iMac G3: Any thoughts or reviews?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iMacface, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. iMacface macrumors newbie

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    I Need help about buying an G3 iMac. Anybody got any thoughts? Or Suggestions?:confused:
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    Don't get one unless you are a collector.

    Why are you considering it?
     
  3. grue macrumors 65816

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  4. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    Free? Might be worth upgrading the ram and putting on Jaguar or Panther. My girlfriends 1.25GHz G4 eMac was free.
     
  5. California macrumors 68040

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    iMac G3s, unlike the eMacs, are veritable tanks.

    Workhorses. I like them. Get a cheap slot load, put in a new faster hard drive and max up the ram, you can run Tiger better than you'd think.

    I just talked to someone today, as matter of fact, who has an eight year old iMac G3, she says it is still great and her main computer.

    I know about seven people with them still running fine.
     
  6. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    I did as you said. A new HDD and RAM will make Tiger run much better on the G3. My mom uses it now for her business. (Though she will probably need a new comp soon).
     
  7. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iMac G3 466mhz with maximum 1GB RAM and a 60GB HDD running panther. It's not a speed machine by any stretch but it's a good reliable workhorse I use mine for web browsing and as a recipie database. It lives in the kitchen
     
  8. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    I have a 400Mhz G3 I still use. It has iPhoto and iTunes both in use with 10.3.9, 512 ram and a 40g HDD. It does the internet fairly well too.

    Don't pay too much if any for one though, they are slow.
     

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