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classof2011
Jun 20, 2007, 07:26 PM
Yeah right.

Found on eBay when I was looking for parts for my iMac :

Link here (http://cgi.ebay.com/blue-imac-g3-excellent-condition-w-touchscreen_W0QQitemZ280125778902QQihZ018QQcategoryZ80039QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)


I seriously doubt they have a touchscreen CRT monitor in there, and just for $95 :rolleyes:


Just thought it would be worth a post.



dpaanlka
Jun 20, 2007, 07:35 PM
I sent that ebay seller a question about it.

mad jew
Jun 20, 2007, 07:36 PM
So prove them wrong. Buy it, touch the screen, and watch as nothing happens. Okay, maybe don't. :p

I've seen a few touch screen iMac G3s around the place. I've got no idea how much people'd be charging for them, but I'm guessing it's not terribly much. Touch screen pricing has come way down in the past five years or so.

thebrain74
Jun 20, 2007, 07:52 PM
I call shananigans

classof2011
Jun 20, 2007, 08:16 PM
So prove them wrong. Buy it, touch the screen, and watch as nothing happens. Okay, maybe don't. :p

I've seen a few touch screen iMac G3s around the place. I've got no idea how much people'd be charging for them, but I'm guessing it's not terribly much. Touch screen pricing has come way down in the past five years or so.

Hmm...but how would they get the screen to work with it? Possibly a touchscreen CRT? That's weird.

Scannall
Jun 20, 2007, 09:28 PM
I call shananigans

Burger King used iMacs inside their video game things at their stores for many years, and those were all touch screen.

localoid
Jun 20, 2007, 09:50 PM
Touchscreen technology isn't as new as some people seem to believe. It's been common since the '90s for use in kiosks (http://www.macobserver.com/newreviews/bc/99/touchscreen/touchscreen.html), etc. :confused:

You can retro-fit just about any Mac with a touchscreen (http://www.trolltouch.com/pages/products/imac.html) if you so desire.

iW00t
Jun 20, 2007, 10:42 PM
Touchscreen technology isn't as new as some people seem to believe. It's been common since the '90s for use in kiosks (http://www.macobserver.com/newreviews/bc/99/touchscreen/touchscreen.html), etc. :confused:

You can retro-fit just about any Mac with a touchscreen (http://www.trolltouch.com/pages/products/imac.html) if you so desire.

MULTI touch is new however.

mad jew
Jun 21, 2007, 02:05 AM
Nah we've always had ten fingers.

Tsurisuto
Jun 21, 2007, 02:41 AM
We used to have a touchscreen iMac G3 at university when I was there.

Zedsdead185
Jun 21, 2007, 02:44 AM
The fist iMac i ever saw was a touchscreen g3. From that day onwards i thought that all imacs were touchscreen :p

rainydays
Jun 21, 2007, 03:17 AM
MULTI touch is new however.

No it's been around for a long time. It just hasn't been cheap/good enough to sell it to consumers.

classof2011
Jun 21, 2007, 12:08 PM
I believe the fact that iMac G3's can be touchscreen, but what I don't believe is that he's letting it go for $100. Of course, if he has proof of that specific iMac being a touchscreen, I'll take it ;) .... if it's not over yet.

headhammer
Jun 25, 2007, 10:13 AM
hey, i read about the LARGE! 20gb hard drive, and i'm sold! wow!

dpaanlka
Jun 25, 2007, 11:14 AM
hey, i read about the LARGE! 20gb hard drive, and i'm sold! wow!

That is a pretty big drive for those. It's not that funny.

MIDI_EVIL
Jun 25, 2007, 12:23 PM
This is legit, it's for educational purposes or for people with special requirements.

I've seen them on eBay in the UK, too.

A quick google brings an advert for a competition to win one through DealMac,

http://www.macobserver.com/news/99/september/990928/dealmaciamccontest.html

Here is a link to the company website, of the manufacturer of touch screen displays, namely the one in the G3

http://www.elotouch.com/

Rich.