Pros

  • 1GB of RAM standard
  • Similar feel to 20-inch model
  • Strong performance

Cons

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

At A Glance

Part of the iMac overhaul that added next-generation Core 2 Duo processors to the product line, this 17-inch configuration features a faster 2GHz chip than the 1.83GHz model; it also has more L2 cache as well as dedicated graphics. Instead of the Combo Drive you'll find in the 1.83GHz iMac, this 17-inch model comes with a DVD-burning SuperDrive. It also features built-in Bluetooth wireless networking capabilities in addition to the standard AirPort Extreme card. Finally, this model ships with 1GB of RAM installed; you can put as much as 3GB of memory in the system.

Manufacturer’s Description

Cast your gaze on the ultimate eye-opening experience: the new faster, bigger, and brighter iMac. The most personal of personal computers comes out packing a powerful punch.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor Yes
Display size 17.0 inches
Display type Active Matrix LCD (TFT)
Resolution 1440 x 900 pixels
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon X1600
General Information
UPC Code 885909117635
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
Speedmark 4.5 Score 232
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4.7, 1GB of RAM
Photoshop CS2 2:04
iMovie 6.0.2 0:57
Compressor 2:50
Cinema 4D XL 9.5.21 1:06
Unreal Tournament 2004 65.5fps