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Wednesday, January 11

Product Guide: iMac

Introduced January 10th, the new iMac is the first ever Apple computer to run on Intel Processors. According to Apple's own benchmarks these new machines will run 2-3 times faster than the most current iMac G5s. Aside from the processor, however, the machine remains largely unchanged. Slightly enhanced graphics capabilities but other than that they come with an identical feature set. Note: features that have been upgraded between models are italicized.

17" iMac Intel Core Duo - $1299

CPU: 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo
Memory: 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM
Display: 17" TFT w/ 1440 x 900 resolution
Graphics: ATI Radeon X1600 Pro w/ 128 MB GDDR3 SDRAM (Supports Extended Desktop)
Hard Disk: 160 GB at 7200 rpm
Optical Drive: 8x Superdrive Dual Layer
Networking: 10/100/1000 Ethernet
I/O: 2-Firewire 400, 3-USB 2.0
Misc: Mighty Mouse
Apple Remote (w/ Front Row)
Built-in iSight
Airport Extreme (802.11 G) & Bluetooth built in
Headphone/Optical output, Audio line in, Built-in stereo speakers and microphone

20" iMac Intel Core Duo - $1699

CPU: 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
Memory: 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM
Display: 20" TFT w/ 1680 x 1050 resolution
Graphics: ATI Radeon X1600 Pro w/ 128 MB GDDR3 SDRAM (Supports Extended Desktop)
Hard Disk: 250 GB at 7200 rpm
Optical Drive: 8x Superdrive Dual Layer
Networking: 10/100/1000 Ethernet
I/O: 2-Firewire 400, 3-USB 2.0
Misc: Mighty Mouse
Apple Remote (w/ Front Row)
Built-in iSight
Airport Extreme (802.11 G) & Bluetooth built in
Headphone/Optical output, Audio line in, Built-in stereo speakers and microphone

Heading image Courtesy of Apple

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