6 October 2009

A few weeks ago my boss bought a dozen eMacs from a supplier who bought them by a container load from Australia. The eMac (short for education Mac) is a desktop computer made by Apple way back in 2002 and was discontinued in 2006 for newer models. The eMac (all white in colour) was originally sold exclusively to educational institutions only so they are priced slightly cheaper than the iMac which available for the mass market.

The one that we got here sports a 1.25GHz Power PC G4 processor, 256MB of RAM and 80GB of hard drive. The O.S installed is the old Mac OS 10.3.9 (Panther) but you can upgrade it up to 10.5 (Leopard) once you add more RAMs (up to 1GB).

This eMac is hard to come by in the market nowadays and it's even rarer to find in Malaysia. You can find 2-3 units only of the eMac on Lelong and they can still fetch RM800 per unit. My boss got them for only RM200 each (USD58.81) hence why everybody at the office is jumping to buy one. Well not everybody, but many people did. RM200 is like already super cheap but guess what? I still cannot afford it, at the moment at least. Hu hu!

Anybody care to lend me 200?