Pros

  • Good speed boost over previous analogous model
  • Excellent general performance
  • Compact, all-in-one design

Cons

  • Glossy screen may frustrate some users
  • Basic gaming performance
  • No touchscreen
  • Still uses 6-bit dithered display
  • FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter

At A Glance

Terrific general performance, but basic gaming. iMac fans might consider paying $300 extra for an entry-level 24-inch model.

Manufacturer’s Description

Hello, Beautiful. From any view, iMac is impressive. But little compares to sitting in front of the glossy widescreen display framed in amazingly slim anodized aluminum. iMac instantly turns your workspace from a cluttered desktop into a brilliant display podium.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo E8135
Processor speed 2660.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Display size 20.0 inches
Display type LCD
Resolution 1680 x 1050 pixels
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 9400
General Information
UPC Code 885909220168
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Remote Control

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 101.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Superior
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 255.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 333.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 211.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 387.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 342.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 581.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 200.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 799.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 204.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 320.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Poor
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 28.36   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 14.98   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 25.12   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 12.59   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 8.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 29.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 17.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 32.1   Frames per second (higher is better)