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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Kinkade, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Kinkade macrumors member

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    I was finally ready to make the leap, and figured ebay was the best way to save gobs of cash. Found a great deal on an iMac, but was bothered by the pictures of the item.

    Seller claimed it was a 2.0 core 2 duo, but the pictures don’t show the isight. I thought the isight was supposed to be clearly visible as a small black rectangle on the top. Is he trying to pass off a G5 or is the isight just not visible in the picture. I asked the seller why it wasn’t visible and he said it is there.

    Or did I miss out on a great deal on an iMac?
     

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  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    That iMac has no built-in isight. It also has an old style apple mouse. All core 2 duo's would have shipped with a mighty mouse.
     
  3. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a

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    There should be an iSight and there isn't. A non-iSight iMac goes back a couple of years now (I think)
     
  4. showtime macrumors 6502

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    All core 2 duo imac's have built in isight. From that picture it is obvious that it doesn't have isight so it's probably an older model.
     
  5. mwp98223 macrumors 6502

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    I can't be sure, but the picture of the documentation may also be a give-away. I just purchased an iMac and the software disks are a light grey/blue color and come in a white sleeve. The documentation is about the size of a CD cover and is all white. The picture shows a black X disk and larger dark book.

    Maybe someone that sees more of this can confirm if there was a change like this.
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    It's an iMac G5, like mine which makes it around 2 years old.
     
  7. valiar macrumors regular

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    And an early revision of the G5 iMac at that.
    Initially they did not come with iSight.
    It is not necessarily a bad computer - but everything depends on the price, of course :)
     
  8. Mundy macrumors regular

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    It's more likely you avoided a subtle scam. Most "switchers" who are tired of the Windows experience and want a computer that "just works" (i.e. the average consumer) won't know the difference. Glad you caught it.
     

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