20-inch iMac G5/2.1GHz

by Apple

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Pros
  • Consistent organization of movies between computer and Front Row
  • Built-in iSight video camera
  • Includes fuller featured Mighty Mouse
  • Remote stows on side of iMac
  • Beautiful, bright display
  • Photo Booth software is really fun
  • Can support a maximum 2.5GB of RAM
  • Excellent general-use and business Mac
  • Impressive multi-core performance
  • Dual workstation-class GPUs
  • Fast internal storage
  • Plenty of external-expansion options
  • Compact, attractive design
  • Quiet and relatively cool
  • Many internal components upgradeable
  • Impressive multi-core performance
  • Dual workstation-class GPUs
  • Fast internal storage
  • Plenty of external-expansion options
  • Compact, attractive design
  • Quiet and relatively cool
  • Many internal components upgradeable
Cons
  • Supports second display only in mirroring mode
  • Supports only VGA (analog) connection for additional displays
  • Remote control takes some getting used to
  • Front Row has numerous, irritating quirks and omissions, its Movie Trailers server intermittently returns errors and won’t play trailers, and it won’t let you bookmark video content
  • Single-core performance not substantially better (and sometimes worse) than that of other current Macs
  • No internal expansion options
  • Single-core performance not substantially better (and sometimes worse) than that of other current Macs
  • No internal expansion options, Higher-end configurations quickly get expensive
At A Glance

Introduced in October 2005, the refurbished iMac line now comes with a built-in iSight camera plus a remote control. The latter comes in handy with a news software program that comes preinstalled on the iMac -- Front Row, a digital media application for playing back movies, DVD, QuickTime movie trailers, and video downloads from the iTunes Music Store. Photo Booth, another newly installed app, lets users take pictures with the iSight and edit them. In addition to a faster processor and frontside bus, this new iMac also ships with a Mighty Mouse multi-button mouse. In February 2006, Apple cut the price of this iMac G5 model by $200 to $1,499.

Specs

Processor

Processor type PowerPC G5 Intel Xeon E5  
Processor speed 2100.0  MHz    

Display

Included monitor Yes    
Display size 20.0  inches    
Display type Active Matrix LCD (TFT)    
Resolution 1680 x 1050  pixels    

Graphics

Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon X600 XT dual AMD FirePro workstation-class GPUs  
Graphics Type   Discrete  

General Information

UPC Code 718908470718    

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces Bluetooth HDMI|Line Out 1/8|Thunderbolt 2.0|USB 3.0  
Ethernet Type   10/100/1000 Mbps  
Wireless connection   802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n|Bluetooth  

Memory

Memory type DDR2 DDR3  
Memory speed   1866.0  MHz  

Other Features

Devices Keyboard|Mouse|Remote Control    

Storage

Drive 1 type   Solid-State Drive  

Dimensions

Height   9.9  inches  

Case

Chassis style   Tower (Midsize)  

Performance

Macworld Labs

Photoshop CS2

1:15    
iMovie 6.0.1

0:38    
iTunes 6.0.3

1:22    
Cinema 4D XL 9.5.21

2:09    
Speedmark 4.5 Score

194    
Tested Configuration

Mac OS X 10.4.5, 1GB of RAM    
Unreal Tournament 2004

40.7fps