- Good performance
- Attractive price
- 2GB RAM limit
- Lack of free RAM slot makes for costlier memory upgrades
- Limited internal expansion options
- Missing some features of other models
At A Glance
The iMac plunges below the $1,000 threshold with this model, whose specs bear a strong resemblance to the 1.83GHz iMac Core Duo that Apple sells to education institutions. The main difference: this iMac is powered by the next-generation of dual-core Intel chips, the Core 2 Duo. Otherwise, this 17-inch model has many of the same features, including integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics that share RAM with the main memory and no built-in support for Bluetooth. It's also worth noting that memory on this model tops out at 2GB, as opposed to 3GB on the other Core 2 Duo iMac configurations. Apple's remote is a build-to-order option for this iMac.
The 17" iMac with 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU is a powerful and compact computer designed to meet the needs of video editors, graphic designers, families, educators and businesspeople. The computer is built around a 17" widescreen LCD display designed by Apple delivering an elegant all-in-one solution that saves space by combining the monitor and computer into one component.
|Processor type||Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile|
|Processor speed||1830.0 MHz|
|Display size||17.0 inches|
|Display type||Active Matrix LCD (TFT)|
|Resolution||1440 x 900 pixels|
|Primary Graphics Chipset||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950|