Pros

  • Built-in wireless capabilities
  • Addition of FireWire 800 port
  • New keyboard
  • Compact, all-in-one design
  • Same performance as 24-inch model

Cons

  • Glossy screen may frustrate some users
  • Viewing angle not as good as 24-inch model

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 20" 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 businesspeople.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 2400.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor Yes
Display size 20.0 inches
Display type Active Matrix LCD (TFT)
Resolution 1680 x 1050 pixels
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
General Information
UPC Code 885909150335
Memory
Memory type DDR2
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Remote Control

Performance

Macworld Labs
iTunes 7.5 0:59
Photoshop CS3 0:55
iMovie HD 6 0:47
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5 with 2GB of RAM
Unreal Tournament 2004 88.7fps
Cinema 4D XL 10.5 0:54
Speedmark 5 Score 245
Compressor 1:57