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    The 50 G4 eMac
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    The 50 G4 eMac
    Hi guys, just wanted to share with you my latest project:

    LINK

    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.

    I win

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    The 50 G4 eMac
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    man, those things are ugly
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    Quote Originally Posted by robduckyworth View Post
    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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    The 50 G4 eMac
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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.

    Cheers

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    Make great kellicks!
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Make great kellicks!
    Great what?

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    My joke .. anchors.
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    The 50 G4 eMac
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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Make great kellicks!
    Haha Harry. I knew that was coming.

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    The 50 G4 eMac
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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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    The 50 G4 eMac
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    Sorry Harry, the link is missing

    Cheers

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    The 50 G4 eMac
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    Check it again Hugh opens just fine for me.
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    The 50 G4 eMac
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    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.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughvane View Post
    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.
    Good tip, thanks

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