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Apple iMac MA456LL/A 24-inch Desktop PC (2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)

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  • Intel Core Duo Processor 2.16GHz
  • 4 DDR2 RAM
  • 250GB Hard Drive
  • 24-Inch Screen, GeForce 7300GT
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Product Description

Product Description

Apple iMac Desktop 24-inch MA456LL/A Core 2 Duo 2.2Ghz 1GB 250GB DVD-RW



Series: iMac

Model: MA456LL/A

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz



Hard Drive Size: 250 GB

Optical Drive: DVD-RW

Screen Size: 24"

Display Feature: 1920 x 120

Operating System and Software

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4

Graphics and Display

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300GT

Ports and Connectivity

USB 2.0 Ports: 3

FireWire Ports: 2

Network Connection: 10-Mbps/100-Mbps/1-Gbps Ethernet

Accessories Included



Power Cord

From the Manufacturer

Cast your gaze on the ultimate eye-opening experience: the new faster, bigger, and brighter iMacs. S tarting 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 Co re 2 Duo processor with speeds ranging from 1.83 GHz to 2.33 GHz. The new processor delivers up to 5 0% 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 f un--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 colo r saturation, all three models feature a cinematic 16:10 wide aspect ratio that's perfect for watchi ng movies. And iMac delivers a beautifully bright display with the new 24-inch model lighting the wa y. 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 p art 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 or iginal music in GarageBand, even if you can't carry a tune. Make podcasts and blogs. Then publish th em 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 softw are to install or configure. Simply start up iChat AV, click your buddy's video icon and you’re read y 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 Size24 inches
Screen Resolution1920-by-1200
Max Screen Resolution1
Processor2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo
Hard Drive250 GB HDD 7200 rpm
Graphics CoprocessorGeForce 7300GT
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Card DescriptionNVIDIA GeForce 7300GT
Graphics Card Ram Size128 MB
Wireless Type802.11G, Bluetooth
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand NameApple
Item model numberMA456LL/A
Hardware PlatformMac
Operating SystemMac OS X v10.4 Tiger
Item Weight35 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H30 x 24 x 11 inches
Color White
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Additional Information
Shipping Weight37 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 Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The size of screen is awesome.
Dave Barnes
Some Unix knowledge is definitely helpful in administering Mac OS X to use for cross platform software development.
Steven W. Neighbors
Seems to run really cool and very quiet.
Grant Brummett

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

200 of 218 people found the following review helpful By H. Huddleston on September 21, 2006
First and foremost, I was a lifetime WINTEL user (engineering industry) and switched to OSX in 2001 while attending graduate professional school. After recognizing a few initial differences, I adjusted (and embraced) them and now work 2 or 3 times faster using my Macs than I ever did using a Windows machine.

Next, in response to JAEWOO's comments: He claims that the OS-X "Crashes" frequently. Is he talking about OS-X crashing frequently OR is he talking about applications crashing? With OS-X, applications can crash... it's ordinary... These things happen. HOWEVER, in sharp contrast to Windows, these crashes are limited to the applications, and the operating system and (most importantly) OTHER applications are not affected. In windows you can get the blue screen of death when an application fails. Under OSX, you can continue using other unaffected programs. This is a BIG distinction. If my MP3 player crashes in Windows XP, I may lose some work that I'm doing in MS Word. however, in OSX, if my MP3 player crashes, I don't lose anything.

It would be impossible for Apple (or any developer) to promise that no application would crash on their OS.

Regarding memory, the iMacs are limited to 3GB because of a limitation of the Intel chipset. Windows machines running the same chipsets are also limited. From what I've heard, you can stick 4 GB in there, but only 3 will be recognized. Again, this is clearly listed in the specifications, so if you need more RAM, get a "professional" machine not a consumer machine. Who needs more than 3GB or RAM for a consumer machine?

Ripping on the apple keyboard because the cord is only 18 inches long is retarded.
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Dave Barnes on September 22, 2006
We took delivery of our new iMac (24-inch, 2.16 GHz, 2GB memory, 500 GB disk, GeForce 7600 video) on Monday.

1. Migrating from our "old" iMac (20-inch, 2.0 GHz G5) was trivial thanks to Migration Assistant. I think this feature of Macintoshes is so under appreciated. I have moved from one Windows machine to another on 3 occassions. The pain (re-installing all the applications) and time (8+ hours) involved is not a fond rememberence.

2. The size of screen is awesome. I have a 23-inch ACD connected to my Power Mac. Now, my business partner (and wife) has a bigger, brighter (much brighter) gorgeous screen.

3. It runs 15° C cooler than the older iMac. we have yet to hear the fan. This baby is quiet.

4. We installed Parallels to run SwishMax (for making Flash movies) under Windows 2000 and it works perfectly. The performance is equal to or faster than our 1.8 GHz Athlon machine. We have also installed WebTrends (for creating webserver activity reports) and it is 10+% faster on the iMac.

5. $2500 USD is a bargain for this machine. Big screen and fast processor.

6. Photoshop is slower (1/2 the speed compared with the G5 iMac), but we don't work on really large files so it is not that bothersome.

7. Word is slower, but you can't really tell unless you run an extensive test.

This is a 5-star machine.


P.S. It prints to our Samsung CLP-500N color laser printer perfectly. All the extra features of the Samsung printer (e.g., duplex) are available.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By WarWagon on December 18, 2006
This is my 12th Mac in 22 years of owning Macintosh computers, and it has to be the most beautiful design so far. This 24" iMac replaced a hot and noisy 2.3Ghz G5 MP Tower and older style ADC 23" monitor. I don't think I will ever go back to a tower model again. The core2duo also runs very cool.

The iMac screen is much brighter, the whites are truely white, and the system runs totally silent. It's also faster in the benchmarks that I have run compared to the 2.3GHz MP G5 tower. 24" is slightly larger than 23", so you get 92 dpi instead of 96 dpi, making text slightly larger and easier to read. Monitor resolution is 1920x1200.

Photoshop CS3 (beta) flys on this system. Load times are 10 seconds compared to 23 seconds on the G5. About 95% of my software is already Universal Binary, so this has been a very move from PPC to Intel software.

This computer is excellent for watching DVD's on, and with M-Audio's USB-Fiber Optic adapter, you can pull Digital Dolby 5.1 sound off the movies to your stereo, or connect a fiber optic cable directly to the iMac.

The new Mighty Mouse took a few days to get used to, but after a while, I found myself looking for the little scroll wheel on my other mouse.

I have 2 Gigs of RAM (recommended for power users) and the faster 7600GT video card (optional).

The 24" model adds pro features like Firewire 800 (super fast), 24W stereo amp with larger speakers, and an external monitor plug (just in case 24" isn't big enough).

Make sure you have a solid desk for this model, as it is fairly heavy, and will bounce around if you put it on a lightweight desk.

I would highly recommend this system to anyone with an older tower model.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By C. leary on December 13, 2006
I have been a dyed in the wool PC modder/user for years. I have built and maintained my own high-performance PCs since my dad gave me a 486/66 back in the early nineties. My last PC was a tricked out P4 with ALL the best mods. dual SLI, water-cooled, etc..the works.

But it still was: unreliable, noisy, inconsistent, tedious to tweak and repair.

I went to an apple store recently and played with a 24" iMac w/ the dual core 2 duo chip.

I was totally hooked by the elegant styling, amazing OS, and sheer performance of this beast. It's silent, fast, efficient, powerful...

PC go bye bye. This is the computer for computer people. AND non computer people.
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