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  1. 1 Models
    1. 1.1 [35] Apple iMac (Early 2006)
      1. 1.1.1 iMac "Core Duo" 1.83 17-inch (Early 2006)
      2. 1.1.2 iMac "Core Duo" 2.0 20-inch (Early 2006)
      3. 1.1.3 Technical Specifications
    2. 1.2 [28] Apple iMac (Late 2006)
      1. 1.2.1 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 17-inch (Integrated Graphics-IG) (Late 2006)
      2. 1.2.2 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 17-inch (Late 2006)
      3. 1.2.3 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 20-inch (Late 2006)
      4. 1.2.4 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 24-inch (Late 2006)
      5. 1.2.5 Technical Specifications
    3. 1.3 [16] Apple iMac (Mid 2007)
      1. 1.3.1 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-inch (Mid 2007)
      2. 1.3.2 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 20-inch (Mid 2007)
      3. 1.3.3 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 24-inch (Mid 2007)
      4. 1.3.4 iMac "Core 2 Extreme" 2.8 24-inch (Mid 2007)
      5. 1.3.5 Technical Specifications
    4. 1.4 [485] Apple iMac (Early 2008)
      1. 1.4.1 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 20-inch (Early 2008)
      2. 1.4.2 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 20-inch (Early 2008)
      3. 1.4.3 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.8 24-inch (Early 2008)
      4. 1.4.4 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 24-inch (Early 2008)
      5. 1.4.5 Technical Specifications
    5. 1.5 [616] Apple iMac (Mid 2009)
      1. 1.5.1 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-inch (Mid-2009)
      2. 1.5.2 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 20-inch (Mid-2009)
      3. 1.5.3 Technical Specifications
    6. 1.6 [576] Apple iMac (Late 2009,21.5-inch)
      1. 1.6.1 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 21.5-inch (Late 2009)
      2. 1.6.2 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.33 21.5-inch (Late 2009)
      3. 1.6.3 Technical Specifications
    7. 1.7 [696] Apple iMac (Late 2009,27-inch)
      1. 1.7.1 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 27-Inch (Late 2009)
      2. 1.7.2 iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.33 27-Inch (Late 2009)
      3. 1.7.3 iMac "Core i5" 2.66 27-Inch (Late 2009)
      4. 1.7.4 iMac "Core i7" 2.8 27-Inch (Late 2009)
      5. 1.7.5 Technical Specifications
    8. 1.8 [588] Apple iMac (Mid 2010,21.5-inch)
      1. 1.8.1 iMac "Core i3" 3.06 21.5-Inch (Mid-2010)
      2. 1.8.2 iMac "Core i3" 3.2 21.5-Inch (Mid-2010)
      3. 1.8.3 iMac "Core i5" 3.6 21.5-Inch (Mid-2010)
      4. 1.8.4 Technical Specifications
    9. 1.9 [695] Apple iMac (Mid 2010,27-inch)
      1. 1.9.1 iMac "Core i3" 3.2 27-Inch (Mid-2010)
      2. 1.9.2 iMac "Core i5" 2.8 27-Inch (Mid-2010)
      3. 1.9.3 iMac "Core i5" 3.6 27-Inch (Mid-2010)
      4. 1.9.4 iMac "Core i7" 2.93 27-Inch (Mid-2010)
      5. 1.9.5 Technical Specifications
    10. 1.10 [689] Apple iMac (Mid 2011)
      1. 1.10.1 iMac "Core i5" 2.7 27-inch (Mid-2011)
      2. 1.10.2 iMac "Core i5" 3.1 27-inch (Mid-2011)
      3. 1.10.3 iMac "Core i7" 3.4 27-inch (Mid-2011)
      4. 1.10.4 Technical Specifications
    11. 1.11 [688] Apple iMac (Late 2013,27-inch)
      1. 1.11.1 iMac "Core i5" 3.2 27-inch (Late 2013)
      2. 1.11.2 iMac "Core i5" 3.4 27-inch (Late 2013)
      3. 1.11.3 iMac "Core i7" 3.5 27-inch (Late 2013)
      4. 1.11.4 Technical Specifications
  2. 2 Documentation
    1. 2.1 Series
    2. 2.2 Platform
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Models

[35] Apple iMac (Early 2006)

iMac "Core Duo" 1.83 17-inch (Early 2006)

Apple iMac "Core Duo" 1.83 17-inch
The Apple iMac "Core Duo" 1.83 17-inch uses essentially the same all-in-one enclosure as the iMac G5/1.9 17-inch (iSight) that it preceded it, and likewise, has the entire computer tucked discreetly behind the flat-panel display. However, the iMac "Core Duo" 1.83 17-inch replaces the PowerPC G5 processor with an Intel "Core Duo" processor, which makes it a member of the the first desktop Mac series to be powered by Intel.

This model features a 1.83 GHz Intel "Core Duo" processor (T2400), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 2 MB shared level 2 cache, a 667 MHz system bus, 512 MB of RAM (667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300), a 160 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading 8X SuperDrive (with 2.4X dual-layer burn speed), ATI Radeon X1600 graphics acceleration with 128 MB of GDDR3 memory (PCI-Express), a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 17" TFT Active Matrix LCD (1440x900 native) display.

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire "400" ports, built-in AirPort Extreme (802.11g), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as mini-DVI, which for the first time on an iMac supports a second display in "extended desktop" mode (rather than just "mirrored mode").

