Computer for Moma part 2

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Myradon, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Myradon macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2005
    Well I haven't yet delivered the linux box to my mother when I found out a friend of mine is looking to unload an old iMac for 300$ (CND). Using the power of trades, I may be able to get the price down closer to 100$. CPU: 233 MHz PPC 750 128 Ram. I need to know if it has a serial port for her printer, and a modem.

    Secondly, is it worth 100$ for this machine? 300$?
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    the imac has usb 1.1, but there are numerous serial>usb adapters. if it's parallel (the really wide one that's not scuzzy) im not sure about adapters. an imac of that vintage has a 33.6kbps modem. it's definitely NOT worth 300, even CDN with that much ram. it'll need at least 256 to run osx. 128 might run 8 or 9; not sure. 100 sounds like a great deal, since another 70 bucks US'll get you a 256mb dimm of pc133 ram which will work in the imac.
  3. MacTruck macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2005
    One Endless Loop
    DO NOT BUY. Won't run osx for crap. Buy her a mac mini base model. Thats what I did for my mom. Now if she would just stop calling me for tech support, ughhh.
  4. GodBless macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2005
    Thank goodness you didn't get her a Windows machine then you'd get at least twice as many calls. ;)

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