|Screen Size||17 inches|
|Processor||1.9 GHz PowerPC G5|
|RAM||512 MB ddr_sdram|
|Hard Drive||160 GB|
|Card Description||ATI Radeon X600 Pro|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||128 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
Apple iMac G5 Desktop with 17" MA063LL/A (1.9 GHz PowerPC G5, 512 MB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- 1.9 GHz PowerPC G5 running Mac OS X version 10.4 Tiger
- 512 MB DDR SDRAM, 160 GB hard drive, and SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW), built-in iSight video camera
- 17-inch (viewable) widescreen TFT active-matrix LCD, 1440 x 900 pixels, millions of colors
- Two FireWire 400 ports; three USB 2.0 ports, two USB 1.1 ports (on keyboard); VGA output; S-video and composite video output
- Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit), 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (802.11g), and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module
Includes: Apple Remote, Apple Keyboard, Mighty Mouse, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Front Row, Photo Booth, iLife '05, iChat, AppleWorks, Quicken 2006 for Mac, 2006 World Book, & more. Apple 17" iMac - This iMac computer features a brand new bundle of software and built-in hardware to further enhance your computing experience. The iSight camera is now built into the iMac for quick and easy video chatting. No additional hardware to buy, nothing to attach to the computer, no cables, & no software to install or configure. Just turn on iChat AV, click a buddy's video icon and you're ready to chat - visually! You can also take command of your iMac from the sofa or across the room with the included Apple Remote and Front Row software. Front Row gives you an intuitive graphic interface and large text and graphics that are easy to see. Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive - (write speeds) up to 2.4x Double Layer DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD-RW, 4x DVD+RW, 24x CD-R, & 8x CD-RW Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive - (read speeds) up to 8x DVD-ROM & 24x CD-ROM 17 widescreen TFT active-matrix LCD Native Resolution - 1440 x 900 Built-in iSight ATI Radeon X600 Pro with 128MB DDR SDRAM - PCI-Express Ports - 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 2 FireWire 400, 3 USB 2.0, 2 USB 1.1 (on keyboard), 1 VGA, 1 S-Video, 1 Composite Video, 1 Headphone/Optical Digital Audio Out, & 1 Audio Line In Built-in Stereo Speakers Built-in Microphone Built-in 802.11g AirPort Extreme Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) Module Unit Weight - 15.5 lbs.
Top Customer Reviews
Originally I was going to purchase the model under this that doesn't have iSight, but I believe it runs at two GHz. I got this though, for the Front Row and Mouse.
So, all in a matter of a half an hour which entitled me driving to Compusa and picking this up, showing it off to my rents, and backing up/dismembering my old P2 desktop. Ten minutes after I had my iMac set up and online. First thoughts are it's fast, but the welcome screen takes a while (about a full minute on first set up). Pros are the invisible magnets that hold up things like the remote on the side.
Getting the hang of the Mac is simple, and easy. In a matter of minutes I had Safari open, Mail configured, and iTunes had recognized my Gen one iPod.
When you first turn your iMac on and have the net up you will see Software Update popup to tell you if there are any new things. After a quick restar my computer was up to date. A good thing is that the updates are free so far, and come frequently.
You certainly have enough software on the iMac when you start up, I added Real player, Windows Media, and some codec players as well. I also installed Photoshop and some torrent programs.
The ram and processor are great, really fast. Though if you plan on doing Photoshop and other apps all at once, upgrade to at least one gig. I plan on maxing out my ram ASAP.
On to the only Con.
If you like games, you probably will hate mac. Mac has limited games, most of the newer games for Windows come out on Mac but a lot don't.Read more ›
I am extremely pleased with the elegant design and ease of use. I used to use Windows, which was a pain. Now, after switching to the Mac, I don't have any computer problems. I haven't had any viruses or crashes. It is absolutely unbeleivable, given that my other Windows computers crash just about every day.
This iMac is a very smart buy. Apple packs a lot of bang for your buck, in terms of functionality, durablility, and ease of use.
The one thing I cannot stress enough about my new iMac is that is is extremely easy to use. And I mean simple. This thing is made for both the computer literate, and the computer illiterate.
Stable operating system, no viruses, everything just works.
Front row is a bit slow and clunky.
I am graphic designer and have used Macs at work, and this is the latest iMac they have purchased for me to use at the office. I have had the original CRT iMac, and then the swivel arm LCD iMac that followed. The current G5 iMac is the best of the bunch. The widescreen LCD is sharp and bright, and affords a large viewing area. It is quiet and fast, however Apple is a bit skimpy with the standard RAM, 512mb is the absolute least you should have in this machine. Thankfully, adding additional ram is simple.
MAC OS X 10.4 Tiger is an awesome operating system; everything looks great, and runs smoothly. No crashes, no viruses, and no worries that something you've been working on for the last 2 hours will be lost if you forget to save. Almost all of the necessary programs are available for MAC as well; Microsoft Office, most Adobe products, and quicken. Also, the iLife suite of software than came with system is great.
My only caveats are with front row and the wireless keyboard and mouse. Front Row is sometimes slow to operate and frequently loses connection with the Movie Trailer server, and the apple wireless keyboard and mouse I have with my iMac sometimes loose their connection, and the mouse is still only one button, while Apple's Mighty Mouse is a four button.
Overall, I love the Macintosh operating system, and the iMac G5. After using them at work for so many years and loving them, I finally replaced my home computer, a DELL with an Apple PowerMac G5.
About the Intel switch.
Recently a friend of mine said he had the ability to try a prototype Mac with the new Intel chips. He said the chip was a dual core 4.0 Ghz in a PowerMac. He felt that the system performance seemed no faster that the current G5 PowerPC chip. One more reason not to wait for Intel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After years of using PC's with a "virus" called Windows, I made the switch to Macintosh with an iBook G4 and the iMac G5 and haven't regretted it since. Read morePublished on January 25, 2007 by Mitch
I purchased this model recently as my first Apple computer. Coming from a Unix background, the initial experience is a bit of a mixed bag. Read morePublished on May 27, 2006 by Eric Robertson
I bought my iMac G5 3 weeks ago, not from Amazon; but from the Apple Store (Refurbished for $999). This was absolutely the best value I couldve gotten: especially since because of... Read morePublished on May 20, 2006 by Lida Goodhart
im very happy to have bought this computer after many years of PC.Published on March 17, 2006 by Lynda Ruth Burdick
I actually purchased this iMac for my cousin who was tired of the Windows world. She is extremely happy with this iMac and wonders why she waited so long to go back to a Mac. Read morePublished on February 23, 2006 by Philm
This is everything Apple's advertisement says it is. It puts my old PC to shame. I plugged my digital camera in and the Iphoto software instantly recognized my camera without me... Read morePublished on February 16, 2006 by Herbert R. Harris
My iMacing started with the all in one G3 (Graphite). I was very happy with it, but eventually upgraded to the G4 with the flat screen and that cool chrome swivel. Read morePublished on January 22, 2006 by Michael A. Brown
I always get alittle chuckle in me when i read reviews like " Former Mac addict" posted. Just because something didnt work or was broken they dismiss the entire computer. Read morePublished on December 12, 2005 by Dean