Well here is my post on the new computer that I bought recently. I found it on eBay Australia, where it was listed for a starting bid of $219 and a buy it now price of $269. The postage for courier was $60. The eBay listing can be seen here.
The specs are as follows:
- Processor: 1.42Ghz PowerPC G4
- Ram: 512MB
- Optical Drive: DVD Burning Superdrive
- Operating System: Mac OS 10.3.9 (which I’m going to upgrade to 10.5)
- USB: USB 2.0
- Hard Drive: 160GB
Those are the important specs. In contrast, my old emac was only 800Mhz, 384MB or ram, a combo drive, USB 1.1, 40GB hard drive and Mac OS 10.2.8. Big difference between the two!
Anyway, because the eBay buy it now price was so cheap for these type of specs in an eMac, I decided to buy it right then instead of bidding and potentially losing the auction. You see, I was desparate for a computer because my old one was totally out of disk space and I had a about 10GB of unbacked-up photos stored on the hard drive.
After I’d ordered the computer it took about 10 days or so to arrive from a suburb near Perth, in Western Australia. The seller, assorted-it-stuff, was very helpful and prompt to reply to my emails.
I can’t really think of anything else to tell you about it. It’s running really well, the speed is just such an improvement, and so are the superdrive and fast USB connection (essential for downloading photos).