|Screen Size||20 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1200 pixels|
|Processor||2 GHz Intel Core Duo|
|RAM||0.5 GB DDR2|
|Memory Speed||667 MHz|
|Hard Drive||250 GB SATA|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||128 MB|
|Wireless Type||802.11G, Bluetooth|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|National Stock Number||7010-01-538-5505|
Apple iMac Desktop with 20" Display MA200LL/A (2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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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. That all changed in January 2006.
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 2 GHZ clock speed fool you. This Core Duo Chip will outperform 3+ GHZ Pentium 4 processors. It really is an amazing breakthrough, from Intel.
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.Read more ›
iMac Core Duo is one of the first shipping computers with Intel's Core Duo CPU. This CPU features two processors in a single chip that share 2MB L2 cache. Numerous articles and reviews talk about how well (or not) Mac OS X performs under Core Duo. Here's my take. When running Universal Binary applications, it flies. On many occasions, it is as fast as dual-core 2.3GHz PowerMac G5. And in some occasions, it is even faster. It is worth noting that my iMac has been upgraded to full 2GB. With factory standard 512MB, you will experience some choppiness and "spinning beach ball" mouse pointer. At the very least, expand the memory to 1GB as soon as possible. This iMac may not be twice as fast as 2.1GHz iMac G5 under all circumstances, but it's fast. I have been using it for few days now and Safari is perhaps the most dramatic example. Web pages render super fast, even highly customized My Yahoo! page.Read more ›
Looking at the Mac, there's just no question that the hardware is aesthetically stunning. This is a beautiful machine and it just cleans up all the clutter on your desk instantly.
When you connect it, all the USB and Firewire ports are conveniently clustered together, and the system pivots very easily for you to get access to them. System set up took all of five minutes.
Where Apple shocked me was with their Zero Configuration utilities embedded in the operating system. This is transparent to the user, but when you power on your Macintosh - it discovers what i needs to know about your network, like other network devices, servers, printers. For the more technically adept, if you've managed your network properly, your new Mac is ready to roll and is fully configured in under 10 minutes.
My new iMac found my email server and printers and prompted me for my network credentials. I was on the internet, and running great in mere moments. The performance is just wonderful.
The included iLife '06 software is wonderful. These are the kinds of utilities that you'd spend hundreds of dollars for in the Windows world and they'd not be quite so well integrated as they are on the Mac. Even small details are considered.Read more ›
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I bought this machine in 2006 and sold it in 2010 for $600. It was great. Sure, it wasn't 100% compatible with old PPC apps, but it ran great for four years with ZERO issues. Read morePublished on July 4, 2013 by Eriamjh
Im still using this old computer 7 years later....yes it is slow now compared to new imacs but it still works great!Published on March 20, 2013 by Dominick Mauro Jr.
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instead of buying the imac 20", buy a mac mini, a 20" monitor from any half-decent manufacturer, and a keyboard/mouse. it will cost less than half as much and work just as well.Published on April 15, 2007 by Decius
Without a doubt, this is the best desktop computer on the market today. The price point is excellent, the software bundle is incredible, and the all-in-one design from Apple is... Read morePublished on November 9, 2006 by Greg Dodson
I was a Mac user until 1998, when it appeared Apple was as done as three-month old bread. I gave up hope and went with Windows, fought through 95, 98, NT, 2000 and XP (never... Read morePublished on September 27, 2006 by Cary L. Tyler