Pros

  • 1GB of RAM standard
  • Nearly identical performance to 24-inch model
  • Larger and brighter display

Cons

  • Lack of free RAM slot makes for costlier memory upgrades
  • Limited internal expansion options
  • 3GB RAM limit

At A Glance

Apple boosts the processor in its 20-inch iMac to 2.16GHz. And this isn't just a mere jump in clock speed -- the old Core Duo chip has been replaced with a next-generation Core 2 Duo that boosts the amount of shared L2 cache to 4MB. Other than the larger screen size, faster processor and bigger hard drive, the specs on this model match the 17-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/2GHz. Build-to-order options include a 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo processor and a 500GB hard drive.

Manufacturer’s Description

Whether youâ??re surfing the web, editing video, managing photos, or enjoying face-time with far-flung friends, youâ??ll thoroughly enjoy the lush visual experience of working on iMac. With excellent color saturation, it features a cinematic 16:10 wide aspect ratio thatâ??s perfect for watching movies. And iMac delivers a beautifully bright display.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 2160.0 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 X1600
General Information
UPC Code 885909117369
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Memory
Memory type DDR2
Motherboard
Motherboard Chipset Intel 945PM Chipset
Other Features
Devices
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Remote Control

Performance

Macworld Labs
iTunes 6.0.4 1:03
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4.7, 1GB of RAM
Photoshop CS2 1:55
iMovie 6.0.2 0:52
Compressor 2:37
Cinema 4D XL 8.5 94
Cinema 4D XL 9.5.21 1:01
Unreal Tournament 2004 74.4fps