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Is an iMac g4 1.25ghz 17" worth ~$190?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by raysfan81, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    It has a 40gig hd and 768mb of ram. Opinions?
  2. Moderator


    $50 sounds better

    EDIT: Took a look at eBay and 100-150$ sounds reasonable.
  3. macrumors G4


    Mac2Sell.net says $170. I think that is a bit high. $150 would be reasonable since it will run Tiger and Leopard (with more RAM).
  4. macrumors 68040


    wow $190 that are not even £ 120 , for that money you maybe just get a imac g4 700mhz 15 inch model here

    like that one sold for exact the 190 dollars if you convert it , and can be considered as a absolute bargain

    for a 1.25 g4 iMac with 17" you look at about double that if its in good condition even more

    for the 20" you can easy triple the price

    so if you ask me $190 are a bargain if its in working condition :)
  5. macrumors 6502a



    It looks good to me, but the downsides are no restore disks, it has panther on it, and no keyboard or mouse.
  6. macrumors member

    I'd pay about $75 for this machine. 768 MB of ram is pretty minimal by todays standards.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Good point but i would upgrade it anyway. Too bad it's on eBay. Price negotiation doesn't usually work too well :(
  8. macrumors 68040


    tell the seller you agree to the 190 but only if he includes the keyboard and mouse and the restore discs ,and of course the original apple pro speakers , as that how apple shipped the imac, you want alt least the original condition for that price ,
    scratches , dead pixel are something else they are something you get on a used computer
  9. macrumors 65816


    Are you sure you can upgrade the ram ? If my memory is correct the iMac G4 has only one upgradable ram slot. The second slot can not be reached unless you dismantle the machine.
  10. macrumors G5


    Better check RAM prices first; www.crucial.com should give you some idea. This old iMac doesn't take the cheap 2 GB chips that a brand new Mac would take. Upgrading RAM will cost you real money.
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