Pros

  • Good features for education market
  • Impressive performance
  • Attractive price
  • Big improvement over eMac in most areas

Cons

  • No SuperDrive option
  • No included word processing, spreadsheet, or page layout software
  • RAM upgrades require matched pairs

At A Glance

This Intel-powered iMac replaces the PowerPC-based eMac as Apple's educational offering. Apart from a smaller hard drive capacity and a built-in Combo drive instead of a SuperDrive, this 17-inch model differs from the other 17-inch 1.83GHz iMac by sporting integrated graphics and not featuring a built-in Bluetooth module. Build-to-order options include a 160GB hard drive instead of the standard 80GB drive, an external USB modem, memory up to 2GB, and the pre-installed iWork '06 suite.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core Duo
Processor speed 1830.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel GMA 950
General Information
UPC Code 885909138913
Memory
Memory type DDR

Performance

Macworld Labs
iTunes 6.0.4 1:10
Speedmark 4.5 Score 175
iMovie 6.0.1 1:08
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4.7, 1GB of RAM
Photoshop CS2 2:46
Cinema 4D XL 9.5.21 1:18
Unreal Tournament 2004 20.6fps