Is this iMac worth $600?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by je1ani, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    1.83GH Intel Core 2 Dual Processor.
    512 MB Ram /
    160 GB Hard Drive.
    Combo Drive /
    17" Widescreen.
    Intel GMA 950 Graphics Processor w 64MB SDRAM.
    Built in iSight Video Cam.
    Apple Keyboard / Mighty Mouse
    Firewire
    Airport Extreme

    I figure I can put my own ram in it but my main concern is the video card... Can I edit quality movies with this video card? I'm not doing anything HD but I still want a decent quality... also... I didn't even know they made Intel iMacs with 17" screens?
     
  2. HLdan macrumors 603

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    I remember this is the iMac that Apple discontinued. The original price was $999.00. New or used it's a great deal as long as it works fine and the condition is mint. :)
     
  3. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    I had the GMA 950 in my Mac mini and never ran into any problems with it. Didn't do any heavy-duty video stuff, either. I'd say you'd be fine working in iMovie with it, but I doubt it'd be okay running pro apps. (Final Cut, etc.) I'm no video pro, so I don't know about those. Maybe someone with more experience with those apps will chime in.

    This was the base 17" model, which I believe was intended more for the education market, but it definitely seems like a GREAT value at $600.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    What program do you plan on using to edit video?
     
  5. je1ani thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. je1ani thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the help guys but I will just save the $600 for my dream 2.8ghz iMac C2E
     

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