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24-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/2.93GHz

At a Glance
  • Apple 24-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/2.93GHz

    Macworld Rating

    This model's 2.93GHz processor puts in the middle of the three 24-inch configurations. It also features discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 120 graphics with 256MB of GDDR3 memory to better graphic-intensive apps.

The iMac continues to be a desktop Mac that's powerful enough to please both general consumers and professionals. The 24-inch models are an attractive buy, as they offer more memory and storage capacity as well as better performance than the lone 20-inch iMac. And this model's discreet graphics help it perform graphically-intensive tasks.

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At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    This model's 2.93GHz processor puts in the middle of the three 24-inch configurations. It also features discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 120 graphics with 256MB of GDDR3 memory to better graphic-intensive apps.

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Glossy screen may frustrate some users
    • FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter
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