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Apple iMac MB950LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)

by Apple
4.3 out of 5 stars 140 customer reviews
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  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 3.06GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 21.5-Inch Screen, GeForce
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
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Product Description

Product Description

This elegant and simple iMac boasts a slim, all-in-one design that packs a ton of features in one powerful system. With Mac OS X 10.6.1 already pre-installed, this Apple iMac MB950LL/A All-in-One System is ready right out of the box! Its slim form factor and aluminum case feature a 21.5-inch LED-backlit glossy 16:9 widescreen TFT active matrix display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution! Backed by an Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06 GHz dual-core processor and 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, this Apple iMac MB950LL/A is ready to power through workloads and applications! The roomy 500 GB SATA hard drive provides plenty of storage for your data and multimedia files. Backup data and burn DVDs and CDs with the slot-loading 8x SuperDrive DVD RW DL drive! Use the SD card slot to store more images and video clips to the iMac. Connect to the Internet via integrated 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet LAN or enjoy wireless connectivity with 802.11n AirPort Extreme! The MB950LL/A has built-in Bluetooth version 2.1 + EDR wireless technology for connecting to Bluetooth-enabled devices! Chat with friends and family over the Internet using the iSight camera! An keyboard and mouse are included!

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 21.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM 4 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive 500 GB SATA
Graphics Coprocessor NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G
Chipset Brand NVIDIA
Card Description GeForce 9400
Graphics Card Ram Size 256 MB
Wireless Type 802.11abg, Bluetooth
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Brand Name Apple
Series iMac
Item model number MB950LL/A
Hardware Platform Mac
Operating System Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Item Weight 25 pounds
Product Dimensions 35 x 16 x 25 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 35 x 16 x 25 inches
Color Silver, White
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi DL
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Power Source AC
Voltage 230 volts

Additional Information

ASIN B002C74E9C
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 140 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,608 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#150 in Computers & Accessories > Desktops
Shipping Weight 28.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First Available October 20, 2009

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I've been a PC users since the PCXT days. Now I have a mac. I really have been suprised at how easy it is to learn the mac way of doing things.

I'm a programmer by trade (not a desktop coder, but mainframe/database) and I actually decided to buy the iMac because of my desire to create apps for my iPhone. I was shocked to learn that I could keep my windows environment. I could have both worlds.

So far, everything has been very easy to install and use. I had the windows/vmware setup and the iPhone SDK install the first day. Coming from a PC, I'm delighted at how elegant the interface is, even the mouse and keyboard are elegant. The screen is very nice. Colors seem very good, but I haven't done any photo editing and color correction/matching (so you'll have to get the pros opinion on that one).

Windows runs very well on it and I've had no problems with it.

I can't see changing back to a PC for my uses (not a gamer). This iMac was the best value IMO, compared to the other mac's and macbooks. Even compared to the new mac mini (if you add in the additional cost of a good monitor, bluetooth keyboard and magic mouse, the mini was closing in on the iMac price). I'd recommend this iMac for any deveoper to use as a base system. Power seems more than sufficient add to that the capability to run windows as well and you have one of the best values in a development system I've seen.

All this and lets face it the mac experience is very pleasant, and it doesn't hurt to expand your development into the mac arena.

After one week, I'm already a satified mac user.

I'll update after a year or so of use and abuse.
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This version of imac is amazing.
Pros:
1 This computer is fast and sleek.Looks beautiful.
2 No noise of fan or so.If one close there eyes,they can hardly tell if it sunning.This is not the case with any other ALLINONE desktops i owned.Ex dell studio 15 makes more noise then my kitchen fan.
3 The hardware is just enough for any thing.500GB hd is PLUS.The ram 4gb is hardly used.
4 Screen is beautiful.For some people the screen is like mirror and gets lots of reflection.But for me i love the screen.The screen can be moved easily if you getting any reflection.The glossy screen makes the view more enjoyable.
5 THE LEOPORD SNOW is very good.No issues so far.For PC users it will take little while to learn the shortcuts.But once they are used to it it will be very fast to access any thing.
6 The MOUSE was never a problem for me.I am so used to use forward and backward on the web pages using this mouse,When i use other mouse my fingers automatically slide.One can really admire the mouse once they get used to it in couple days.
7 Keyboard is small.i would love to have wireless keyboard with the numeric pad.
8 The sound is good on this computer.for a medium room i think this is more then enough.

CONS
1 The keyboard could be little better.i mean with numeric pad and more F buttons.
2 there should have a hard button for ejecting the DVD.When i was installing Windows 7 i was stuck with the DVD.Couldnt find a way to eject without loading OS.
3 DVDs with paper stickers on it stucks some time.So be careful if you are inserting a DVD with sticker labels.

Overall very happy with this purchase.
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By Michael on January 1, 2010
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After 15 years of using PC, we decided to switch to Mac and so far we are very happy with our iMac. The 21.5-inch screen is bright and sharp. Glare is not an issue to us because our window is on the left hand side, not directly behind. Also, when we were at the apple store, we saw both the 21.5-nch and and old 20-inch on display. The 21.5-inch seems much bigger - not merely 7% judging from the number. So we were really impressed. The 27-inch seems WAYYYY to big. It almost makes you dizzy sitting right in front of it.

When I first set up my iMac on the desk, I immediately noticed a buzzing sound caused by certain vibration. It's not loud but sufficiently disturbing. I searched the internet and found many people had similar problems with their iMacs too. Some people brought their iMacs back to apple store for service and had some parts (mostly air fans) changed, but not much help. So I decided to have some experiment with my setup. First, I tried my iMac on my kitchen countertop, which is granite. No vibration, no buzzing sound at all. Then I put my laptop PC on my desk, same spot where I put my iMac. LOUD and LOUD buzzing sound. So I knew the problem was caused by the desk, not the iMac. Now I have a photo album with leather cover underneath my iMac. No buzzing sound any more. Very happy with the machine thereafter.

The switch from PC to Mac is easy. We do not need to take any special course or tutorial to get started. Everything is exremely intuitive. From here or there we had some questions, we checked the video clips on apple's website and at one time called apple hotline. Our questions were solved immediately.

Overall, this machine is wonderful. Starts and shuts down super fast. Launches and closes programs super fast.
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