Pros

  • Rosetta ensures compatibility with most PowerPC programs
  • Mini-DVI port with extended-desktop support
  • Large-cache Intel processor delivers performance boost for Apple software and other native applications
  • Dual-core
  • Elegant, space-saving design
  • Includes iLife ‘06
  • Built-in iSight

Cons

  • No support for Classic applications
  • Significant speed penalty for non-native software
  • Users can no longer do routine hardware repairs
  • No productivity software included

At A Glance

The Intel-based Mac era begins with this 17-inch iMac, which runs on a 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo chip. This new Mac features faster RAM than its G5-based predecessor, although maximum memory has dropped to 2GB from 2.5GB in the iMac G5. A mini-DVI port in the new iMac lets you use a second external monitor, and the graphics card has undergone a slight upgrade to the ATI Radeon X1600. Other than that, this latest iMac isn't that much different from the late 2005 models -- right down to the built-in iSight camera and pre-installed Front Row multimedia software.

Manufacturer’s Description

Rev up your digital life at speeds twice as fast as the previous iMac. Intel Core Duo and iLife â??06 raise the bar â?? again â?? of what makes a personal computer so personal. Enjoy everything you love about iMac, only turbocharged.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core Duo
Processor speed 1830.0 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 885909096114
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Memory
Memory type DDR2
Motherboard
Motherboard Chipset Intel 440BX AGPset
Other Features
Devices
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Remote Control

Performance

Macworld Labs
iTunes 6.0.3 1:22
Speedmark 4.5 Score 202
iMovie 6.0.1 0:46
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4.5, 1GB of RAM
Photoshop CS2 2:44
Cinema 4D XL 9.5.21 1:18
Unreal Tournament 2004 50.2fps

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