Like its predecessor, this model was bundled with the Apple Mighty Mouse and six-button Apple Remote, as well as Apple "Front Row", which provides users with a "simple, intuitive and powerful way to play their music, enjoy their photo slideshows, and watch their DVDs and iMovies" using the included remote, and "Photo Booth", a basic photography program that uses the integrated iSight camera.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000061 W86310DPU2N Missing many parts.
H0000141 W8617328U2N
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Detailed description

iMac "Core Duo" 2.0 20-inch (Early 2006)

Apple iMac "Core Duo" 2.0 20-inch
The Apple iMac "Core Duo" 2.0 20-inch uses essentially the same all-in-one enclosure as the iMac G5/2.1 20-inch (iSight) that it preceded it, and likewise, has the entire computer tucked discreetly behind the flat-panel display. However, the iMac "Core Duo" 2.0 20-inch replaces the PowerPC G5 processor with an Intel "Core Duo" processor, which makes it a member of the the first desktop Mac series to be powered by Intel.

This model features a 2.0 GHz Intel "Core Duo" processor (T2500), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 2 MB shared level 2 cache, a 667 MHz system bus, 512 MB of RAM (667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300), a 250 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading 8X SuperDrive (with 2.4X dual-layer burn speed), ATI Radeon X1600 graphics acceleration on a PCI-Express bus with 128 MB of GDDR3 memory (256 MB available as an optional upgrade), a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 20" TFT Active Matrix LCD (1680x1050 native) display.

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire "400" ports, built-in AirPort Extreme (802.11g), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as mini-DVI, which for the first time on an iMac supports a second display in "extended desktop" mode (rather than just "mirrored mode").

Like its predecessor, this model was bundled with the Apple Mighty Mouse and six-button Apple Remote, as well as Apple "Front Row", which provides users with a "simple, intuitive and powerful way to play their music, enjoy their photo slideshows, and watch their DVDs and iMovies" using the included remote, and "Photo Booth", a basic photography program that uses the integrated iSight camera.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000065 W86192V1U2P Unknown status
H0000064 W86222RZU2P Unknown status
H0000295 W862902FU2S No power up
H0000389 W861578JU2P
External Links
Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: January 10, 2006
Discontinued Date: September 6, 2006
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2006.
Processors: 1 (2 Cores)
Architecture: 32-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 1.83:2363
2.0:2542
Geekbench 2 (64): N/A
  • When last updated, Geekbench 2 only provided sufficient 32-bit performance data for this model. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac4,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (32): N/A
Geekbench 3 (32): N/A
  • The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac4,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (64): N/A
Geekbench 3 (64): N/A
  • The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac4,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 1.83:1.83 GHz
2.0:2.0 GHz
Processor Type: 1.83:Core Duo (T2400)
2.0:Core Duo (T2500)
  • The Intel "Core Duo" (T2400,T2500) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How fast is the iMac "Core Duo" compared to the iMac G5? How fast is it compared to the Power Mac G5?
Turbo Boost: N/A
Custom Speeds: N/A
Processor Upgrade: ZIF Socket
FPU: Integrated
  • Also see: Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the iMac "Core Duo"?
System Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 1.83:1.83 GHz (Built-in)
2.0:2.0 GHz (Built-in)
  • 667 MHz frontside bus.
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
EFI Architecture: 32-Bit
  • Also see: Does the iMac "Core Duo" have a ROM or BIOS?
L1 Cache: 32k/32k
L2/L3 Cache: 2 MB (on chip)
  • Includes a 2 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
RAM Type: PC2-5300 DDR2
Min. RAM Speed: 667 MHz
  • Supports 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM (200-pin SO-DIMM).

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the iMac "Core Duo"? How much RAM of what type does it support?
Standard RAM: 512 MB
Maximum RAM: 2 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
Video Card: Radeon X1600
VRAM Type: GDDR3
  • ATI Radeon X1600 graphics processor using PCI Express. Has 128 MB of GDDR3 video memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the iMac "Core Duo" and "Core 2 Duo" systems? Is it upgradable?
Standard VRAM: 128 MB
Maximum VRAM: 128 MB
  • 1.83:N/A
  • 2.0:This model could be configured with 256 MB at the time of purchase. It cannot be upgraded later.
Built-in Display: 1.83:17.0" Widescreen
2.0:20.0" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 1.83:1440x900
2.0:1680x1050
  • 1.83:This model has a widescreen 17.0" TFT active matrix display with a native resolution of 1440x900. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 250 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 500:1, and viewing angle of 140 degrees horizontal and 120 degrees vertical.
  • 2.0: This model has a widescreen 20.0" TFT active matrix display with a native resolution of 1680x1050. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 280 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 800:1, and viewing angle of 170 degrees horizontal and 170 degrees vertical.
  • Also see: What are the differences between the displays used in the iMac "Core Duo/Core 2 Duo" models? What is the viewable angle and the brightness of each?
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 1920x1200
  • Apple reports that this model supports "digital resolutions up to 1920x1200" and "analog resolutions up to 2048x1536".
Standard Storage: 1.83:160.0 GB HDD
2.0:250.0 GB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 7200 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 3.5" (26.10 mm)
Storage Interface: Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
  • This model holds a single 3.5" Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s) hard drive or SSD.
Standard Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • Apple reports that the slot-loading 8X "SuperDrive" (DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW) "writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 2.4x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs at up to 4x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 8x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 24x speed."

