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What do you think of this apple desktop? Is it a good deal for $235?


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Condition: Factory Recertified
Packaging: Box
Warranty: 90 Day
Brand: Apple
Model: M9031LL/A

Product Features:
• Dual 1.8GHz PowerPC G5 processors
• 2GB RAM (expandable to 8GB)
• 160GB hard drive
• DVD±RW drive
• Ethernet port
• 3 USB 2.0 ports (1 front, 2 rear)
• 2 FireWire 400 ports (1 front, 1 rear)
• 1 FireWire 800 port
• ADC port
• DVI port
• NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra 64MB graphics
• Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.11)

What You Get:
• Apple Power Mac G5 Dual
• AC Adapter

I've never bought an apple desktop b4 so I dont really know.

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is this a really old version?
well, i was think of using it to watch movie, listening music, office work, etc
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is this a really old version?
Yes. At best…this is a 2004 vintage computer (about 10 years old). And it's old hardware. Apple moved from PowerPC cpu's to Intel in 2006.

And yes…$235 is too much for this. These are selling closer to $100-$125 on eBay. And I remember one selling for $55 a while ago (but this is rare).

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There is no 10 yr old computer worth more than ~$100.

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$50 for mine maximum and the 1.8Ghz was the worst of the dual processor G5 PowerMacs. Wonder what 'factory recertified' means. You guys ever struck that before on so old a computer?

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$50 for mine maximum and the 1.8Ghz was the worst of the dual processor G5 PowerMacs. Wonder what 'factory recertified' means. You guys ever struck that before on so old a computer?
That Factory Re-Certified got to me also. Apple surly would not re-Certify that old thing! and Agreed, there were many issued with the Dual 1.8 G5s.

To the OP, I would look for maybe the 1st generation Intel Mini. You might find one for that price and it would blow the doors off that Power PC machine and give you a more modern OS also.

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