|Screen Size||20 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1680 x 1050 pixels|
|Processor||2.1 GHz PowerPC G5|
|RAM||0.512 GB DDR|
|Memory Speed||533 MHz|
|Hard Drive||250 GB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||ATI Radeon X600 Pro or XT|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||128 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|National Stock Number||7021-01-538-2351|
Apple iMac G5 Desktop with 20" MA064LL/A (2.1 GHz PowerPC G5, 512 MB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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As for my own review: I really think this machine is perfect as a general-use PC. A lot of people buy on specs or price alone, but the iMac is proof that there's a better way: buy a system you know you will do what you want and which you'll enjoy having on your desk.
This is the definition of an unintrusive computer: it's extremely quiet when you're using it casually, and even when you stress the system hard (by playing a game or a high-definition video) you'll be hard-pressed to hear the fans. As an entire computer with a 20" screen, it takes up very little space, too. The built-in 802.11 wireless means one less cable running across the room. Why buy a Windows PC that sounds good on the box but will be an inconvenience in practice?
Performance-wise, I'm happy with it. System responsiveness is good even with multiple programs open - something that isn't always the case with Windows. As I mentioned earlier, it can handle high-def video and moderate gaming pretty well. 720p video plays at its full frame rate. Games like Unreal Tournament 2004 and Warcraft 3 will play well at high detail, using moderate resolutions (1024x768 for the former game, 1280x800 for the latter). It's not an ultimate performance machine, but it's very well-balanced.
Front Row isn't perfect, but definitely helps the iMac as a dorm room or kitchen counter PC. The interface is smooth, simple, and easy to read from across the room. I could quite easily see someone relying on their iMac for a house party's jukebox.Read more ›
Overall, the few weeks I've had with it have been very pleasureable, and i love having no "stuff" on or under my desk anymore.
You'll be impressed with the iMac G5, from the very moment you begin opening the box. It is beautifully and carefully packaged, and you're greeted by a message inside saying "Designed by Apple in California." Then it is time to experience the performance of Apple's fastest consumer-level machine ever...
Faster - The new iMac sports faster processors. This 20-inch model now has a 2.1 GHZ Power PC G5 processor, which is up, from 2.0 GHZ, on the previous 20-inch model. Furthermore, the system's architecture is now faster, with the iMac G5 using DDR 2 memory. The iMac includes 512 MB of DDR 2 memory, and it can be upgraded, to a maximum of 2.5 GB of memory.
In terms of speed, I was immediately impressed. Applications pop open almost immediately, things snap to the screen, its responsive, and even intensive encoding tasks are handled efficiently.
Front Row Experience - Apple has included a new software title that at this time is only available on the iMac G5. Front Row. Front Row comes with your iMac, and a remote control is also included. Front row allows you to watch and listen to media items, on your computer, from across the room. Click one button on the remote, and bring up Front Row, for quick access to your music, movies, podcasts, DVD, and more.
Front row is without question the best way to access media files, on a personal computer. It blew me away, with its graphics, sound, and the overall experience it creates. Turn down the lights, turn up the volume, and bring up Front Row. Your friends' jaws will drop!Read more ›
If you enjoyed the iPod then this computer will rock your world. It is a home computer, a complete media center that will organise all your digital media. Fatser than any Windoze machine and FAR more reliable, the iMac G5 is the best computer Apple has ever made.
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i've been getting macs since the 1980s and this one is a lemon. the processor went after only 2 years. get something else.Published on December 2, 2009 by kpmedia
I'm so glad I was able to find this generation made by Apple Macintosh computer here on Amazon with the Tiger 10.4 OS, which Apple Store themselves no longer sells. Read morePublished on May 17, 2009 by FlorenceBird
I bought mine in March 2006 and the display died October 2007. If you don't have the extended warranty it will cost $$$ if anything on the logic board fails or if the LCD panel... Read morePublished on October 30, 2007 by D. Mainz
I have owned all 3 revisions of the iMac G5 and can tell you these are the best Mac computers. The all-in-one design is so simple and elegant. The latest Rev. C iMac G5 at 2. Read morePublished on August 2, 2007 by A. Deal Finder
An outstanding computer. It has been one of the best purchases I've made on-line.Published on February 17, 2007 by John Orliski
I got this for Christmas & I am still in awe of it. So much more space with the processor,VGA,speakers,CD/DVD slot all in one piece. Read morePublished on January 1, 2007 by R. Jeffries
I only use this computer because I have to at work - It's practically useless due to overheating problems. Read morePublished on August 9, 2006 by B. Collins
I absolutely loved this computer. It has alot of extras, if easy to use, and looks great, too. The only problem is that it's a Mac and none of my programs would work on it. Read morePublished on March 25, 2006 by Tina Mcgowan