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Rare Touchscreen iMac Surfaces on Craigslist

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picture-1While not a mobile device, our fascination with all things touch at GBM has us wanting to learn more about this rare, early generation iMac with an installed touchscreen.   The seller’s brief description tells us that these limited edition iMacs were originally used in kiosks requiring touch input.   A measly $70 OBO will allow you to put your hands all over this treasure.   The seller says, “This is a great deal for any collector. This is something you can’t even buy on eBay.”   Too bad s/he didn’t do a quick eBay search to find that you actually can buy one of these special models on the famous auction site.

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The eBay auction for one of these touchscreen iMacs has a Buy it Now price of $119 and lists the following specs:

  • 500 MHZ PowerPC Processor
  • 128MB RAM/MEMORY
  • DVD-ROM
  • 30 GB hard disk drive
  • OS X 9.0
  • TOUCH SCREEN.

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Anyone have any experience with these touchscreen dinosaurs?   Hit up the comments to share your knowledge.

Original link from Craigslist.

As an educator and school counselor, Matthew is an advocate for using technology in the classroom and passionate about exposing students to technologies that will empower them in their future careers. Follow Matthew on Twitter.

2 Comments

  1. ahoeben

    03/21/2009 at 9:30 am

    Trolltouch made an aftermarket touchscreen kit for the classic imac. Not that rare at all.

  2. Xavier

    03/21/2009 at 1:25 pm

    Nice find Matt, I wonder if any of these ended up in classrooms.

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