As I have said before. sometimes, odd duck hardware has been knwn to show up on my doorstoop, and yet another example showed up this past weekend - a 17" iMac G5 that was having various HDD-related issues (which turned out to be corruption-related).
What's In The Enclosure?
The G5 iSight comes with either a 17" or 20"display, a built-in camera. and normally shipped with OS X Tiger (it is upgradeable to Leopard). It also includes gigabit Ethernet AND wireless (Airport). Contrary to belief, several non-Apple routers support Airport (such as Netgear's WNDR 3400 and newer - my own WNDR3700v4 was therefore not a problem).
As good as Apple has been as of late, the G5 was a rare victim of Bad Timing on Apple's part.
Minus number one - these were among the last PowerPC Apple Macs (which means no Snow Leopard, let alone anything later). Minus number two is low RAM capacity - the G5 hits the RAM ceiling at 2.5 GB of 533MHz DDR2. Minus number three. fortunately for the used Mac marketplace, is a relative quibble - the standard HDDs (250GB for the iSight being reviewed, with a 400GB drive standard in the 20" model) and included DVD-burning SuperDrive makes this a serviceable, though dated, media machine. Despite the lack of QuartzExtreme, the built-in AMD Radeon 600XL PCI Express GPU is no slouch.