Pros

  • Built-in wireless capabilities
  • New keyboard
  • Compact, all-in-one design
  • Big, beautiful screen

Cons

  • Glossy screen may frustrate some users

At A Glance

The most distinctive changes to the iMac line come on the outside -- the desktop now sports an aluminum enclosure that resembles what you might see from the Mac Pro or MacBook Pro. The 17-inch offerings are gone, replaced by a pair of 20-inch models and a 24-inch iMac, each with a glossy wide screen. Other changes are more modest -- processor speeds now top out at 2.4GHz, instead of 2.16GHz. But all iMacs now feature a FireWire 800 port and can support up to 4GB of RAM.

Manufacturer’s Description

The 24" iMac with 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU from Apple is a sleek all-in-one computer that has been designed to meet the needs of video professionals, graphic designers, families, educators, and business people.The iMac sports a sleek aluminum and glass industrial design, with a matching slimline aluminum keyboard. The built-in iSight camera hides discretely above the LCD screen, giving you ready access to a webcam for Internet chat and conferencing.The computer is powered by a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor for superior performance. It boasts 1 GB of RAM, a 320 GB hard drive, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Airport Extreme Wi-Fi, integrated speakers, and the SuperDrive DVD burner. The glossy 24" widescreen display is powered by ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory.All this hardware runs on Apple's OS X 10.4 Tiger operating system. Tiger features Rosetta technology, which allows you to seamlessly run legacy applications that were written for PowerPC processors, without the need for any complicated emulation software. The iMac is a strikingly elegant computer that will feel at home on virtually any desk.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo T7700
Processor speed 2400.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Display size 24.0 inches
Display type LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Mobility Radeon HD2600 XT
General Information
UPC Code 885909150311
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Memory
Memory type DDR2
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Remote Control

Performance

Macworld Labs
Cinema 4D XL 10.5 0:54
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5 with 2GB of RAM
Speedmark 5 Score 245
iTunes 7.5 0:59
Photoshop CS3 0:55
Compressor 1:57
iMovie HD 6 0:47
Unreal Tournament 2004 88.6fps