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The £50 G4 eMac


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Hi guys, just wanted to share with you my latest project:

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I was challenged by a friend to buy a second hand Mac for less than £50 (about 80 USD).
It had to be usable for web browsing, general office work and media playback, and it had to be in good cosmetic condition.

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man, those things are ugly

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man, those things are ugly
I don't know, I think they have a certain charm about them. But that particular one? Yeah, it was pretty ugly.
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Bargain! Our eMac 1.25ghz came mint for £60 already with 1gb RAM and 80gb hard drive, and runs Leopard perfectly as an office machine.

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Make great kellicks!

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Make great kellicks!
Great what?
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My joke .. anchors.

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Make great kellicks!
Haha Harry. I knew that was coming.
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Trust you enjoy your eMac. They have a real cult following. Have a look at this:-


http://macspeedzone.com/html/reviews.../personal.html

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Sorry Harry, the link is missing

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Check it again Hugh opens just fine for me.

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Great, thanks.
When I first looked at your post there wasn't a link; must be my iPad

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Trust you enjoy your eMac. They have a real cult following.
A dedicated cult member here - and ignore Harry's barb about kellicks! I still crank up my eMac about two or three days a week, despite having a Mac Mini do do the hard yards (the eMac also helps to keep the room warm during these winter days).

eMacs are not the prettiest computer around, I agree. In fact, when I first laid eyes on a computer lab of them in 2004, my impression was of a bunch of fat, white frogs squatting on benches.

It cannot be over-emphasised that the 'e' of eMac stands for 'education'. If ever there is/was a market that will test a computer to its maximum limits, and beyond, it is a bunch of school kids. The eMac has passed the test with flying colours.

Enjoy your machine, it will give you many years of very good - not perfect, eg. capacitors - service, and fun.

Incidentally, if the crt monitor starts to give trouble, try a LED flat screen monitor from the eMac via a mini-vga > vga adaptor. Good value.

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I don't actually find eMacs ugly, in fact I quite like the shape, especially with the swivel base on.

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Enjoy your machine, it will give you many years of very good - not perfect, eg. capacitors - service, and fun.

Incidentally, if the crt monitor starts to give trouble, try a LED flat screen monitor from the eMac via a mini-vga > vga adaptor. Good value.
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