21.5-inch iMac/3.06GHz (ATI graphics)

by Apple

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21.5-inch Core i3 iMac/3.06GHz

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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 overall speed
  • SD Card slot supports SDXC
  • Impressive overall speed
  • SD Card slot supports SDXC
  • Impressive overall speed
  • SD Card slot supports SDXC
Cons
  • Apple Remote not included
  • Glare and reflections from screen may frustrate some users
  • FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter
  • Apple Remote not included
  • Glare and reflections from screen may frustrate some users
  • FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter
  • Apple Remote not included
  • Glare and reflections from screen may frustrate some users
  • FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter
  • Apple Remote not included
  • Glare and reflections from screen may frustrate some users
  • FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter
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 Core i3 Intel Core i3 Intel Core i3
Processor speed 3.06  MHz 3.2  MHz 3.2  MHz 3.06  MHz

Display

Included monitor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Display size 21.5  inches 27.0  inches 21.5  inches 21.5  inches
Display type LCD Display w/ Glossy Screen LCD Display w/ Glossy Screen Glossy LCD with LED Backlight Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1920 x 1080  pixels 2560 x 1440  pixels 1920 x 1080  pixels 1920 x 1080  pixels

Graphics

Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD 4670 ATI Radeon HD 5670 ATI Radeon HD 5670 ATI Radeon HD 4670

General Information

UPC Code 885909367627 885909389735 885909389438 885909389131

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces Bluetooth|Mini DisplayPort Bluetooth|Mini DisplayPort Bluetooth|Mini DisplayPort Bluetooth|Mini DisplayPort

Memory

Memory type DDR3 DDR3 DDR3 DDR3

Other Features

Devices Keyboard|Mouse Keyboard|Mouse Keyboard|Mouse Keyboard|Mouse

Power

Power Supply Wattage   365.0  watts 241.0  watts 241.0  watts

Performance

Macworld Labs

Photoshop CS4

44.0      
SpeedMark 6 Score

164.0 188.0    
Tested Configuration

Mac OS X 10.6.1 with 4GB of RAM      
Cinema 4D XL 8.5

164      
Compressor-encode Short Babies.mov to h.264 for video podcast

  418.0    
Cinebench Graphics

  97.0    
Mathematica Bench

  6.2    
Photoshop

  0:42