Anyone replace old G4 towers with eMacs?
Reply 21 of 22
July 24, 2003 9:26PM
Originally posted by Matsu
PS, even though Pscates does design work, and he says he likes the display, I wouldn't trust him, he's stared at a 15" Tangerine CRT for far too long, and even though he has an LCD now, it may have ruined him forever!
You might be on to something here...
Reply 22 of 22
July 25, 2003 1:23AM
Why does everyone bag on the poor eMac?
The 1 GHz model with RADEON 7500 video kicks any 15" FP iMac's butt. And though the 17" FP iMac is awesome, I don't think the extra $500 is justified when every other feature matches the 1 GHz eMac w/SuperDrive.
I have an old Sawtooth (G4 500) I considered upgrading. It would cost:
1 - OWC 1.25 GHz G4 & GeForce4 MX Bundle: $559
2 - Pioneer DVR-105 DVD-R/RW SuperDrive: $199
3 - Replacement 80 GB Hard Drive 7200 RPM: $85
If I did that, it would cost me $845 to upgrade my Sawtooth and get approximately the equivalent to the eMac SuperDrive at $1299.
But I have a 15" Apple LCD ... so buying the eMac would give me more screen space, Airport Extreme, 133 MHz bus, and the Radeon 7500 in a brand new under warranty machine for $450 more than the upgrade would cost me.
If I forget the SuperDrive and get a Combo Drive only for $125, the upgrade then costs $770, while the eMac is only $999 ... ($909 refurbished at Small Dog!). $140 more for the refurbished Combo eMac definitely is a smarter deal...for me at least.
A tower is only good if you REALLY think you need the slots...or have an urgent desire to upgrade video. Otherwise, the eMac is the best price/power ratio Macintosh currently being sold with a G4 chip.