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

At A Glance

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.

Manufacturer’s Description

Loaded with iLife, the iMac makes it easy to turn your photos, movies, and music into blogs, podcasts, books, and calendars. All the other essentials are built in as well, including an iSight camera, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Just plug it in, turn it on, and you?re ready to create something great. Now shipping with iLife '08. Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard is pre-installed.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 2800.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor Yes
Display size 24.0 inches
Display type Active Matrix LCD (TFT)
Resolution 1900 x 1200 pixels
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
General Information
UPC Code 885909203093
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Memory
Memory type DDR2
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Remote Control

Performance

Macworld Labs
iTunes 7.5 0:53
Cinema 4D XL 8.5 141
Photoshop CS3 0:48
iMovie HD 6 0:40
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5.2 with 2GB of RAM
Unreal Tournament 2004 114.5fps
Cinema 4D XL 10.5 0:45
Compressor 1:31

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