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24-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/2.8GHz

At a Glance
  • Apple 24-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/2.8GHz

    Macworld Rating

    Apple updated its all-in-one desktop line to include next-generation Core 2 Duo processors, which boost the amount of shared L2 cache to 6MB and the frontside bus to 1,066MHz. The top-of-the-line iMac...

The new iMacs are faster than the previous models, but without any increase in price. The 2.8GHz iMac, in all its 24-inch glory, is a stunning machine and is bound to make an impression in your home or office.

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At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    Apple updated its all-in-one desktop line to include next-generation Core 2 Duo processors, which boost the amount of shared L2 cache to 6MB and the frontside bus to 1,066MHz. The top-of-the-line iMac sees its processor boosted to 2.8GHz and its shipping memory upped to 2GB. Build-to-order options include a 3.06GHz processor and the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GS graphics card with 512MB of video RAM.

    Pros

    • Built-in wireless capabilities
    • Compact, all-in-one design
    • Big, beautiful screen
    • Good video frame-rate performance

    Cons

    • Glossy screen may frustrate some users
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