21.5-inch iMac/3.06GHz (ATI graphics)

by Apple

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Price Best Price: $132.00
Pros
  • Impressive image quality from display and any angle
  • New SD card slot
  • Improved speaker system
  • 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
  • Apple Remote not included
  • Glare and reflections from screen may frustrate some users
  • FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter
  • 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

The screens in the 21.5-inch iMacs are a welcomed change over the 20-inch, 6-bit displays in previous models. This model offers more storage and better performance over the Nvidia-based 21.5-inch iMac for just $300 more.

Specs

Processor

Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Xeon E5  
Processor speed 3.06  MHz    

Display

Included monitor Yes    
Display size 21.5  inches    
Display type LCD Display w/ Glossy Screen    
Resolution 1920 x 1080  pixels    

Graphics

Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD 4670 dual AMD FirePro workstation-class GPUs  
Graphics Type   Discrete  

General Information

UPC Code 885909367627    

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces Bluetooth|Mini DisplayPort 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 DDR3 DDR3  
Memory speed   1866.0  MHz  

Other Features

Devices Keyboard|Mouse    

Storage

Drive 1 type   Solid-State Drive  

Dimensions

Height   9.9  inches  

Case

Chassis style   Tower (Midsize)  

Performance

Macworld Labs

Photoshop CS4

44.0    
SpeedMark 6 Score

164.0    
Cinema 4D XL 8.5

164    
Tested Configuration

Mac OS X 10.6.1 with 4GB of RAM