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Apple iMac 17" Desktop - M9843LL/A (May, 2005)

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With the PowerPC G5 processor, the iMac G5 desktop offers a speedy and powerful performance that is perfect for your office. This Mac 17-inch desktop runs on the Apple Mac OS X 10.4 operating system that accepts various modern applications. With the ATI RADEON 9600 graphic processor, this Apple desktop gives an outstanding graphic performance. Stay connected to the web as the iMac G5 comes equipped with Ethernet connectivity. This Mac 17-inch desktop boasts 1024x768 of maximum video resolution for clarity and sharpness. You do not have to create a special space to keep this Mac 17-inch desktop, thanks to its space-saving design. Other notable features of the iMac G5 are built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth wireless technology for connectivity and160GB HDD, 512 MB RAM, for storage and enhanced application performance.

Product Identifiers
Product Family iMac
Model IDPowerMac8.2

Processor TypePowerPC G5
Processor Speed1.80 GHz

Video Output InterfaceAGP 8x
Motherboard I/O PortsFireWire (IEEE1394a) x 2, RJ11 Phone Jack x 1 (Input), RJ45 Lan Port x 1, USB 1.1 x 2, USB 2.0 x 3
Bus Speed600 MHz

Screen TypeFlat Panel LCD
Screen Size17"

Technical Features
Expansion SlotsAGP x8 x 1

Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity160 GB
Hard Drive Rotation Speed7200 RPM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA

Installed RAM512 MB
RAM Supported Speed400 MHz
RAM Max Supported Size2 GB
RAM Memory Slots Qunatity2 x 184 Pin DIMMs, 2 x DIMMs
Installed Cache Memory32 KB
Max. Cache Memory512 KB

Optical Drive TypeCD-RW/DVD-ROM
Optical Drive Read Speed24x (CD), 8x (DVD)
Optical Drive Write Speed24x (CD)
Optical Drive ReWrite Speed16x (CD-RW), 24x (CD-RW), 8x (CD-RW)

On Board Graphic ProcessorATI RADEON 9600
Max. Video Resolution1440 x 900
Installed Video Memory128 MB
Video Outputs15 Pin D-Sub VGA port x 1, Mini-VGA, S-Video x 1

Audio InputLine In (3.5mm), Microphone, Optical Digital In, SPDIF in
Audio OutputHeadphones, Optical Digital, Optical Digital Output, SPDIF out, Sound card, Speaker(s)

Modem TypeModem

Data Link ProtocolAirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Networking TypeBluetooth, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN

Depth6.8 in.
Height16.9 in.
Width16.8 in.
Weight18.5 lb.

Form FactorAll-in-one
Release DateMay, 2005
Exterior ColorSnow, White

eBay Product ID: EPID78109315

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    Created: 04/10/10

    Apple iMac G5 17 inch

    This G5 iMac computer fills an important spot in our home network. Because it runs on System 10.4 It can network equally well with older PowerPC Macs running System 9.2 and newer Macs running System 10.5 or later which cannot (easily) network with Macs running System 9. We previously owned an iMac G5 17 inch with a 2 GHz processor and it died presumably from the capacitor failure which has become common for that generation. That seems to be the main weakness of this generation iMac. I bought this used G5 to fill the huge gap in our network. We network between an iMac 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and a Mac G3 desktop using ethernet. The G5 can see and move files to and from any of the other computers.

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    Created: 07/02/13

    Very Sexy Mac! A real breakthru when introduced, now an excellent value.

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

    I have had one of these since they came out; got mine ca. 2006.
    This machine did everything I needed - including Photoshop and some light video editing. My daily activities really barely challenged this capable machine. I never hardwired it to the web. I just used the built in Airport wireless to talk to my Airport Base station and it also ran fine on Linksys.

    It is now limited by its outdated Power PC processor. It can only use up to OS 10.5.8, and will not run newer programs that need an Intel processor. It's still easily able to use for readin', writin', and surfin', but now there are newer Flash updates that it won't run, so you'll run into problems with viewing some web videos, and some downloaded ones as well. I now have a more modern arsenal of Macs, but I still have an iMac G5 that I use and am saving for my kids. (PS I have thirty seven years of experience with Apple's Macs, so I have some perspective.) Although getting a little dated, this is still one fine machine. Especially if your needs are simple, you cannot beat this Mac for the money. You can find them on eBay (July 2013) for $60 - 80.00. For another Fifty bucks, however, you can find an Intel duo-core iMac, a better idea, if you can afford it. There is a lot a life left in this noble, if aged, warrior. Good luck!

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    Created: 11/13/13

    poor experince

    No, I would not recommend this product.

    it died after 2 weeks of having it...doesnt power on anymore and when I asked for password it the owner never gave it to me

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    Created: 03/01/11


    I bought this computer for my sister and i got really exited because it was in excellent conditions and i got really happy because i recived it right away i feel really sure to recomand everybody.

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