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the iMac "Core Duo/Core 2 Duo" models? Which can read and write dual-layer DVDs?
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • An external Apple USB Modem is available for US$49.
Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g
Standard Bluetooth: 2.0+EDR
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.
USB Ports: 3 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 2 (400)
  • Three USB 2.0 ports (480 Mbit/s), two Firewire "400" ports (shared - 8 watts).
Expansion Slots: None
Expansion Bays: None
  • In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and hand-picked accessories like external storage, stands, keyboards, cables, adapters, speakers, and more for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, keyboards, security products, and more for this iMac.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Keyboard
Incl. Input: Mighty Mouse
  • Also shipped with an Apple Remote.
Case Type: All-in-One
Form Factor: iMac Intel (White)
  • All-in-one "ice white" enclosure supported by an aluminium stand.
Apple Order No: 1.83:MA199LL
2.0:MA200LL
Apple Subfamily: Early 2006
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: 1.83:A1173 (EMC 2104)
2.0:A1174 (EMC 2105)
Model ID: iMac4,1
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
  • Also see: All Macs with the A1173 Model Number, the 2104(1.83) EMC Number, the 2105(2.0) EMC Number, and the iMac4,1 Model Identifier.
  • For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: N/A
Battery Life: N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.4.4 (8G1165)
Maximum MacOS: X 10.6.8
  • This system can run the last version of Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard". However, it cannot boot in 64-bit mode nor does it support "OpenCL". It cannot run versions of Mac OS X more recent than 10.6.8.

    Also see: Which Intel Macs are capable of booting MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" in 64-bit mode?
Minimum Windows: XP SP2 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows: 7 (32-Bit)
  • Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. However, if upgraded to at least 1 GB of RAM, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit version of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
MacOS 9 Support: None
Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
  • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.

    For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 1.83:16.9 x 16.8 x 6.8
2.0:18.6 x 19.4 x 7.4
Avg. Weight: 1.83:15.5 lbs. (7 kg)
2.0:22 lbs. (10 kg)
  • 1.83:In inches - height by width by depth, (43.0 cm, 42.6 cm, 17.3 cm).
  • 2.0:In inches - height by width by depth, (47.2 cm, 49.3 cm, 18.9 cm).
Original Price (US): 1.83:US$1299
2.0:US$1699
Est. Current Retail: 1.83:US$200-US$275
2.0:US$225-US$325
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[28] Apple iMac (Late 2006)

iMac "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 17-inch (Integrated Graphics-IG) (Late 2006)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 17-inch (IG)
The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 17-inch (IG) is quite a bit different than the other "Core 2 Duo" models, as it most notably uses cheaper and slower Intel GMA 950 "integrated graphics". The only substantial differences between the education-only iMac "Core Duo" model and this one is that the "Core 2 Duo" model has a "Core 2 Duo" processor and a 160 GB hard drive instead of a 80 GB drive.

The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 17-inch (IG) features a 1.83 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (T5600), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 2 MB shared level 2 cache, a 667 MHz system bus, 512 MB of RAM (667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300), a 160 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD-ROM/CD-RW "Combo" drive, an "Intel GMA950 graphics processor with 64 MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory", a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 17" TFT Active Matrix LCD (1440x900 native) display designed to "bounce sound off the desk below".

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire "400" ports, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as mini-DVI, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode (rather than just "mirrored mode").

Also see: What are the differences between the iMac Core 2 Duo models?

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000365 W8634DGNWH5 -
External Links
Detailed description

iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 17-inch (Late 2006)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 17-inch
The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 17-inch features a 2.0 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7200), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 4 MB shared level 2 cache, a 667 MHz system bus, 1 GB of RAM (667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300), a 160 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD+R DL "SuperDrive", ATI Radeon X1600 graphics acceleration on a PCI-Express bus with 128 MB of GDDR3 memory, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 17" TFT Active Matrix LCD (1440x900 native) display designed to "bounce sound off the desk below".

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire "400" ports, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as mini-DVI, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode (rather than just "mirrored mode").

Also see: What are the differences between the iMac Core 2 Duo models?

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000058 W8719204VUX Missing LCD Screen
H0000289 W8704AVXVUX Missing front covber and LCD screen
H0000304 W87094V7VUX Broken screen
H0000307 W86513VWVUX Just back case is left. Everything else is missing.
H0000362 W871922QVUX No pwers on. PSU?
H0000394 W86464HPVUX ? ? ? ? ?
H0000396 W8704ARGVUX ? ? ? ? ?
H0000440 W865218GVUX SOLD
External Links
Detailed description

iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 20-inch (Late 2006)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 20-inch
The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 20-inch features a 2.16 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7400), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 4 MB shared level 2 cache, a 667 MHz system bus, 1 GB of RAM (667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300), a 250 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD+R DL "SuperDrive", ATI Radeon X1600 graphics acceleration on a PCI-Express bus with 128 MB of GDDR3 memory, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 20" TFT Active Matrix LCD (1680x1050 native) display designed to "bounce sound off the desk below".

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire "400" ports, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as mini-DVI, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode (rather than just "mirrored mode").

Also see: What are the differences between the iMac Core 2 Duo models?

