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17-inch iMac G5/2.0GHz

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

    Macworld Rating

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.

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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