Apple iMac 24" Desktop (September, 2006) - Customized
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- lonewolf-1May 28, 2015by
Older model but with the Matte finish display, still the best!
Item was received in great shape, I have several of these units and wanted this one for a backup. Apple no longer makes a large desktop computer with a Matte screen, they've gone the way of microsoft, all screens are Glossy! What a bummer, I'll never buy a new machine again, can't use a glossy computer. Apple used to accommodate us by charging a few bucks more for a glossy screen, but NO MORE, they've gotten too big and rich to offer the public what it desires, I guess they were too busy making a stupid watch. Anyhow, This machine worked out so well I am using it as my primary computer. the others are now my backup. I can't tell you how many of these in the 2.16 configuration I out-lived those all had problems with the video card or whatever makes that model pixelate to the point the display cannot be used at all. The 3.22 model has not given me that problem at all. Hopefully my announcing that doesn't result in Murphy's Law taking over and pixelating my working MA456LL/A desktops.Read full review
- zibwaFeb 10, 2015by
Gorgeous display. Works (mostly) to operate Win7 remotely using GoToMyPC.
Three years ago we bought a Windows 7 netbook with MicroSquash office. The PowerPoint files it wrote couldn't be read by a Windows 7 desktop with MicroSquash Office Pro at my wife's workplace. The "help" we got from MicroSquash was a message that the IT folks at her work needed to install patch XYZ. Sorry, but IT folks at my wife's work don't take their orders from me. We returned the netbook and got an iPad, which CAN write files that the computer at work will read. I swore I would never buy another Windows machine, so when I needed to use GoToMyPC from home for my work, I bought this used iMac.<br><br>It does almost everything I need. Using GoToMyPC, I can't send the keystroke combination "control shift enter," needed for matrix formulas in MS Excel. GoToMyPC folks spent two hours with me online and finally agreed it can't be done. How very odd. Also, I use DropBox. Even though both the iMac and the Win7 machine support folder names that start with numbers, DropBox can't seem to connect them. DropBox support folks essentially confirmed the problem, but did not offer me a solution or the chance to submit a suggestion. Renaming the folders did work, but this is not a trivial solution because the folders contain many path-dependent GIS projects, and rebuilding is a pain in the patoot.<br><br>Probably because this is a older machine, it is a little slow to boot up, and sometimes to process things. I received a DVD with music and slides, created on an iMac. The DVD plays fine on a Win7 machine, but on my iMac the music drops out. I had another surprise, something I expected this machine to do that it didn't, but I don't recall what it was.<br><br>On the other hand, the 24" display is GORGEOUS, with amazing detail and wonderful, rich colors. The same images are far better on the iMac than on a Windows machine. I still am looking for an equivalent to IrfanView to view my photos. The viewers I have found work kinda, but navigation is awkward.<br><br>This is my first experience with a Mac. I started out with MS DOS and still haven't quite figured out the logic and rationale of Windows. Mac OS is even more baffling; so intuitive that I simply can't comprehend it. I expected this learning curve so that is not a disappointment. What is a disappointment is that the help routines on OS X Lion are even less help than MicroSquash help files, a thing I had not thought possible. At least with MicroSquash, if you do know how to do something you can decipher that the help files are describing the same process.<br><br>My son has had Macs for years and his have been rock solid dependable. My overall rating reflects that expectation for this one.Read full review
- ebransonFeb 9, 2014by
Wish I could find another just like it for price.
Love it. My granddaugter stays on it more than me I do. I dont want to type another 3411 characters. 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😀😀😀😀😊😊😊😀😊😀😊😊😀😊😊😀😀😀😊😊😀😀😊😊😀😀😊😊😀😀😊😊😀😀😀😀😊😊😀😀😛
- jtor2580Oct 5, 2010by
Hey! Just to said I never have had a MAC Computer. This One is assom! It has a 24" and a Intel Core Dou with a great performance. I starter to make some stuffs on the MAC and it respond great!<br>I really recommend those ones Hom has a Windows to change to MAC.<br><br>Have a great day!