Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    gillms1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 21, 2005
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    23
    Specs:
    13.3" MBP 2.53GHz, 500GB 7200rpm HD, 4GB Ram
    Buying a used intel iMac
    Hi,

    I've seen a 20" 2.16ghz core 2 duo, 2GB Ram iMac for 700 (around $1400) - it still has 8 months warranty on it but doesn't come boxed or with the original installation cd's.

    1) Sound like a good deal?

    2) Is it risky buying without the installation cd's? Or could I just purchase an extra copy of tiger and use to re-install if I ever needed to (obviously the OS would install, but do the original cd's contain specific drivers?).

    Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Sunny

  2. #2

    cazabam's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 06, 2006
    Posts
    1,153
    Specs:
    MacBook 2.0GHz White, 512MB RAM, 60GB HDD
    The Intel Mac install disks contain the Intel version of Tiger. The normal off-the-shelf version won't work at all. You need the disks for the machine you have. I think Apple will sell you a set, though.

    Sounds like a good deal, though.

  3. #3

    gillms1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 21, 2005
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    23
    Specs:
    13.3" MBP 2.53GHz, 500GB 7200rpm HD, 4GB Ram
    thanks for the reply - I'll e-mail apple and ask them if they offer the installation cd's.

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2004
    Posts
    3,378
    I would check Apple refurbished. Their prices are really close to that, may even be cheaper. Also it will come with a 1 year warranty.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Imac 27" intel core i7 Or wait for new 2012 Imac?
    By Malik786 in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-15-2012, 05:13 AM
  2. Transfer data: Non-Intel iMac to Intel iMac
    By jklingel in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-24-2011, 03:55 PM
  3. Buying a White Intel iMac?
    By SimonB in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-09-2010, 03:35 PM
  4. Buying advice - PowerPC or Intel iMac
    By djlee12 in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-01-2006, 07:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •