I have been eyeing this original iMac G3 in the local thrift for a few weeks now. Priced at $25, I really wanted to have this as a collectors piece… especially since it had the original IEC power cable, and ‘puck’ mouse. As for the keyboard… it was sold separately before I could get the cash to buy anything.
It still works! This was definitely a history lesson for me, this was one of the computers that helped explode the beginning of the internet age as we know it today.
Nice clean OS, with no apparent sign of use. Although, it might have been cleaned off before donated to the thrift store. Mac OS 9.2.2 with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.
I found the complete specs by searching the serial number on chipmunk.nl
Serial number: XB84413MEUL
Model Number: M6709
Machine Model: iMac,1
Model introduced: 1998
Production year: 1998
Production week: 44 (November)
Production number: 1279 (within this week)
CPU speed: 233MHz
Family name: M4984
Screen size: 15 inch
Screen resolution: 1024×768 pixels
Colour: Bondi Blue
Memory – flavour: PC100-S-100
Memory – number of slots: 2
Memory – largest module: 256MB
Factory: XB (ElkGrove/Sacramento, California)
When trying to pull up Facebook, the entire computer became unresponsive. I don’t think I’m going to upgrade it to OS X. Although it’s capable, I would like to just leave it as it is and put it away.