Pros

  • Sleek, all-in-one design
  • Improved screen quality

Cons

  • All-in-one design limits expansion

At A Glance

New iMac improves on its predecessor's design and performance.

Manufacturer’s Description

The 24" iMac with 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU from Apple is a sleek all-in-one computer that has been designed to meet the needs of video professionals, graphic designers, families, educators, and business people.The iMac sports a sleek aluminum and glass industrial design, with a matching slimline aluminum keyboard. The built-in iSight camera hides discretely above the LCD screen, giving you ready access to a webcam for Internet chat and conferencing.The computer is powered by a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor for superior performance. It boasts 1 GB of RAM, a 320 GB hard drive, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Airport Extreme Wi-Fi, integrated speakers, and the SuperDrive DVD burner. The glossy 24" widescreen display is powered by ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory.All this hardware runs on Apple's OS X 10.4 Tiger operating system. Tiger features Rosetta technology, which allows you to seamlessly run legacy applications that were written for PowerPC processors, without the need for any complicated emulation software. The iMac is a strikingly elegant computer that will feel at home on virtually any desk.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo T7700
Processor speed 2400.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Display size 24.0 inches
Display type LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Mobility Radeon HD2600 XT
General Information
UPC Code 885909150311
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Memory type DDR2
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Remote Control

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 82.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Fair
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 354.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 375.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 309.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 523.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 367.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 674.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 229.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 1074.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 224.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 435.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Fair