Pros

  • Built-in wireless capabilities
  • Addition of FireWire 800 port
  • New keyboard
  • Compact, all-in-one design
  • Same price as previous 17-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 -- the low-end iMac now runs on a 2GHz processor, instead of 1.83GHz. But all iMacs now feature a FireWire 800 port and can support up to 4GB of RAM.

Manufacturer’s Description

The iMac is more powerful than ever, with a faster processor, next-generation graphics, and larger hard drive. And it's loaded with everything you need to make use of that power, including a built-in iSight camera, Wi-Fi, and SuperDrive.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 2000.0 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 885909150328
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 1:05
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5 with 2GB of RAM
Speedmark 5 Score 210
Photoshop CS3 1:03
Compressor 2:17
iMovie HD 6 0:56
iTunes 7.5 1:09
Unreal Tournament 2004 73.7fps

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