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Offline Amigamia

eMac 1.25 vs Mac Mini 1.25
« on: September 13, 2011, 05:03:47 PM »
Hello Folks,

Can anyone give a suggestion on which one to keep? I have an eMac 1.25Ghz with 768GB RAM, 40GB HDD  and a Mac Mini with 1.25Ghz, 1GB RAM, 60GB HDD.

I want to keep one for MorphOS. The eMac is clunky and big but has more ports on the side (i.e. 2 firewires, 3 USB, and has all-in-one solution (Video, Speakers, etc.)

The Mac Mini on the other hand is very small and it seems the same hardware as the emac. The built in speaker is not one of the best and doesn't have lots of ports in the back.

I still am thinking of going with the mac mini because I know I can overclock it safely to 1.42Ghz. It's easy to upgrade the HDD to a bigger one (given that i can find one now days).

What do you guys think?
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Offline spihunter

Re: eMac 1.25 vs Mac Mini 1.25
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2011, 05:10:32 PM »
Hands down I would keep the mini. You never know when the screen is going to go on the Emac.. They are also a pain to haul around. Does MorphOS even support the Firewire ports?.
 

Offline commodorejohn

Re: eMac 1.25 vs Mac Mini 1.25
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2011, 05:12:17 PM »
Hmm, looking at the specs for these particular models...same GPU and same amount of VRAM, same CPU with the same amount of cache. Looks like the eMac can be expanded to 2GB RAM while the Mini's stuck at 1GB, for what that's worth to you. I'd say it really probably comes down to which is more convenient in your computing setup.

Just make sure to find the other one a good home, okay?
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Offline spihunter

Re: eMac 1.25 vs Mac Mini 1.25
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011, 05:14:10 PM »
Yea, that's the other thing. You might have trouble giving the Emac away....even for free.


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Offline Amigamia

Re: eMac 1.25 vs Mac Mini 1.25
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011, 06:01:54 PM »
Quote from: spihunter;659206
Hands down I would keep the mini. You never know when the screen is going to go on the Emac.. They are also a pain to haul around. Does MorphOS even support the Firewire ports?.



Good point! Firewire is supported via MAC OS X which I plan to keep on as Dual Boot
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Offline Amigamia

Re: eMac 1.25 vs Mac Mini 1.25
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2011, 06:04:51 PM »
Quote from: commodorejohn;659208
Hmm, looking at the specs for these particular models...same GPU and same amount of VRAM, same CPU with the same amount of cache. Looks like the eMac can be expanded to 2GB RAM while the Mini's stuck at 1GB, for what that's worth to you. I'd say it really probably comes down to which is more convenient in your computing setup.

Just make sure to find the other one a good home, okay?


Yeah I forgot to mention the 1GB vs 2GB and that eMac has a CD/CD-R/RW drive while mac mini is a DVD player & CD-R/RW.

I will make sure whatever goes finds a new home :-)
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Offline Amigamia

Re: eMac 1.25 vs Mac Mini 1.25
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2011, 06:06:59 PM »
Quote from: spihunter;659209
Yea, that's the other thing. You might have trouble giving the Emac away....even for free.


Wow I can't believe that. I mean, it is still a very capable machine.
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Offline Ruud

Re: eMac 1.25 vs Mac Mini 1.25
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2011, 06:19:46 PM »
Quote from: spihunter;659206
Hands down I would keep the mini. You never know when the screen is going to go on the Emac.. They are also a pain to haul around. Does MorphOS even support the Firewire ports?.
A Firewire stack (Helios) is available for MorphOS that supports mass storage devices.  Works well on my mac mini. Never tried it on an eMac though.
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Offline itix

Re: eMac 1.25 vs Mac Mini 1.25
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2011, 06:28:29 PM »
I would count much for optical media. It is obsolete for audio, it is obsolete as storage device, it is obsolete for pretty much everything. 1GB is more than enough for MorphOS but if you are going to keep MacOS maybe you want some more...

If you need more USB ports you can always get a hub.
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Offline spihunter

Re: eMac 1.25 vs Mac Mini 1.25
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2011, 07:12:02 PM »
That's good to know. I think I have a single Firewire port on my Power Mac. I'll have to check it out.



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A Firewire stack (Helios) is available for MorphOS that supports mass storage devices.  Works well on my mac mini. Never tried it on an eMac though.
 

Offline Amigamia

Re: eMac 1.25 vs Mac Mini 1.25
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2011, 08:17:42 PM »
Thanks everyone! I am going to settle for the Mac Mini. Anyone interested in an eMac? :-)
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Re: eMac 1.25 vs Mac Mini 1.25
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2011, 08:32:10 PM »
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Thanks everyone! I am going to settle for the Mac Mini. Anyone interested in an eMac? :-)


If it runs Morph, I might. Are you in the US?
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Offline Amigamia

Re: eMac 1.25 vs Mac Mini 1.25
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2011, 08:36:42 PM »
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If it runs Morph, I might. Are you in the US?
Shipping might be unpleasant otherwise..


MorphOS runs on it and it is already installed but not licensed. Yes I am in VA (23320). PM me for more details if you are interested.
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Offline haywirepc

Re: eMac 1.25 vs Mac Mini 1.25
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2011, 10:28:51 PM »
I'm interested in your emac if you want to get rid of it pm me...
 
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Re: eMac 1.25 vs Mac Mini 1.25
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2011, 10:44:34 PM »
ugh, my state of finances aren't anywhere near what I thought. Let Haywire have at it. Sorry