07-15-2006, 01:29 PM #1noahrondeauGuestNeed advice: Repair emac or buy mac mini?
My sister's 2.5 year old emac needs a new analog logic board. Repair will be $415. My sister uses her computer only for the Internet and Word documents. Is it smarter to make the repair or buy a new mini mac and monitor for $800? Anybody have advice? I'm curious if people think she could get another 2 years or so out of the repaired emac.
07-15-2006, 04:20 PM #2
this all depends on wether or not you want to spend the money on a monitor, i would say yes to getting the mini in a heartbeat if you already had a monitor
a repaired logic board should last for a long time
-chrisMoTM honor roll...
i dont remember
07-15-2006, 04:35 PM #3
If that is all your sis uses the computer for, then I personally think it would be wiser to either buy a refurbed system from Apple or maybe even on off an auction site. You can get a 'new' eMac off eBay for the same price of that repair... maybe less. Still, if she isn't going to use the computer for any other than what you described, then it really isn't that necessary to get something brand spanking new in my opinion.__________________________________________________
Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy
mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.
07-15-2006, 07:23 PM #4
- Member Since
- Jan 08, 2005
- New Jersey
- Mac Pro 8x3.0ghz 12gb ram 8800GT , MBP 2.16 2GB Ram 17 inch.
07-15-2006, 07:56 PM #5
- Member Since
- Dec 01, 2004
- Somewhere in the world
- Powermac g4 400mhz, 10gb, 256mb ram, OS9
check out this page!!
if your serial # is affected, apple may fix it free!Report offensive posts
Don't forget to use the rep system!
07-15-2006, 11:38 PM #6RobGuest
I would go for the new Mac Mini.
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By lloyd96 in forum Apple DesktopsReplies: 2Last Post: 11-14-2010, 06:41 PM
By marchummel in forum Other Hardware and PeripheralsReplies: 2Last Post: 11-02-2008, 02:55 PM
By Caramanos2000 in forum Apple DesktopsReplies: 5Last Post: 10-14-2008, 12:36 PM
By macgirl09 in forum OS X - Operating SystemReplies: 2Last Post: 03-06-2008, 04:27 PM
By noahrondeau in forum Apple DesktopsReplies: 1Last Post: 07-15-2006, 01:37 PM