My New Lampshade iMac

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  1. Pkupman57, Jan 19, 2017
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    Pkupman57 macrumors regular

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    Just wanted to share my most recent Apple purchase. When I lived in Los Angels, I pretty much bought anything that worked, mostly, and was affordable. But, after getting two G5 towers in their original boxes, AND an intel xServe and matching xRaid in their original boxes... I got addicted. Now, Ill still get the odd thing here and there, but I try to only buy things with original boxes and materials. (and have saved all of my boxes and documents from new purchases)....

    This, is my newest, lampshade G4 iMac. Its an 800Mhz system, that has been upgraded to 768mb of ram and a 150gb HDD. It came with a fresh install of 10.4.11, a lot of games and Office. Also included, are the receipts from it original purchase, as well as a repair of the super drive, and receipts from a Frys, and OWC for the HDD and RAM. Also included is the manual and warranty card for the HDD, and the start up guide. The keyboard, mouse, and speakers are Pro models. Original sales price for the system was $1799.00, through Frys in the bay area, in 2002. It does not have Bluetooth or Wireless, but I happen to have a wireless card for it, and it says it is ready for it, so I assume it has antennas in it already.

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    The best part, was that I found this pretty locally in the Central Valley of CA, for $40 last week. Easily one of my best all time Apple purchases. (While Ive had some really good ones, my free NIB 2nd gen iPod Shuffle was probably my next, and then my freebie eMac I traded for those who know that story). and I know, I already got rid of my dying poinsettia since taking these pics.
     
  2. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome find! I have a couple of iMac G4s, and every time I see it, I'm reminded how beautiful and elegant the design is. The photo you posted of it set up on the table perfectly shows that off!

    What do you intend to do with it?
     
  3. dustinschings macrumors 6502

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    I wish I had a box for my 20" model. Would feel much better about this move across country I am about to do...
     
  4. barbu, Jan 20, 2017
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    barbu macrumors regular

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    I just got one of these over xmas. Paid $80 CAD for a very clean 17" 1.25 GHz G4, 768 MB, and Airport. I had been hoping to find a 20" but this will do for now. I picked up a tiny RF wireless keyboard/mouse unit and plugged the audio out into my amplifier. I have the base placed above my stereo stand and have the screen hovering over the amp and turntable. Works great as a jukebox and as always, looks cool af. One of the coolest Mac ever. Possible future upgrade plan should the spirit move me: replace IDE drive with SSD and SATA bridge.
     
  5. PowerPC G6 macrumors newbie

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    Congrats on your iMac, I have an iMac G4 as well. Nice find with the packaging! Might be worth something someday. :)
     
  6. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    Awesome find! i'm looking at buying a G5 in original box right now.
     
  7. CooperBox macrumors 6502a

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    Just a minor correction to avoid any confusion. The above should read 17" 1.25 GHz G4, as the 17" (USB2) and 20" maxed out at 1.25 GHz, never at 1.5 GHz unfortunately.
     
  8. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Awesome! I have an 800MHz 15" G4 that I keep in my kitchen for recipes and music. They are wonderfully beautiful computers, and it's a great conversation piece to have out in the kitchen / living room!
     
  9. barbu macrumors regular

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    good catch, fixed.
     

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