20" Imac G5 For $250. Good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CRAZYBUBBA, May 23, 2011.

  1. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

    CRAZYBUBBA

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    I'm getting This model of imac. I plan on finally buying a vesa mount and creating an awesome setup in my room.

    I plan on using just regular web stuff, leopard and iweb. What do you think? Awesome?

    Also, any advice on using cheap vesa arms would be appreciated. I think that I'm going to get a bargain basement one.
     
  2. thewireman macrumors regular

    thewireman

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    Yeah, good deal, make sure you max out the RAM.
     
  3. CRAZYBUBBA thread starter macrumors 65816

    CRAZYBUBBA

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    It actually comes with 2 GB! Thanks for the feedback.
     
  4. jroller macrumors regular

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    $250 is certainly fair...

    I have several of these in my lab and we use them daily for Photoshop and InDesign. Work well...

    Enjoy.
     
  5. Little Endian macrumors 6502a

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    Great deal, also don't let comments about the G5 being obsolete bother you. Sure the G5 and all PowerPC is going the way of the Dodo but I would hardly call your imac G5 obsolete. You can get another 2 years or so of usage out of the above mentioned imac and for $250 it's a steal.

    I have a Quad Core 2.5GHz G5 Power Mac and I would hardly call it obsolete. In fact it has only been within the past 2-3 years that Apple has managed to make Intel portables and AIO like the imac that can out power my 6 year old desktop.
     
  6. ajsimeon macrumors regular

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    I think you could do better but I think I got lucky with mine. I got a 20" early 2008 aluminum for $350 off craigslist yesterday. Pristine condition and I love it. I know about the screen issues but for $350 I thought it was a steal. I hadn't seen an aluminum for this price anywhere.
     
  7. DolemiteJackson macrumors member

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    I'd get it. For the basics, it should be a serviceable machine.
     

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