Is this a good deal?

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  1. NYKnicks17, Aug 2, 2011
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    NYKnicks17 macrumors newbie

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    http://longisland.craigslist.org/sys/2522505313.html

    Also I have a few questions.

    1-Should I ask the seller any questions about specs to make sure it is good.
    2-Will this computer last for a little longer than a year?
    2-Is this computer very fast for internet surfing? (I have the highest internet from Verizon so that is not a problem)
    3-Will I be able to get apps for it?

    Anything else you want to tell me is appreciated.

    Also, please don't flame because the only apple product I have ever used is an iPod.
     
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    If it really has a 1.9GHz CPU that's a G5; doesn't fit the purchase day the seller states, though, since that G5 model was discontinued in January 2006.

    G5 means pre-Intel. I'd never buy it since it's totally out of date and can't even run Snow Leopard.
     
  3. NYKnicks17 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not worried about the Snow Leopard as long as it runs smooth and fast as it is.
     
  4. fivedots macrumors 6502a

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    And it also has screen issues. That's a deal breaker for me.
     
  5. SawceBaws macrumors member

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    Craiglist is the WORST place you could get yourself an iMac from...and why are you buying a model that was discontinued in 2006...save up a little more an you could get yourself a Mac Mini, and downloading all the stuff wouldn't be an issue i'm guessing, since you have beast interwebz.

    If you insist on buying second hand, at least go with a refurb from the :apple: site. They come with the same warranty new computers come with, and are generally much better.
     
  6. NYKnicks17 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I need a very cheap computer to hold me over for about a year. I need something that is very fast to browse the internet and that is all.
     
  7. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    That iMac you're looking at might even struggle with that, especially when surfing includes flash video.
     
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