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

    Note:
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by malikelsan View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    $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.
    Last edited by dtravis7; 05-22-2014 at 06:17 PM.

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