Pros

  • Adequate memory
  • Striking design
  • Double-layer SuperDrive
  • Huge, wide-format screen
  • AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR now standard
  • Reduced price
  • Big hard drive

Cons

  • No height adjustment
  • No front ports

At A Glance

The iMac G5 is a computer completely built into a flat-panel monitor. This model, which has a 20-inch display and a 2.0GHz G5 processor, is in the top of the line of the second iteration of the iMac G5, introduced in early May 2005. It includes a base of 512MB of RAM and built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0.

Manufacturer’s Description

What if you could fit your whole life - all your music, all your photos, all your movies, all your email - in a computer as fun and useful as an iPod? You can, with a 20-inch widescreen iMac G5. The entire computer, including G5-based logic board, slot-loading optical drive, hard disk, speakers and power supply, dwells inside the enchanting display.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type PowerPC G5
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 9600
General Information
UPC Code 718908392454
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Memory
Memory type DDR-SDRAM
Other Features
Devices
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse

Performance

Macworld Labs
iTunes 4.7.1 1:33
Cinema 4D XL 9.1 2:46
iMovie HD 0:37
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4 with 512MB of RAM
Photoshop CS2 1:29
Compressor 9:40
Speedmark 4 Score 174
Unreal Tournament 2004 32fps