Pros

  • Compact, all-in-one design
  • Big, beautiful screen
  • Good video frame-rate performance

Cons

  • Glossy screen may frustrate some users
  • FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter

At A Glance

The top-of-the-line iMac introduced by Apple in March 2009 features a 3.06GHz processor, 1TB of storage, and discreet Nvidia graphics with 512MB of GDDR3 memory.

Manufacturer’s Description

Photos, movies, games, videos, and applications with palettes. Anything you see on the 24-inch glossy widescreen display will be a pixel-perfect experience. iMac features a flat-panel LCD screen with 1920-by-1200 resolution, giving you vivid colors and breathtaking high-definition clarity. And there is nothing quite like seeing your life?s events on the big screen.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo E8435
Processor speed 3060.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Display size 24.0 inches
Display type LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce GT 130
Video Memory Type DDR3
General Information
UPC Code 885909234110
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Memory
Memory type DDR3
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse

Performance

Macworld Labs
Cinema 4D XL 10.5 0:41
Quake 4 85.6fps
Compressor 1:25
iMovie HD 6 0:37
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5.6 with 4GB of RAM
iTunes 7.5 0:50
Photoshop CS3 0:39
Cinema 4D XL 8.5 165