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Apple iMac Desktop with 17" Display MA590LL/A (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)

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  • Intel Core Duo Processor 2GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 160GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 17-Inch Screen, Radeon
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
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Product Description

Product Description

Apple MA590LL/A 17 Inch iMac - Featuring the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, this iMac gives you the power and speed that you need to fly through business and creative applications, like iLife, the suite of Apple apps that comes included. iLife has everything for, well, your life - your digital life that is. Seamlessly integrated with the Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger operating system, it lets you easily edit, share, and store your digital photos; play, edit, and create both audio and video, including your own DVD movies. This iMac also comes with an iSight camera built-in, which is perfect for video chats. Give your fingers a rest and :) for real with friends and family around the world. 160GB SATA 7200 RPM Hard Drive Slot-Loading SuperDrive - (write speeds) up to 2.4x DL DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD-RW, 4x DVD+RW, 24x CD-R, & 16x CD-RW Slot-Loading SuperDrive - (read speeds) up to 8x DVD-ROM & 24x CD-ROM 17 Widescreen LCD Native Resolution - 1440 x 900 Built-in iSight Built-in 802.11g Wi-Fi Wireless Network Adapter Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB of GDDR3 of SDRAM Port - 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, 3 USB 2.0, 2 USB 1.1 (on keyboard), 2 FireWire 400, Optical Digital Audio/Headphone Out, Optical Digital Audio In/Audio Line-In, Mini-DVI Out with support for DVI, VGA, S-Video, & Composite Video via optional adapter Built-in Stereo Speakers Built-in Microphone Built-in IR Receiver Unit Weight - 15.5 lbs.

From the Manufacturer

Cast your gaze on the ultimate eye-opening experience: the new faster, bigger, and brighter iMacs. Starting at under $1000, the most personal of personal computers comes out packing a powerful punch. That's thanks to the new 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo processor, you'll find in each and every new iMac.



The iMac's display pivots to whichever angle is best for you.
All in the family
The fastest iMac ever, the 24-inch iMac provides professional performance along with the convenience of an all-in-one design. Like its 17-inch and 20-inch siblings, it features the new 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo processor with speeds ranging from 1.83 GHz to 2.33 GHz. The new processor delivers up to 50% more performance than the previous 20-inch iMac. It also doubles the amount of L2 cache, the twin cores sharing 4 MB between them. The result? Turbocharged performance, making it easier--and more fun--than ever to work with digital photos, movies, music, and the web.


The simple six-button Apple Remote gives you control over your music, movies, and photos from anywhere in the room--and it stows away neatly (and magnetically) on the side of your iMac when you're not using it.

Dazzling Displays
Whether you're surfing the web, editing video, managing photos, or enjoying face-time with far-flung friends, you'll thoroughly enjoy the lush visual experience of working on iMac. With excellent color saturation, all three models feature a cinematic 16:10 wide aspect ratio that's perfect for watching movies. And iMac delivers a beautifully bright display with the new 24-inch model lighting the way. In fact, it’s a full 40% brighter than the 20-inch model.

It's a wonderful iLife
iMac comes with iLife ’06, a suite of easy-to-use applications that make the spectacular a regular part of your everyday life. Enhance, organize and share your photos via iPhoto. Make an epic starring your kid in iMovie. Turn your photo and movie creations into professional DVDs with iDVD. Create original music in GarageBand, even if you can't carry a tune. Make podcasts and blogs. Then publish them online via your .Mac account and the all-new iWeb.

The ultimate see and say
There's an iSight camera built into every new iMac, so you can start a video chat (or join one) at a moment's notice. There's nothing extra to buy, nothing to attach, no cords to fumble with, no software to install or configure. Simply start up iChat AV, click your buddy's video icon and you’re ready to chat with sight and sound--with up to three friends at once. Proper attire suggested.

Now showing
With iMac, you've got the best seat in the house. The full-screen Front Row media experience--with i ts intuitive menus, large text and brilliant graphics--lets you browse the music, photos, and videos on your iMac as easily as you browse music on your iPod. And the new Apple Remote lets you do your browsing from anywhere in the room. So gather your friends and dazzle them with a slideshow of your vacation pics, a home movie or a DVD. iMac was born to entertain.


