.com/Descriptio...early2005.html
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Its an emac g4 1.42GHZ,ATI Radeon 9200. My questions are:
Is this emac fast enough so that I can watch videos on the internet without slowdown?
Is this a good emac for basic use like web browsing and watching videos?
Yes, and yes. I have a 1.25 GHz model. It shows videos, plays streaming music etc with little or no lag. Streaming video - mine does YouTube vids without fuss, as long as the stream from the server is constant.
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I've got a pair of 1.25Ghz eMacs here.....1Gb ram each....one runs Leopard, the other Tiger, both are wickedly quick for their age, love em both so much so I don't wanna get rid of em !

This is a multiplatform home !
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Odd simmons777 that it has a 9200 video card as the standard card was a 64MB 9600 which is Core Image and Quartz Extreme compatible.
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I've got a pair of 1.25Ghz eMacs here.....1Gb ram each....one runs Leopard, the other Tiger, both are wickedly quick for their age, love em both so much so I don't wanna get rid of em !
You are a lucky man. Like you, I have no desire to move from my eMac (once I've expanded the hd capacity and repaired the 40 Gb disk) except perhaps in order to get a 1.42 GHz for its better graphics.
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Well he hasnt responded, but honestly, that deal sounds way too good to be true...
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