“ Apple iMAC DV Indigo - All-in-one - 1 x PPC G3 400 MHz - RAM 64 MB - HD 1 x 10 GB - DVD - Mdm - LAN EN, Fast EN - MacOS 9 - Monitor : 15" CRT „
The iMac DV was the first computer made by Apple which I owned.
I cannot stress how groundbreaking a machine this was in its heyday - both in appearance and overall design. As such, it was the first computer to feature a USB port - futuristic stuff!
It really is a piece of retro art as well as being an excellent computer, and wouldn't look out of place alongside a lava lamp and a space-hopper.
The deep CRT screen, which is the trademark of this model, also functions as what would be the 'tower' on a standard PC, and houses the brains of the unit.
I loved the way you could look into the translucent surround and see the workings of the unit - it really was a fun product to own.
The mouse which shipped as standard with this device is of the legendary 'hockey puck' design - beautiful to look at but would annoyingly spin round in your hand as you used it.
As a computer, the iMac DV could hold its own amongst the majority of PC's from the same era - it was powerful enough to run processor-hungry applications - for example Photoshop, and also whizzed through mundane tasks like word processing and surfing the net.
You can get hold of an original G3 iMac for under £30 if you know where to look - eBay is a good place to start.
I loved owning this machine, it was great fun to use and didn't ever let me down.
It served as an introduction to Apple and I haven't looked back since. Nowadays i'm still using iMac - albeit the newest version.
How do you make the world's most lovable computer even better? Use the same recipe, but even better ingredients. Welcome to the completely new iMac, the huggable, translucent, incredibly easy-to-use computer with digital video capabilities and optional wireless networking.
Want to play movies - or even make some of your own? An iMac DV model is your personal theater for viewing DVD movies. And just connect your favorite DV camcorder to the FireWire port and use Apple's groundbreaking iMovie software to create your own digital movies - with professional-looking titles, transitions, and special effects. To make your movies sound as great as they look, iMac comes with an impressive new audio system based on Odyssey technology from Harman Kardon. And that beautiful stereo sound is all you'll hear, because iMac has been ingeniously engineered not to need a fan, making it the quietest desktop computer in the world. iMac is ready for whatever you want to do - today or tomorrow. Connect your favorite USB peripherals for new capabilities (DV models also support FireWire peripherals), or add an AirPort wireless networking card. The easy-access door lets you install the card or additional RAM in seconds.