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17-inch iMac G5/2.0GHz

At a Glance
  • Apple 17-inch iMac G5/2.0GHz

    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 2.0GHz G5 processor, is in the middle of the line of the second iteration of the iMac...

No single change in the latest iMac G5s is earthshaking, but together they add significant value to a series that was already quite appealing. This model features a faster processor and a DVD-burning SuperDrive for $200 more than the other 17-inch configuration.

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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 2.0GHz G5 processor, is in the middle of the line 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
    • Double-layer SuperDrive
    • AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR now standard

    Cons

    • No height adjustment
    • No front ports
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