Pros

  • Adequate memory
  • Striking design
  • Double-layer SuperDrive
  • AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR now standard

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 17-inch display and a 2.0GHz G5 processor, is in the middle 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

Powerful, sleek, and loaded with great features, the iMac G5 is the ultimate digital hub for the home, office, or dorm. Driven by the ultrafast PowerPC G5 processor and including Apple?s iLife ?05 software, it allows you to enjoy your digital lifestyle to the fullest. Thanks to built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth wireless technology, as well as an elegant, space-saving design that fits the entire computer in the display, you?re free to place the iMac almost anywhere you like. Combining high style and incredible performance, it?s the ultimate expression of an all-in-one computer.

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 17.0 inches
Display type Active Matrix LCD (TFT)
Resolution 1440 x 900 pixels
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon 9600
General Information
UPC Code 718908392423
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Memory
Memory type DDR-SDRAM
Other Features
Devices
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse

Performance

Macworld Labs
Cinema 4D XL 9.1 2:46
Photoshop CS2 1:28
Speedmark 4 Score 174
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4 with 512MB of RAM
Unreal Tournament 2004 31fps
iMovie HD 0:32
iTunes 4.7.1 1:33
Compressor 9:22