Product Information

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Screen Size17 inches
Screen Resolution1400-by-900
Max Screen Resolution1680 x 1050 pixels
Processor2 GHz Core 2 Duo T7200
RAM1 GB DDR SDRAM
Memory Speed 667 MHz
Hard Drive160 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorATI Radeon X1600
Chipset BrandATI
Card DescriptionATI Radeon X1600 graphics processor using PCI Express
Graphics Card Ram Size128 MB
Wireless Type802.11G, Bluetooth
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand NameApple
SeriesiMac
Item model numberMA590LL/A
Hardware PlatformMac
Operating SystemMac OS X v10.4 Tiger
Item Weight30 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H6.81 x 16.77 x 16.93 inches
Color White
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi DL
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Power SourceAC
Voltage240 volts
  
Additional Information
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Best Sellers Rank #2,670 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight24.4 pounds
ShippingCurrently, 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.
Date First AvailableSeptember 6, 2006
  
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty

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Customer Reviews

This MAC, even though it's an iMac, is AMAZING!
Feroz Ali Meghani
I recommend all of the computers in the iMac line, but this one has a lot of value per dollar.
D. R. Schryer
I don't know how long all this white is going to look good in my house, but here's hoping.
Dawn E. Valencia

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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Dawn E. Valencia on October 7, 2006
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With some trepidation, I made the big switch from PC to MAC. It takes a little getting used to, but so far, so good! The 17" iMac is gorgeous and does what it is supposed to do. The Dual Core processor is a nice touch, it is very fast. The 1gb of standard RAM is sufficient for most, and if you need more, it is upgradeable to 3gb. There is a user-accessable panel so you can install the memory yourself. I would have liked a larger hard drive, maybe that is something I can upgrade in the future. The slot loading Super Drive does it all and is very cool--no trays to malfunction or break off. The system comes with a cool little remote control that attaches magnetically to the side of the monitor when not in use. You can access the multimedia functions of the computer with the remote via Front Row. The only complaint I have about the remote is that the battery was completely dead when I received the package! What's up with that, Amazon??? The keyboard and Mighty Mouse are cool and sleek. I don't know how long all this white is going to look good in my house, but here's hoping. The cable for the keyboard is not long enough, so if you want to maintain the minimalistic look of the iMac, I would suggest going wireless. The display is crystal clear and bright--great for watching DVDs. The built-in speakers are OK, there is some room for improvement there. The included software is pretty good, but they only give you a test drive of Office 2004; a full version would be much nicer! The iSight camera built in on the top of the display is pretty cool, and the Photo Booth software is fun to play around with. All in all, this is a good deal for the money--I would recommend!
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By M and K on November 26, 2006
This is not designed to be a technical review stuffed with a lot of jargon and technical data. This is a snapshot summary of what I think to be important to know for the average consumer looking for a more real summary of the iMac often omitted in a technical spec sheet offered by Apple, including set up, ergonomics, etc.

-Set up was a few minutes initially since I knew all my information. The computer took another 20 minutes or so to automatically download 7-8 updates to the iPod, OS, Quicktime, etc.
-Stand for the monitor is built in, plugged in the mouse and keyboard, power, and off I went! (No tools except fingers and arms!)
-No desktop, everything is built into the flat screen
-In the box the unit is about 25 pounds, including the mouse, keyboard, cables, etc. (I was so surprised how light it was!)
-8x DVD/CD burner
-Super fast start up after turning the computer on in as little as 15 seconds (although it seems to vary in certain situations). Shutdown is consistently quick at 13-15 seconds
-Runs 10.4.8 which offers several advancements over other Mac OS versions
-5 USBs!!! Three 2.0 USB needed for new iPods and other devices, and two 1.1 USB ports on the keyboard for a mouse or other low speed (or older) devices (plus you get 2 firewire ports... I use one fire wire for my iPod)
-Runs Windows XP if you buy "Parallels" or Apple's "Boot Camp" (Beta)... both have received high marks for compatibility, speed, and ease of install.
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66 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Joe Ekaitis on September 29, 2006
When friends and family see my 20-inch iMac and decide it's more than they need, I recommend this one.

They're still thanking me.

Yes, there's a lower-priced 17-inch Apple computer called "iMac" but it's really Apple's replacement for the eMac classroom computer. It comes with a 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 512Mb of system RAM. The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator takes a minimum of 64 Mb from the system RAM plus up to 16 Mb for 3D graphics, leaving 432Mb for the operating system. The optical Combo drive reads CDs and DVDs but only burns music and data CDs. Airport Wi-Fi is built in but there's no Bluetooth, Front Row media or Apple Remote. It's a workhorse but hardly a thoroughbred.

Maybe Apple wanted to go head-to-head with the cheapie PC makers and say "Look! We did it! An iMac for under a grand!" And like a loss-leader Windows PC, once you add all the upgrades you really, really want, you'll come pretty darn close to the price of this iMac. Some items like Bluetooth and a DVD-burning SuperDrive aren't even available as upgrades.

For an extra couple of C-notes, this iMac shares the goods with its 20- and 24-inch siblings: a zippier 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo processor with a 4Mb L2 cache (translation: it's a rocket sled on greased rails), a full Gigabyte of system RAM, both AirPort and Bluetooth wireless, a SuperDrive that burns CDs and DVDs, an ATI Radeon X1600 graphics processor with its own 128 Mb of video RAM, and Front Row entertainment center with Apple Remote. Like the bigger iMacs, this one already supports every major feature in OS X Tiger like Core Image and Core Audio, and that means it's ready for Core Animation in OS X Leopard without any hardware upgrades.
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