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000306 W863437RVUV Missing LCD Screen
H0000339 W8634352VUV Excellent conditions
H0000422 W87056H5VUV LCD panel broken
H0000427 W863594KVUV Excellent conditions
External Links
Detailed description

iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 24-inch (Late 2006)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 24-inch
The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 24-inch features a 2.16 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7400), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 4 MB shared level 2 cache, a 667 MHz system bus, 1 GB of RAM (667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300), a 250 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD+R DL "SuperDrive", NVIDIA GeForce 7300GT graphics acceleration on a PCI-Express bus with 128 MB of GDDR3 memory, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 24" TFT Active Matrix LCD (1920x1200 native) display designed to "bounce sound off the desk below".

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, one Firewire "400" port, one Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as mini-DVI, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode (rather than just "mirrored mode").

Also see: What are the differences between the iMac Core 2 Duo models?

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000397 W87060L2VGN -
External Links
Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: September 6, 2006
Discontinued Date: 1.83:August 7, 2007
2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:August 7, 2007
  • 1.83:The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    *This model was discontinued for consumers on August 7, 2007, but it remained available for purchase by institutional education customers until April 7, 2009.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2006.
  • 2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2006.
Processors: 1 (2 Cores)
Architecture: 64-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 1.83:2423
2.0:2657
2.16-20:2863
2.16-24:2852
Geekbench 2 (64): 1.83:2739
2.0:2971
2.16-20:3208
2.16-24:3173
  • 1.83:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac5,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.0,2.16-20:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac5,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.16-24:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac6,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (32): 1.83:988
2.0:1077
2.16-20:1155
2.16-24:1157
Geekbench 3 (32): 1.83:1756
2.0:1911
2.16-20:2034
2.16-24:2045
  • 1.83:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac5,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.0,2.16-20:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac5,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.16-24:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac6,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (64): 1.83,2.0:N/A
2.16-20:1212
2.16-24:N/A
Geekbench 3 (64): 1.83,2.0:N/A
2.16-20:2059
2.16-24:N/A
  • 1.83:When last updated, Geekbench 3 only provided sufficient 32-bit performance data for this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac5,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.0:When last updated, Geekbench 3 only provided sufficient 32-bit performance data for this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac5,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.16-20:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac5,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.16-24:When last updated, Geekbench 3 only provided sufficient 32-bit performance data for this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac6,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 1.83:1.83 GHz
2.0:2.0 GHz
2.16-20,2.16-24:2.16 GHz
Processor Type: 1.83:Core 2 Duo (T5600)
2.0:Core 2 Duo (T7200)
2.16-20,2.16-24:Core 2 Duo (T7400)
  • 1.83:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T5600) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the "White" iMac Core 2 Duo models than the original iMac "Core Duo" systems?
  • 2.0:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T7200) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the "White" iMac Core 2 Duo models than the original iMac "Core Duo" systems?
  • 2.16-20,2.16-24:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T7400) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the "White" iMac Core 2 Duo models than the original iMac "Core Duo" systems?
Turbo Boost: N/A
Custom Speeds: 1.83:N/A
2.0:2.16 GHz
2.16-20,2.16-24:2.33 GHz
  • 1.83:N/A
  • 2.0:A 2.16 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T7400) processor was available as an optional upgrade for US$100.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 2.16-20:A 2.33 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T7600) processor was available as an optional upgrade for US$250.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 2.16-24:A 2.33 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T7600) processor was available as an optional upgrade for US$250.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
Processor Upgrade: ZIF Socket
FPU: Integrated
  • Also see: Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the iMac "Core 2 Duo"?
System Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 1.83:1.83 GHz (Built-in)
2.0:2.0 GHz (Built-in)
2.16-20,2.16-24:2.16 GHz (Built-in)
  • 667 MHz frontside bus.
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
EFI Architecture: 32-Bit
  • Also see: Does the iMac "Core 2 Duo" have a ROM or BIOS?
L1 Cache: 32k/32k
L2/L3 Cache: 1.83:2 MB (on chip)
2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:4 MB (on chip)
  • 1.83:Includes a 2 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
  • 2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:Includes a 4 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
RAM Type: PC2-5300 DDR2
Min. RAM Speed: 667 MHz
  • Supports 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM (200-pin SO-DIMM).

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the iMac "Core 2 Duo"? How much RAM of what type does it support?
Standard RAM: 1.83:512 MB, 1 GB
2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:1 GB
Maximum RAM: 1.83:2 GB
2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:4 GB
  • 1.83:512 MB of RAM is installed as two 256 MB SO-DIMM modules, no slots free.

    *The version sold to educational institutions from August 7, 2007 to April 7, 2009 shipped with 1 GB of RAM standard.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.0:1 GB of RAM is installed as two 512 MB SO-DIMM modules.

    *Apple officially supports 3 GB of RAM, but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 4 GB of RAM using two 2 GB memory modules with some limitations.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.16-20:1 GB of RAM is installed as two 512 MB SO-DIMM modules.

    *Apple officially supports 3 GB of RAM, but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 4 GB of RAM using two 2 GB memory modules with some limitations.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.16-24:1 GB of RAM is installed as two 512 MB SO-DIMM modules.

