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17-inch iMac G5/1.8GHz (2005)

At a Glance
  • Apple 17-inch iMac G5/1.8GHz (2005)

    Macworld Rating

    The iMac G5 is a computer completely built into a flat-panel monitor. This model, which has a 17-inch display and a 1.8GHz G5 processor, is the bottom of the second iteration of the iMac G5, introduced in...

No single change in the latest batch of iMac G5s is earthshaking, but together they add significant value to a series that was already quite appealing. If you're on a tight budget, and if you have no interest in burning DVDs, this $1,299 model remains a real bargain.

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At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    The iMac G5 is a computer completely built into a flat-panel monitor. This model, which has a 17-inch display and a 1.8GHz G5 processor, is the bottom of the second iteration of the iMac G5, introduced in early May 2005. It includes a base of 512MB of RAM and built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0.

    Pros

    • Adequate memory
    • Striking design
    • AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR now standard

    Cons

    • No height adjustment
    • No front ports
    • No DVD burner
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