About to get an iMac G3 350Mhz

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imacg32007

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Aug 31, 2007
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Here is the ad.

iMac 350 Blueberry 256 MB Ram, 6 GB Drive, Slot Loading CD, 56K Modem, 15" Display - SALE $149.77 Shipped!

Order now and receive our Games CD and Education CD ($9.99 each value) for FREE! Great starter all in one iMac system. Nicely configured and updated to 9.2, these include Appleworks and the other standard iMac applications. The Apple iMac G3/350 (Slot Loading - Blueberry, No Firewire), based on the Kihei architecture, features a 350 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor, 512k backside level 2 cache, UPGRADED to 256 MB of RAM, a 6.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a slot loading 24X CD-ROM drive, ATI Rage 128 VR 2D/3D (AGP 2X) graphics with 8 MB of VRAM, and a Harmon-Kardon designed sound system packed into a translucent "blueberry" all-in-one case design with a 15-inch CRT display. Unlike previous iMac models, the iMac "Slot Loading" series is convection cooled for quieter operation and lacks the internal metal housing for a more translucent appearance. Compared to the iMac G3/333 (Fruit Colors) series that it replaced, the iMac G3/350 (Slot Loading - Blueberry, No Firewire) has a slot loading CD-ROM drive -- as one would expect given its informal name -- as well as a faster processor, faster system bus, faster RAM, a faster hard drive standard (Ultra ATA), a faster video processor with more VRAM, a superior stereo sound system, and support for an optional AirPort (802.11b) wireless card. These units are Headgap Systems refurbished and include our 90 day warranty. We thoroughly clean each unit and perform over 50 tests. Complete with mouse, keyboard + service manual (.pdf) and free Kitchen Sink CD (a $9.99 value). Was $179.77 NOW $149.77 includes domestic shipping.





Well what do u think of this??
 

tartsquid

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Jan 21, 2006
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You can probably find one with better upgrades cheaper than that.

I got a 400 MHz, 512 RAM, SuperDrive G3 iMac with an Airport card two years ago for that price.
 

HLdan

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Aug 22, 2007
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I wouldn't buy it. You can get a G5 iMac on Ebay for about in the mid $300's
 

Squonk

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Mar 15, 2005
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NO WAY!!! There is not enough ram or HD on there to do very much of anything. And the CPU is very pokey. A few months back I sold my FlowerPower iMac with a 500MHZ G3, 640MB RAM, 120GB drive, Tiger and iLife with an Airport Card. Even with all those upgrades, it was sluggish in Safari. Unless you plan to run software of the vintage of when that machine was current, it's going to be very sloooooooooooooooooooow. :)
 

mBurns

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Oct 3, 2006
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Don't buy that iMac. You can get an iMac possibly even better in your area via Craigslist for less money.
 

Luigi239

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Jan 25, 2007
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Yeah, that's a rip off.

I got an iMac 333mhz off of ebay for 20$, picked up locally. After a 60$ upgrade to the OS and ram, that brought me to 80$, and that includes OS X on it. (this on most likely has OS 9)

Look locally on craigslist or ebay...you will thank yourself.
 

ryannel2003

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Jan 30, 2005
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Yeah i've seen iMac's like that for $70. I saw an eMac the other day for $130 with a 700MHz G4, 256MB RAM, 40GB HD, Combo Drive, 17" Screen. They can run OS X a lot better than the iMac can.
 

HLdan

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Aug 22, 2007
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To the OP, you have to remember that resale value for Macs today is different than it used to be during the PowerPC years. Now that Apple has switched over to Intel processors and have opened up much greater opportunities in terms of speed and software this leaves PowerPC Macs a lot less valuable. So the price of $100+ for that iMac is indeed a rip off.
 

sparkyms

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Feb 22, 2007
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My brothers girlfriend just got a 350 with more ram and a 20GB hard drive for £20 here in the UK. Thats around $40.

That's why its a massive rip off.
 

jumpinjoe

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Oct 27, 2007
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this computer won't be able to run OS X. No current software, and almost no new devices will be compatible. Even surfing the web will be less than satisfactory with an out of date and no longer supported system :(
 

CRAZYBUBBA

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Mar 28, 2007
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this computer won't be able to run OS X. No current software, and almost no new devices will be compatible. Even surfing the web will be less than satisfactory with an out of date and no longer supported system :(
Who is this guy? i'm running os x on my imac. Just type in imac g3 onto youtube
 

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