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which emac?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by bunyboy, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. bunyboy

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    ive found two emacs for sale
    both refurbs and both seemingly exactly the same

    g4
    17" screen
    40gb hard drive
    128mb RAM
    dvd/ CD-R
    etc

    except:

    one is 700 mhz
    and the other is 1ghz

    the latter is £80 more in price
    am i better off spending the extra cash to get the snazzier machine?
    in what way is it gonna be better? etc etc

    i dont know enough about this stuff and at the moment am leaning towards the cheaper one.. i dont want to lose out on a machine thats loads better though so somebody stear me in the right direction!

    cheers!
     
  2. tomson

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    for the sake of 80quid i'd get the 1ghz model - its a 40 odd percent gain in processor speed.
     
  3. Frankie_D

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    Hi bunyboy i disagree with tomson in that it would be better to get the cheaper eMac and spend the extra £80 on a 512mb RAM module which costs £75 from www.crucial.com/uk as it will have a much larger performance boost, unless you can spare an extra £75 for memory and then also get the 1ghz.

    Hope that helps
    Frankie
     
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    if money is tight then Frankie_D is right - but you will still have to fork out for extra memory whichever model you go for. A 700mhz G4 aint the speediest of processors (writing this on a 733 at the mo) and processor upgrades aren't exactly cheap. If you can afford the initial outlay then I'd go for the faster one so as not to be stuck with a sluggish machine.

    It all boils down to money tho.
     
  5. Frankie_D

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    Actually yes tomson is right i would get the 1ghz first and then save up for the extra memory because you can always upgrade memory but you cant upgrade a processor (well not on an eMac). Good luck with your purchase.

    Frankie
     
  6. bunyboy

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    thanks guys.. i always knew id have to add a load more RAM but yes, getting the 1ghz model means it'll have to wait a little while.. you've got me convinced though so im gonna go for the snazzier machine

    thanks again
     

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