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17-inch iMac Core Duo/1.83GHz (Education)

At a Glance
  • Apple 17-inch iMac Core Duo/1.83GHz (Education)

    Macworld Rating

    This Intel-powered iMac replaces the PowerPC-based eMac as Apple's educational offering. Apart from a smaller hard drive capacity and a built-in Combo drive instead of a SuperDrive, this 17-inch model...

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    This Intel-powered iMac replaces the PowerPC-based eMac as Apple's educational offering. Apart from a smaller hard drive capacity and a built-in Combo drive instead of a SuperDrive, this 17-inch model differs from the other 17-inch 1.83GHz iMac by sporting integrated graphics and not featuring a built-in Bluetooth module. Build-to-order options include a 160GB hard drive instead of the standard 80GB drive, an external USB modem, memory up to 2GB, and the pre-installed iWork '06 suite.

    Pros

    • Good features for education market
    • Impressive performance
    • Attractive price
    • Big improvement over eMac in most areas

    Cons

    • No SuperDrive option
    • No included word processing, spreadsheet, or page layout software
    • RAM upgrades require matched pairs

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