How much should I spend on this imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MaMi, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. MaMi macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2008
    I'm looking into purchasing a used Imac some people are selling on craigslist since I can personally look at them before purchasing. But I'm not sure how much I should spend since used & they aren't the most recent Imacs either. Here are the specs:
    2005 Apple imac g5 with power pc 2.0 ghz processor. This is the 17" model (white).
    Machine Model: PowerMac8,2
    CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (3.1)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 2 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 5.2.5f1
    Currently running Tiger OSX (10.4.11)
    Price $700

    Apple iMac 17" Model A1058 Computer, this 17"
    Name: iMac G5 (Second model)
    Model: Mxxxx iMac G5 2.0GHz
    Bus speed: 667MHz
    Screen size: 17 inch
    Model introduced: 2005
    Production year: 2005
    Price $450

    What would you recommend spending on either?
  2. ale500 macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2007
    I do not know about there but on this side of the ocean, if a used nachine of 3 years where 700 € and a refurb is 800 or 850... as they are now... I'd get a refurb: they have warranty, current technology and are new.

    The one for 450 is ok, bump the memory, change the disk for a new one (faster, bigger) for 80 or 90 more bucks. But to tell the truth I do not remember a 2GHz model, I do remember the 1.9 and 2.1... time to look at the buyers guide. that model was out exactly 3 years and one month ago.

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