Pros

  • Built-in wireless capabilities
  • Compact, all-in-one design
  • Considerable speed boost over previous analogous model

Cons

  • Glossy screen may frustrate some users
  • Only 1GB of RAM
  • Viewing angle not as good as on the 24-inch model

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. This entry-level iMac now runs at 2.4GHz -- otherwise, the installed memory, hard drive capacity, and optical drive specs remain unchanged from the previous model.

Manufacturer’s Description

The iMac sports a sleek aluminum and glass industrial design, with a matching slimline aluminum keyboard. The built-in iSight camera hides discreetly above the LCD screen, giving you ready access to a webcam for Internet chat and conferencing.The computer is powered by a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor for superior performance. It boasts 1GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Airport Extreme Wi-Fi, integrated speakers, and the SuperDrive DVD burner. The glossy 20" widescreen display is powered by ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics with 128MB of GDDR3 memory.

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 2400 XT
General Information
UPC Code 885909203079
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 0:58
Photoshop CS3 0:54
iMovie HD 6 0:49
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5.2 with 2GB of RAM
Unreal Tournament 2004 90.2fps
Cinema 4D XL 10.5 0:54
Speedmark 5 Score 230
Compressor 1:56