Apple iMac with Intel Core Duo CPU now available

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 10 2006 @ 20:49 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
As expected Apple today unveiled a new Intel-based iMac computer at MacWorld 2006 in San Francisco. These new systems are powered by Intel's Core Duo processor and according to Apple the performance of the new iMac is twice that of its predecessor.

Here are the specifications of the 2 new iMacs:

The new 17-inch 1.83 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,299 (US), includes:
  • 17-inch widescreen LCD display;
  • 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo processor;
  • 512MB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 2GB;
  • 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
  • PCI Express-based ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory;
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
  • 160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
  • built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
  • the infrared Apple Remote, Mighty Mouse and Apple Keyboard.
  • The new 20-inch 2.0 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,699 (US), includes:
  • 20-inch widescreen LCD display;
  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor;
  • 512MB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 2GB;
  • 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
  • PCI Express-based ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory;
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
  • 250GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
  • built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
  • the infrared Apple Remote, Mighty Mouse and Apple Keyboard.
  • Build-to-order options and accessories include up to 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, 250GB and 500GB Serial ATA hard drives, up to 256MB of GDDR3 video memory on the 20-inch iMac, iWork ’06 (pre-installed), AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme Base Station, Apple Wireless Keyboard, Apple Wireless Mouse, Apple USB Modem and the AppleCare Protection Plan.


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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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