    *Apple officially supports 3 GB of RAM, but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 4 GB of RAM using two 2 GB memory modules with some limitations.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
  • 1.83:Apple recommends that one install RAM in matched pairs for optimum performance.
  • 2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:This model supports a 2 GB module in one slot and a 1 GB module in the other slot for a total supported configuration of 3 GB.
Video Card: 1.83:Intel GMA 950
2.0,2.16-20:Radeon X1600
2.16-24:GeForce 7300GT
VRAM Type: 1.83:Integrated
2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:GDDR3
  • 1.83:Also see: Why are "integrated graphics" considered to be inferior?
  • 2.0:ATI Radeon X1600 graphics processor using PCI Express. Has 128 MB of GDDR3 video memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the iMac "Core Duo" and "Core 2 Duo" systems? Is it upgradable?
  • 2.16-20:ATI Radeon X1600 graphics processor using PCI Express. Default configuration has 128 MB of GDDR3 video memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the iMac "Core Duo" and "Core 2 Duo" systems? Is it upgradable?
  • 2.16-24:NVIDIA GeForce 7300GT default graphics processor with 128 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM using PCI Express. GeForce 7600GT with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM also available at the time of purchase for an additional US$125.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the iMac "Core Duo" and "Core 2 Duo" systems? Is it upgradable?
Standard VRAM: 1.83:64 MB
2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:128 MB
Maximum VRAM: 1.83:64 MB
2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:128 MB
  • 1.83:Apple reports that "memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 80 MB, resulting in 432 MB of system memory available" with the default 512 MB installed.
  • 2.0:This model cannot be configured with additional GDDR3 SDRAM at the time of purchase.
  • 2.16-20:This model can be configured with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM at the time of purchase for an additional US$75.
  • 2.16-24:GeForce 7600GT with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM also available at the time of purchase for an additional US$125.
Built-in Display: 1.83,2.0:17.0" Widescreen
2.16-20:20.0" Widescreen
2.16-24:24.0" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 1.83,2.0:1440x900
2.16-20:1680x1050
2.16-24:1920x1200
  • 1.83,2.0:This model has a 17.0" TFT widescreen active matrix display with a native resolution of 1440x900. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 250 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 500:1, and viewing angle of 140 degrees horizontal and 120 degrees vertical.

    Also see: What are the differences between the displays used in the iMac "Core Duo/Core 2 Duo" models? What is the viewable angle and the brightness of each?
  • 2.16-20:This model has a 20.0" TFT widescreen active matrix display with a native resolution of 1680x1050. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 280 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 800:1, and viewing angle of 170 degrees horizontal and 170 degrees vertical.

    Also see: What are the differences between the displays used in the iMac "Core Duo/Core 2 Duo" models? What is the viewable angle and the brightness of each?
  • 2.16-24:This model has a 24.0" TFT widescreen active matrix display with a native resolution of 1920x1200. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 400 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 700:1, and viewing angle of 178 degrees horizontal and 178 degrees vertical.

    Also see: What are the differences between the displays used in the iMac "Core Duo/Core 2 Duo" models? What is the viewable angle and the brightness of each?
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 1920x1200
  • Apple reports that this model supports "digital resolutions up to 1920x1200" and "analog resolutions up to 2048x1536".
Standard Storage: 1.83,2.0:160 GB HDD
2.16-20,2.16-24:250 GB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 7200 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 3.5" (26.10 mm)
Storage Interface: Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
  • This model holds a single 3.5" Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s) hard drive or SSD.
Standard Optical: 1.83:DVD-ROM/CD-RW
2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:8X DL "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • 1.83:Apple reports that the slot-loading DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo drive "reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 24x speed."

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the iMac "Core Duo/Core 2 Duo" models? Which can read and write dual-layer DVDs?
  • 2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:Apple reports that the slot-loading 8X "SuperDrive" (DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW) "writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 2.4x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs at up to 4x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 24x speed."

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the iMac "Core Duo/Core 2 Duo" models? Which can read and write dual-layer DVDs?
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • An external Apple USB Modem was available for US$49.
Standard AirPort: 1.83:802.11a/b/g
2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:802.11a/b/g/n
Standard Bluetooth: 1.83:None
2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:2.0+EDR
  • 1.83:AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g) pre-installed. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR unavailable.

    Please note that unlike the other iMac "Core 2 Duo" models, this system does support 802.11n.
  • 2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.

    Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
USB Ports: 3 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 1.83,2.0,2.16-20:2 (400)
2.16-24:1 (400), 1 (800)
  • 1.83,2.0,2.16-20:Three USB 2.0 ports (480 Mbit/s), two Firewire "400" ports (shared - 8 watts).
  • 2.16-24:Three USB 2.0 ports (480 Mbit/s), one Firewire "400" port, one Firewire "800" port.
Expansion Slots: None
Expansion Bays: None
  • In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and hand-picked accessories like external storage, stands, keyboards, cables, adapters, speakers, and more for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, keyboards, security products, and more for this iMac.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Keyboard
Incl. Input: Mighty Mouse
  • 1.83:By default, it did not ship wth an Apple Remote, although it could be configured with one.
  • 2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:Also shipped with an Apple Remote.
Case Type: All-in-One
Form Factor: 1.83,2.0,2.16-20:iMac Intel (White)
2.16-24:iMac Intel 24-inch
  • 1.83,2.0,2.16-20:All-in-one "ice white" enclosure supported by an aluminium stand.
  • 2.16-24:All-in-one "ice white" enclosure supported by an aluminium stand. Unlike the other "Core 2 Duo" iMac models, this one is VESA compliant.
Apple Order No: 1.83:MA710LL
2.0:MA590LL
2.16-20:MA589LL
2.16-24:MA456LL
Apple Subfamily: 1.83:Late 2006 CD
2.0,2.16-20:Late 2006
2.16-24:Late 2006 - 24"
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: 1.83:A1195 (EMC 2124)
2.0:A1208 (EMC 2114)
2.16-20:A1207 (EMC 2118)
2.16-24:A1200 (EMC 2111)
Model ID: 1.83:iMac5,2
2.0,2.16-20:iMac5,1
2.16-24:iMac6,1
  • 1.83:Please note that these identifiers often refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1195 Model Number, the 2124 EMC Number, and the iMac5,2 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 2.0:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1208 Model Number, the 2114 EMC Number, and the iMac5,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 2.16-20:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1207 Model Number, the 2118 EMC Number, and the iMac5,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 2.16-24:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1200 Model Number, the 2111 EMC Number, and the iMac6,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: N/A
Battery Life: N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS: 1.83,2.0,2.16-20:X 10.4.7 (8K1106)
2.16-24:X 10.4.7 (8K1123)
Maximum MacOS: X 10.7.5
  • This system can run the last version of OS X 10.7 "Lion" if upgraded to at least 2 GB of RAM. Although it has a 64-bit processor, it has a 32-bit EFI and is not capable of booting into 64-bit mode. It does not support "OpenCL" either. Please also note that OS X Lion is not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as it does not support the "Rosetta" environment. This model cannot run versions of OS X newer than 10.7.5 "Lion."
Minimum Windows: XP SP2 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows: 7 (32-Bit)
  • 1.83:Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. However, if equipped with at least 1 GB of RAM, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit version of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
  • 2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit version of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
MacOS 9 Support: None
Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
  • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.

