Thread: Is this a good deal?
07-28-2008, 03:09 AM #1Is this a good deal?
Hey a few questions for a technologically challenged girl
I have a Macbook Pro that I use for most of my computer usage, but I'm looking to get an iMac. I used to have a G5 17" iMac and I'm going to buy one now. I found one on ebay, and I'm making an offer for the computer seperately. What do you think it should sell for.
Also, since it's a single core processor is that going to slow down the computer a LOT? I will most likely only use it for things like browsing the internet and Microsoft Word.
Processor Type: PowerPC G5
Product Family: iMac
Processor Speed (per Core): 1.6 GHz
Screen Size: 17 inches
Processor Configuration: Single Core
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard
Memory (RAM): 512 MB
Primary Drive: CD-RW/DVD Combo
Hard Drive Capacity: 80 GB
Bundled Items: Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse
He said he is hoping to get $400 for it. No problems, original owner and he's shipping all discs with it. I was thinking more along the lines of $350?Bethany
07-28-2008, 03:22 AM #2
If you can add atleast a 1 or 2 gigs on that imac g5, I would go for it if you are just doing some light apps like browsing and itunes. It should be fast enough.
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07-28-2008, 08:25 PM #6
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I have a 2.1 Ghz iMac G5. If the OS was Tiger Vs Leopard, 512 Megs would go a bit farther but still if you run more than a few simple applications all at the same time, with 512Megs it will bog down a bit. With 10.5 Leopard it will be more so.
For basic usage it will get you by with 512 but I would upgrade to at least 1GB ASAP with Leopard. More if you can....Dennis
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08-09-2008, 01:36 PM #7
I have the same system, but with 2GB of memory rather than 512MB. The computer works great for 'light' tasks like Internet, e-mail, iChat, iPhoto, iTunes, and word processing. I use a PC for gaming, so I cannot comment on that aspect, but otherwise it is a great machine and I cannot see why you would have any problems using it.My iMac: 1.6 GHz PowerPC G5, 2 GB (2x1GB) Kingston RAM, 80 GB ATA Hard Drive, DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drive, 17" LCD Display, NVIDIA GeForce FX5200, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
08-10-2008, 10:35 AM #8
It won't be slow at all. The G5 is a decent processor and can handle easy things like web browsing and videos in its sleep.
Dual core processors are faster for games and intensive tasks such as video editing, but a lot of it is marketing.
512Mb is fine, but it might become a bit sluggish if you have 2 or 3 programs open at once and you need to switch between them. 1 gig would be worth getting - tell the buyer you think it's worth $350 because its only got 512Mb and you'll need to upgrade it.
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