iMac: to buy or not to buy

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thesaz123, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. thesaz123 macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2013
    York, PA, USA
    On my local craigslist I found a listing for a late-2006 24 inch iMac. It has a 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM, Nvidia Geforce 7300GT 128Mb, and OS X 10.7.5. The guy wants $200 for it, and is including the original keyboard, mouse, and box. I realize it's a 7 year old computer. It would be a secondary computer, as I have a 2012 MBP. Can this computer handle HD youtube (720p)? Can I play minecraft on it decently? Should I get it or stay away from it?
  2. Maomaomao macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2013
    I had 10.7 on a late 2009 MacBook and it ran so slow. I downgraded to SL and gave it to a friend.

    I wouldn't buy it.
  3. silvetti macrumors 6502a


    Nov 24, 2011
    What I can tell you is that I have a Mac Mini Early 2009 (core2duo 2.0) and it can play 1080p youtube (not higher... as 1440p and original).

    As far as Minecraft... I don't really think so, or maybe but with very low graphics...

    Mine has a diff gpu still...
    Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCI
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB

    Maybe that one is better.

    Checking by the model number and VRAM I don't think so... so I would skip that...
  4. Ecoh macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2009
    I had a 2007 imac, base model. YouTube 720 yes, Minecraft NO.
  5. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2013
    Orlando, FL
    You will need more RAM on it Processor might be ok to run Minecraft but Minecraft needs 4GB+ to run smoothly. I did run it on a C2D MacBook Pro before, similar specs but 8GB of RAM.

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