Apple introduces iMac with 20'' LCD Display

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 18 2003 @ 21:54 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Apple today also introduced a new iMac with a 20" LCD display with a resolution of up to 1680 x 1050.

  Designed around an ultra-compact base, the iMac flat-panel display appears to float in mid-air, allowing users to effortlessly adjust its height or angle with just a touch. All iMac models include two FireWire® 400 and three high-speed USB 2.0 ports for fast, simple, plug-and-play connections to devices such as digital cameras, DV camcorders, the iPod™ and the iSight™ video conferencing camera. They also offer the latest in wireless communications with support for 54Mbps AirPort® Extreme 802.11g wireless networking and optional built-in Bluetooth for wireless connectivity to a range of peripherals such as cell phones and PDAs, as well as the new Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple Wireless Mouse.

The iMac line sports PowerPC G4 processors running at 1.25 GHz in the 20- and 17-inch model and 1.0 GHz in the 15-inch model. All models include 256MB of fast 333 MHz DDR SDRAM and an 80GB Ultra ATA/100 hard disk drive running at 7200 rpm. The 20- and 17-inch models also include NVIDIA’s GeForce FX 5200 Ultra graphics processor with 64MB of DDR video memory, for incredible graphics performance.

The 15-inch flat-panel iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,299 (US), includes:

  • 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine;
  • 256MB of 333 MHz DDR SDRAM;
  • 32x Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics processor with 32MB video memory;
  • Two FireWire 400 and three USB 2.0 ports;
  • Internal support for AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth;
  • 80GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive running at 7200 rpm; and
  • Apple Pro Speakers.

The 17-inch widescreen flat-panel iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,799 (US), includes:

  • 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine;
  • 256MB of 333 MHz DDR SDRAM;
  • 4x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra graphics processor with 64MB video memory;
  • Two FireWire 400 and three USB 2.0 ports;
  • Internal support for AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth;
  • 80GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive running at 7200 rpm; and
  • Apple Pro Speakers.

The 20-inch widescreen flat-panel iMac, for a suggested retail price of $2,199 (US), includes:

  • 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine™;
  • 256MB of 333 MHz DDR SDRAM;
  • 4x SuperDrive™ (DVD-R/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra graphics processor with 64MB video memory;
  • Two FireWire 400 and three USB 2.0 ports;
  • Internal support for AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth;
  • 80GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive running at 7200 rpm; and
  • Apple Pro Speakers.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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