This eBay iMac Good Deal or Not?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rh287, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. rh287 macrumors newbie

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  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I don't think that was that bad. For only photo editing and internet it's probably ok. At my school they run fine under 9.2. If you want multiple photo options I would choose Photoshop 7 which will work perfect, you can find it fairly cheap.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    If you got the Tiger CD/DVD as well, good deal. If you didn't you'll run into trouble when you have to reboot from CD to repair the drive or reset a password.
     
  6. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    With the install disks it should be a good internet browsing machine
     
  7. doucy2 macrumors 65816

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    great deal on the powermac
    and will server for what you need it for
    + you can always make upgrades in the future if you need to
     
  8. debroglie macrumors 6502a

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    mmm, powermac? He bought an iMac.
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Sounds to me like you got a good deal rh287. Should work out nicely for your daughter's needs, hope she enjoys it. :)
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Oh semantics, semantics... ;) :)
     
  11. rh287 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks For The Replies

    Thanks,

    I did find out that if it runs Tiger too painfully slow I could upgrade it to a G4 550 from FastMac for $200.00. This would make it run about three times faster. But I guess its not really worth an upgrade that costs that much.

    Thanks again all....
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    For ~$200.00 you could buy a Power Mac G4 off of ebay (I believe that I saw a 400MHz Power Mac G4 w/ Apple CRT for ~$180 "buy it now") so I would say that its not worth the price for the new cpu. If tiger runs too slow, try installing Panther. Just my $0.02. :)
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Uhm...for $379 you can get a refurbished Mac Mini from Apple's refub store.
     
  14. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Or you could snatch up a nice refurbished Mac Mini. I personally like the expandability of a Power Mac G4 (cpu, ram, video card, sound card, etc...).
     

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