Buying a used mid 2007 iMac from my friend...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dictoresno, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. dictoresno macrumors 601

    dictoresno

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    and it will be my first mac computer. im getting it for $200, so i think thats fair. its got Lion on it now, so from what i understand, i can update to Mavericks for free right? anyone running a mid 2007 with mavericks? speed still ok? my main desktop now is an old outdated Dell whos specs are about similar to the iMac's...maybe a little inferior to it actually. i will be running both machines in my house so i wont be fully ditching the PC. anything basic i need to know for my first apple computer?

    also, when i get it, i will want to do a fresh/clean install of mavericks. will that be possible from within the OS or can it be done via bootable USB?
     
  2. martosprint macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2007 20" iMac and I have updated it from Lion to snow leopard to mountain lion and lastly to Mavericks and it works okay. As for your last question I don't know because I never did a fresh/clean install. I never had to. I hope this helps a little in deciding what to do. Where in Jersey by the way?
     
  3. Sandman1969 macrumors 6502a

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    $200 is a very good price. What size is it, which processor and Graphics card and how much memory?

    Both of our kids have our old 2007 24" iMACS (Core2Duo 2.8 extreme w/ HD2400 I think w/ 4GB RAM). I haven't put Mavericks on them yet, but they run Mountain Lion fairly well and Mav should actually be better I believe.
     
  4. dictoresno thread starter macrumors 601

    dictoresno

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    im in union county. and im just hoping that its not going to be a bogged down machine. however, my 2005 Dell with 4GB RAM, 3.0 GHz P4 with a miserable 80GB hard drive runs windows 7 perfectly smooth. im really looking forward to getting it.

    it has all the OEM basic options, 2.0 GHz Duo, 250 GB hard drive and upgraded to 3GB RAM. and yea, $200 is fair for both of us. gazelle offered $100 and i see similar systems on ebay for anywhere between $350-450.
     

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