    For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 1.83,2.0:16.9 x 16.8 x 6.8
2.16-20:18.6 x 19.4 x 7.4
2.16-24:20.6 x 22.6 x 8.1
Avg. Weight: 1.83,2.0:15.5 lbs. (7 kg)
2.16-20:22 lbs. (10 kg)
2.16-24:24.7 lbs. (11.2 kg)
  • 1.83,2.0:In inches - height by width by depth, (43.0 cm, 42.6 cm, 17.3 cm).
  • 2.16-20:In inches - height by width by depth, (47.2 cm, 49.3 cm, 18.9 cm).
  • 2.16-24:In inches - height by width by depth, (52.3 cm, 57.4 cm, 20.7 cm).
Original Price (US): 1.83:US$999
2.0:US$1199
2.16-20:US$1499
2.16-24:US$1999
Est. Current Retail: 1.83,2.0:US$200-US$300
2.16-20:US$225-US$350
2.16-24:US$300-US$450
  • 1.83:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    *This model was discontinued for consumers on August 7, 2007, but it remained available for purchase by institutional education customers until April 7, 2009 for US$899.

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
  • 2.0,2.16-20,2.16-24:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[16] Apple iMac (Mid 2007)

iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-inch (Mid 2007)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-inch (Al)
The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-inch (Aluminium) features a 2.0 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7300), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 4 MB shared level 2 cache, an 800 MHz system bus, 1 GB of RAM (667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300), a 250 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD+R DL "SuperDrive", ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics acceleration with 128 MB of GDDR3 memory, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 20" glossy TFT Active Matrix LCD (1680x1050 native) display designed to "bounce sound off the desk below".

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "400" port and a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as mini-DVI, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode.

Externally, the "Aluminium" iMac "Core 2 Duo" models feature "elegant" Aluminium cases and have a glass cover that "joins precisely to the Aluminium enclosure creating a virtually seamless front surface" -- compared to white plastic cases used by the models these replaced. Additionally, the "Aluminium" systems were paired with a "new ultra-thin Aluminium" Apple Keyboard (0.33 inches at the front edge) based on the polarizing keyboard design introduced with the MacBook.

Internally, some "Aluminium Core 2 Duo" models have faster processors than their predecessors, but all have a faster "Santa Rosa" motherboard design with an 800 MHz frontside bus (up from 667 MHz), additional RAM capacity, and both a Firewire "400" port and Firewire "800" port.

Also see: What are the differences between the original "Aluminium" iMac Core 2 Duo models?

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000364 W8808B8WX85 -
H0000424 W8803883X85 -
H0000456 W87497KHX85 RETURNED TO VENDOR
External Links
Detailed description

iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 20-inch (Mid 2007)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 20-inch (Al)
The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 20-inch (Aluminium) features a 2.4 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7700), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 4 MB shared level 2 cache, an 800 MHz system bus, 1 GB of RAM (667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300), a 320 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD+R DL "SuperDrive", ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics acceleration with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 20" glossy TFT Active Matrix LCD (1680x1050 native) display designed to "bounce sound off the desk below".

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "400" port and a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as mini-DVI, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode.

Externally, the "Aluminium" iMac "Core 2 Duo" models feature "elegant" Aluminium cases and have a glass cover that "joins precisely to the Aluminium enclosure creating a virtually seamless front surface" -- compared to white plastic cases used by the models these replaced. Additionally, the "Aluminium" systems were paired with a "new ultra-thin Aluminium" Apple Keyboard (0.33 inches at the front edge) based on the polarizing keyboard design introduced with the MacBook.

Internally, some "Aluminium Core 2 Duo" models have faster processors than their predecessors, but all have a faster "Santa Rosa" motherboard design with an 800 MHz frontside bus (up from 667 MHz), additional RAM capacity, and both a Firewire "400" port and Firewire "800" port.

Also see: What are the differences between the original "Aluminium" iMac Core 2 Duo models?

