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Apple iMac 17" Desktop - MA063LL/A (October, 2005)

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For a sublime combination of looks and innovation, get the stunning Apple iMac G5 desktop with an LED-backlit display that offers HD content. This Apple 17-inch desktop has a 178-degree horizontal viewing angle that enables you to view the monitor from practically anywhere in the room. This Apple personal computer is powered by next-generation Intel quad-core Intel processors that make this PC super quick. The integrated MD Radeon HD graphics processors make this Apple 17-inch desktop a dream device for all 3D gaming aficionados. This Apple personal computer’s Thunderbolt port has two 10-Gbps data channels that transfer data at an unprecedented speed, for a multimedia experience. Incorporated with an HD camera, the Apple iMac G5 lets you make FaceTime video calls at a 720p resolution.

Product Identifiers
BrandApple
Product Family iMac
Model IDPowerMac12,1
Model NumberA1144
UPC718908470701

Processor
Processor TypePowerPC G5
Processor Speed1.90 GHz
Number of CoresSingle-Core

Motherboard
Video Output InterfacePCI Express
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 Speed633 MHz

Display
Screen TypeFlat Panel LCD TFT (Active Matrix)
Screen Size17"

Technical Features
Expansion SlotsPCI Express x1 x 1

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

Memory
RAM TechnologyDDR2 SDRAM
Installed RAM512 MB
RAM Supported Speed533 MHz
RAM Max Supported Size2.5 GB
Installed Cache Memory32 KB
Max. Cache Memory512 KB

CD / DVD
Optical Drive TypeDVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Read Speed24x (CD), 8x (DVD)
Optical Drive Write Speed2.4x (DVD+R DL), 24x (CD), 8x (DVD+R), 8x (DVD-R)
Optical Drive ReWrite Speed4x (DVD+RW), 4x (DVD-RW), 8x (CD-RW)

Video
On Board Graphic ProcessorATI RADEON X600 Pro
Max. Video Resolution1440 x 900
Installed Video Memory128 MB
Video Outputs15 Pin D-Sub VGA port x 1, Composite x 1, S-Video x 1

Audio
Audio InputIntegrated Microphone, Line In (3.5mm), Microphone
Audio OutputHeadphones, Optical Digital, Optical Digital Output, Sound card, Speaker(s), Speakers

Modem
Modem TypeModem

Networking
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

Dimensions
Depth6.8 in.
Height16.9 in.
Width16.8 in.
Weight15.5 lb.

Miscellaneous
Form FactorAll-in-one
Release DateOctober, 2005
Exterior ColorWhite
Other FeaturesBuilt In Web Camera, Infrared Remote Control

eBay Product ID: EPID78109305

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Created: 06/04/10

This iMac is an acceptable computer for my wife's needs

With a 17in screen this computer is an acceptable desktop for my wife's use for surfing the web and emails. The G5 processor means that it is NOT upgradable to the latest Apple OS Snow Leopard 10.6.
Max memory is 2GB. Overall satisfied with this computer for my wife's limited needs.
Myself I have an intel based 24" iMac with 4gb memory. If you wish to use your desktop for memory draining applications (Photoshop the obvious example) I would not recommend this 4 year old version of iMac. A plus for my wife is the built-in iSight so she can keep in touch with relatives in the UK via Skype.

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Created: 12/02/11

This is a working backup computer for my office software.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

This is a great computer. This particular model is probably obsolete in some ways, but it does have the OS and CPU which will run our dental office software. We started in the 80's with a $20,000 system with little computers which had this little thing called a mouse. We had never seen this before. Dot matrix printers and 3 1/2 inch floppy disks for backup. It was really intuitive to operate, forget the instruction manuals! Before that time my employees were afraid to touch a computer. I called the first system our insurance form and billing machine.

Over the years hardware and software improved. We graduated to the G5 PPC hardware a few years ago. A problem with these machines in general is that they have defective capacitors on the mother board. They have a limited life until the system starts to crash and the machine starts to make a "vacuum cleaner" sound. When we tried to take it in for repair we had a difficult time finding anyone to service it, and when we did, we found the mother board would cost $800 and was on backorder, with no date for delivery. You can't run a business like that.

We were able to find a working computer on ebay, and the tech transplanted our old HD into the used machine and we were back in business in about a week. We only need one working machine to keep our accounts, generate statements and insurance forms, but what happens when this 2nd machine goes bad? We decided to search a spare, which was why I bought the latest G5 PPC.

It's running side by side with the machine running the Dental Mac system. I own this software, so I'm not a "software hostage". Maybe we can get a few more years before I have to convert to another system and avoid great expense and conversion work .

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Created: 05/21/12

Great iMac - Older model, but still very useful, and NOT AT ALL obsolete.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

We needed a computer for a teen's room, so he could access the Web for research, etc., as well as writer papers for school without always needing to use our computers. This one allows not only that, but also makes it easy for him to video chat with family and friends who are far away, also without having to borrow our devices with that capability. The large, crystal clear screen is great! This is a great buy!!!

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Created: 01/31/11

Think Different

It's a Mac, whats not to like ? It has looks and is smart.
A typical Apple product, top of the line.

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Created: 09/26/11

easy fix easy sale to friend

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Create home movies and organize your digital photos and music or run professional graphic and video-editing programs. From iMac to Mac Mini to Mac Pro, you can find the Apple desktop that fits your computing.

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