Was this iMac a good deal?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Peterson8765, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Peterson8765 macrumors 6502a

    Peterson8765

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    I just bought a late 2006 17-inch Core 2 Duo iMac from a guy off craigslist for only $100. The funny thing is that he posted it as an iMac G5 originally because he didn't know the specs of the machine until he looked. The specs are a 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 160GB hard drive. The iMac is in great shape and he also included an apple keyboard and a third party mouse with it as well. The only bad thing is that I don't think he used it very much because it only has Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.11) on it. Should I upgrade to Snow Leopard and then after that upgrade to Lion? But anyway, was this a pretty good deal for the price?
     
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I think you should bump the RAM up to its maximum of 3GB. You can put 4GB in, but the Mac will only address 3GB. Lion's a resource hog so you'll need all the RAM you can get.

    Snow Leopard is the XP of Apple. Stay on it :)
     
  4. Phildo macrumors member

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    This.

    Snow Leopard is the last OS X that has Rosetta, which allows you to run older software. Which most software that you'll use on that Mac will need.

    Mac OS 10.6.8 is what you want.
     
  5. thekev macrumors 604

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    It was okay, but what does it matter now? If you're concerned whether something is a good deal, the time to consider it is prior to purchase. If it was a G5, it would have been overpriced.
     

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