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000003 W8805H7LX86
H0000344 7474606HX86 Heavily disassembled
H0000414 W88100DSX86
External Links
Detailed description

iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 24-inch (Mid 2007)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 24-inch (Al)
The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 24-inch (Aluminium) features a 2.4 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7700), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 4 MB shared level 2 cache, an 800 MHz system bus, 1 GB of RAM (667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300), a 320 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD+R DL "SuperDrive", ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics acceleration with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 24" glossy TFT Active Matrix LCD (1920x1200 native) display designed to "bounce sound off the desk below".

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "400" port and a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as mini-DVI, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode.

Externally, the "Aluminium" iMac "Core 2 Duo" models feature "elegant" Aluminium cases and have a glass cover that "joins precisely to the Aluminium enclosure creating a virtually seamless front surface" -- compared to white plastic cases used by the models these replaced. Additionally, the "Aluminium" systems were paired with a "new ultra-thin Aluminium" Apple Keyboard (0.33 inches at the front edge) based on the polarizing keyboard design introduced with the MacBook.

Internally, some "Aluminium Core 2 Duo" models have faster processors than their predecessors, but all have a faster "Santa Rosa" motherboard design with an 800 MHz frontside bus (up from 667 MHz), additional RAM capacity, and both a Firewire "400" port and Firewire "800" port.

Also see: What are the differences between the original "Aluminium" iMac Core 2 Duo models?

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000268 W88110XMX89
H0000412 W87422M0X89 SOLD
External Links
Detailed description

iMac "Core 2 Extreme" 2.8 24-inch (Mid 2007)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Extreme" 2.8 24-inch (Al)
The iMac "Core 2 Extreme" 2.8 24-inch (Aluminium) features a 2.8 GHz Intel "Core 2 Extreme" processor (X7900), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 4 MB shared level 2 cache, an 800 MHz system bus, 2 GB of RAM (667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300), a 500 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD+R DL "SuperDrive", ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics acceleration with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 24" glossy TFT Active Matrix LCD (1920x1200 native) display designed to "bounce sound off the desk below".

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "400" port and a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as mini-DVI, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode.

Externally, the "Aluminium" iMac "Core 2 Duo" models feature "elegant" Aluminium cases and have a glass cover that "joins precisely to the Aluminium enclosure creating a virtually seamless front surface" -- compared to white plastic cases used by the models these replaced. Additionally, the "Aluminium" systems were paired with a "new ultra-thin Aluminium" Apple Keyboard (0.33 inches at the front edge) based on the polarizing keyboard design introduced with the MacBook.

Internally, some "Aluminium Core 2 Duo" models have faster processors than their predecessors, but all have a faster "Santa Rosa" motherboard design with an 800 MHz frontside bus (up from 667 MHz), additional RAM capacity, and both a Firewire "400" port and Firewire "800" port.

Although it was announced as a "build-to-order" option for the iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 24-inch (Al), this model also was available as a standard configuration direct from Apple and from Apple Authorized Resellers.

Also see: What are the differences between the original "Aluminium" iMac Core 2 Duo models?

Source: EveryMac

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H0000450 W874911FX8A -
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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: August 7, 2007
Discontinued Date: April 28, 2008
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2007.
Processors: 1 (2 Cores)
Architecture: 64-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 2.0:2731
2.4-20,2.4-24:3216
2.8:3703
Geekbench 2 (64): 2.0:3086
2.4-20,2.4-24:3595
2.8:4117
  • Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
  • 2.0,2.4-20,2.4-24:You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac7,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
  • 2.8:You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac7,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
  • To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.0:1099
2.4-20,2.4-24:1286
2.8:1437
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.0:1916
2.4-20,2.4-24:2254
2.8:2522
  • These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
  • 2.0,2.4-20,2.4-24:You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac7,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
  • 2.8:You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac7,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
  • To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (64): 2.0:1134
2.4-20,2.4-24:1382
2.8:1591
Geekbench 3 (64): 2.0:1948
2.4-20,2.4-24:2457
2.8:2804
  • These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
  • 2.0,2.4-20,2.4-24:You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac7,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
  • 2.8:You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac7,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
  • To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 2.0:2.0 GHz
2.4-20,2.4-24:2.4 GHz
2.8:2.8 GHz
Processor Type: 2.0:Core 2 Duo (T7300)
2.4-20,2.4-24:Core 2 Duo (T7700)
2.8:Core 2 Extreme* (X7900)
  • 2.0:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T7300) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the "Aluminium" iMac Core 2 Duo models than the previous "White" iMac Core 2 Duo models?
  • 2.4-20,2.4-24:The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T7700) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the "Aluminium" iMac Core 2 Duo models than the previous "White" iMac Core 2 Duo models?
  • 2.8:Interestingly, although Apple refers to the processor in this model as a "Core 2 Extreme" in marketing materials and independent benchmarking tools also recognize it as a Core 2 Extreme (X7900) processor, the system self-reports that it has a "Core 2 Duo" processor under "Hardware Overview" within Mac OS X. This self identification is believed to be incorrect and the system actually does have a Core 2 Extreme processor.
Turbo Boost: N/A
Custom Speeds: 2.0,2.4-20:N/A
2.4-24:2.8 GHz (Core 2 Extreme)
2.8:N/A
  • 2.0,2.4-20:N/A
  • 2.4-24:A 2.8 GHz "Core 2 Extreme" processor was also available as a build-to-order option for US$250.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 2.8:N/A
Processor Upgrade: ZIF Socket
FPU: Integrated
  • Also see: Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the Aluminium iMac models?
System Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 2.0:2.0 GHz (Built-in)
2.4-20,2.4-24:2.4 GHz (Built-in)
2.8:2.8 GHz (Built-in)
  • 800 MHz frontside bus.
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
EFI Architecture: 64-Bit
L1 Cache: 32k/32k
L2/L3 Cache: 4 MB (on chip)
  • Includes a 4 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
RAM Type: PC2-5300 DDR2
Min. RAM Speed: 667 MHz
  • Supports 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM (200-pin SO-DIMM).

