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Apple iMac Desktop with 17" Display MA199LL/A (1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)

by Apple
3 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews

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  • Intel Core Duo Processor 1.83GHz
  • 512MBDDR3 RAM
  • 160GB Hard Drive
  • 17-Inch Screen, ATI Radeon X1600
  • Mac OS X Tiger
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Product Description

Product Description

Includes: Apple Remote, Apple Keyboard, Mighty Mouse, Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger, iLife '06, Front Row, & Photo Booth. Apple iMac with Intel Core Duo - Never judge a book by it's cover. A very appropriate phrase when talking about the new Apple iMac. On the outside it looks identical to the previous iMac desktop computer. The difference now lies at the heart of the latest iteration of the iMac. Powering the new all-in-one desktop is an Intel Core Duo! Dual processors on a single chip that gives you double the speed of the old iMac. With the new iMac you also get unique software applications. iLife '06 is a suite of applications that will make your everyday life easier to manage than ever before. And Front Row, combined with the included remote, lets you enjoy the media on your iMac from any seat in the house. Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive with 2.4x Dual Layer burning Write Speeds - up to 2.4x Dual Layer DVD+R, 8x DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD+RW, 4x DVD-RW, 24x CD-R, 8x CD-RW Read Speeds - up to 8x DVD-ROM, 24x CD-ROM Built-in 17 widescreen TFT active-matrix LCD Native Resolution - 1440x900 Built-in iSight webcam ATI Radeon X1600 graphics with 128MB of GDDR3 memory Ports - 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet, 2 Firewire 400, 3 USB 2.0, 2 USB 1.1 (1 on keyboard), mini-DVI, DVI Out, VGA Out, S-Video Out, & Composite Out Built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11g Wi-Fi wireless network adapter Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR Module Unit Weight - approx. 15.5 lbs.

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 17 inches
Screen Resolution 1400-by-900
Processor 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo
RAM 512 MB DDR2
Memory Speed 667 MHz
Hard Drive 160 GB
Graphics Coprocessor ATI Radeon X1600
Chipset Brand AMD
Card Description ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory
Graphics Card Ram Size 128 MB
Wireless Type 802.11G, Bluetooth
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand Name Apple
Series iMac
Item model number MA199LL/A
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Mac OS X Tiger
Item Weight 24.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 21.8 x 20.6 x 9.5 inches
Color White
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi DL
Audio-out Ports (#) 1

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ASIN B000BNNGUC
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3 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews

3 out of 5 stars
Shipping Weight 24.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available January 10, 2006

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Warranty, Parts:90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warrantyWarranty, Labor:90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warrantyAmazon.com Return Policy:You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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First impression: Wow, that is a big white brick/tile like object staring me in the face. Less personallity than the lamp iMac; it appears more business/professional oriented. Then I sit down in front of it, move the mouse to wake it up, and I am impressed. The 17" intel has a lot more screen real estate than the 15" lamp iMac; larger area and higher resolution.

I start clicking on applications, everything is so fast and responsive; especially native applications. I open a finder window and it appears instantly in front of me. I grab the corner and start resizing it; no delay, the window corner goes where I drag it. Open non native FireFox running in Rosetta, opens quickly but has noticeable lag. Click on the corner of FireFox and drag, feels like OS 10.1, the window takes a fraction of a second to follow the cursor; still very usable.

iPhoto. I import my old library (by dragging the folder from my old pictures folder to my new pictures folder). Open iPhoto. It says it needs to update my library, it does that flawlessly and opens. Takes 1 or 2 minutes for several thousand photos. I scroll through my library; everything is so fast. As I scroll through my film rolls a big black semi-transparent box pops up with the roll name. I go to my 6 MB RAW photos from my digital rebel. I double click on one to edit. It only says "loading picture" for about half a second. I start clicking the next picture arrow, instantly loads the next RAW photo (it must be caching them). I hit the next about once a second and it never stops to think, I hit next much faster and it starts saying "loading picture" I stop, and it pops up in about half a second. Not in 5 - 10 seconds like my old iMac.

I open full screen mode. I click on a photo, loads quickly.
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Without question, I love Macintosh computers. The ease of use, performance, and design that is Apple makes me productive, keeps the headaches down, and makes working on a computer fun.

When Steve Jobs announced the new iMac, with Intel Core Duo processors I was almost certain I wanted to buy it. Why? Macs are well known for ease of use and capabilities, but they have managed all that for years, with processors that are not always top-notch.

Processor in the new iMac

The Intel Core Duo processor in the new iMac is an amazing chip. What have I noticed about the speed of the machine featuring this chip? It is incredibly fast. You'd be surprised by how much faster even web browsing is, when you have a processor as powerful as the Core Duo. However, what I've really been impressed by is doing things such as video encoding. I've encoded videos in H264 as much as eight times faster than my Powerbook G4. Furthermore, the iLife applications that are included on the iMac fly, with the speed. iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, and Garageband perform like never before. I've really been impressed by the speed.

The Core Duo is a great processor. It offers exceptional desktop PC performance, in a design that can fit in small computers and notebooks. It features two cores on a single die, which effectively gives you the performance of two processors. Don't let the 1.83 GHZ clock speed fool you. This Core Duo Chip will outperform 3+ GHZ Pentium 4 processors. It really is an amazing breakthrough, from Intel.

Video Card

The new iMac features an ATI Radeon X1600 graphics processor using PCI Express

128 MB of GDDR3 video memory. This is the best graphic card Apple has *ever* included with a consumer Macintosh.
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I used a PC for 10 years but got fed up with all of the bugs, reboots, crashes, viruses, and incompatibility. I loved my iPod, so I looked at buying a new Intel iMac. This is quite simply, the best desktop computer on the market and the best desktop computer that I've ever owned. Switching from a PC to a Mac was so much easier than I had thought it would be. And being a Mac user is like being in a family - with top-notch customer support from Apple, helpful and courteous users on the Apple Discussion board, and the Genius Bar at the Apple Stores. Mac OS X Tiger is amazing - and has everything that Microsoft Vista will 'try' to have, but so much more. Sure, you can buy a dirt-cheap PC from Dell, but what good is a slow PC with no applications installed? Included in every new Mac is the iLife suite. All you need to do is plug it in and you're listening to iTunes, editing photos, movies, and burning your home movies to DVD. If you're a PC user, switch now...but I'll warn you...you'll never look back!
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Our iMac just replaced a Dell desktop PC, and all I can say is WOW. OS X is so far ahead of Windows in just about every area, and everything just works. First try.

I am addicted to this computer and eager to one day switch the rest of our Windows PCs to Mac.

My only complaint would be the color. I wish they would make these in colors other than white.

If you are switching from Windows, expect a day or two of learning curve, but everything is so much easier and more fun!

Highly recommend adding the .Mac subscription for nice integration with the Internet.

The e-mail client is also excellent (much better than Thunderbird or Outlook Express), and Safari web browser actually seems much more IE compatible than Firefox on Windows.

Highly recommend. Buy as many as you can afford, as everyone in your family will be fighting over it.

Also recommend the AirTunes to wirelessly send your iTunes songs to your stereo.
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