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in this Aluminium iMac model? How much RAM does it actually support?
Standard RAM: 2.0,2.4-20,2.4-24:1 GB
2.8:2 GB
Maximum RAM: 6 GB
  • 2.0,2.4-20,2.4-24:1 GB of RAM is installed as a single SO-DIMM module.
  • Apple officially supports 4 GB of RAM, but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 6 GB of RAM using one 2 GB and one 4 GB SO-DIMM module.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
  • This model supports two 2 GB modules -- one in each slot for a maximum of 4 GB of memory.
Video Card: 2.0:Radeon HD 2400 XT
2.4-20,2.4-24,2.8:Radeon HD 2600 PRO
VRAM Type: GDDR3
  • 2.0:ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics processor -- using PCI Express -- with 128 MB of GDDR3 video memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminium iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
  • 2.4-20,2.4-24,2.8:ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics processor -- using PCI Express -- with 256 MB of GDDR3 video memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminium iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
Standard VRAM: 2.0:128 MB
2.4-20,2.4-24,2.8:256 MB
Maximum VRAM: 2.0:128 MB
2.4-20,2.4-24,2.8:256 MB
Built-in Display: 2.0,2.4-20:20.0" Widescreen
2.4-24,2.8:24.0" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 2.0,2.4-20:1680x1050
2.4-24,2.8:1920x1200
  • 2.0,2.4-20:This model has a 20.0" "glossy" TFT widescreen active matrix display with a native resolution of 1680x1050. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 290 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 800:1, and viewing angle of 160 degrees horizontal and 160 degrees vertical.
  • 2.4-24,2.8:This model has a 24.0" "glossy" TFT widescreen active matrix display with a native resolution of 1920x1200. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 385 cd/m2 (the company originally reported this as "380 nits"), contrast ratio of 750:1, and viewing angle of 178 degrees horizontal and 178 degrees vertical.
  • Also see: What are the differences between the displays used in the Intel-based "Aluminium" and "White" iMac models? What is the viewable angle and the brightness of each?
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 1920x1200
  • Apple reports that this model supports "digital resolutions up to 1920x1200" and "analog resolutions up to 2048x1536".
Standard Storage: 2.0:250 GB HDD
2.4-20,2.4-24:320 GB HDD
2.8:500 GB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 7200 RPM
  • 2.0 :320 GB and 500 GB Serial ATA hard drives also were available by custom configuration.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the Aluminium iMac models? What type of hard drive do they support? Can you swap the hard drive for an SSD?
  • 2.4-20,2.4-24:A 500 GB Serial ATA hard drive also was available by custom configuration.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the Aluminium iMac models? What type of hard drive do they support? Can you swap the hard drive for an SSD?
  • 2.8 :Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the Aluminium iMac models? What type of hard drive do they support? Can you swap the hard drive for an SSD?
  • In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
Storage Dimensions: 3.5" (26.10 mm)
Storage Interface: Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
  • This model holds a single 3.5" SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drive or SSD.
Standard Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • Apple reports that the slot-loading 8X "SuperDrive" with 4X double-layer burning (DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW) "writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 4x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW at up to 6x and DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 24x speed."

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the iMac "Core Duo/Core 2 Duo" models? Which can read and write dual-layer DVDs?
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • An external Apple USB Modem was available for US$49.
Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n
Standard Bluetooth: 2.0+EDR
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.

    Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
USB Ports: 3 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 1 (400), 1 (800)
  • Three USB 2.0 ports, one Firewire "400" port, and one Firewire "800" port (7 watts each). Apple advertised that this system has "five" USB 2.0 ports, counting three on the system and two on the keyboard.
Expansion Slots: None
Expansion Bays: None
  • In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and hand-picked accessories like external storage, stands, keyboards, cables, adapters, speakers, and more for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, keyboards, security products, and more for this iMac.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Aluminium Keyboard
Incl. Input: Mighty Mouse
  • This model shipped with an "ultra-thin Aluminium" Apple Keyboard (0.33 inches at the front edge) based on the polarizing keyboard design introduced with the MacBook. It also shipped with an Apple Remote.

    Also see: How does the "ultra thin" keyboard provided with the "Aluminium" iMac Core 2 Duo models compare to a more traditional desktop keyboard? How does it feel?
Case Type: All-in-One
Form Factor: 2.0,2.4-20:iMac Core 2 Duo (Al)
2.4-24,2.8:iMac Core 2 Duo 24" (Al)
  • 2.0,2.4-20:All-in-one "Aluminium and glass" enclosure on an Aluminium stand.
  • 2.4-24,2.8:All-in-one "Aluminium and glass" enclosure on an Aluminium stand. Unlike the 20-inch Aluminium "Core 2 Duo" iMac models, the 24-inch ones are VESA compliant.
Apple Order No: 2.0:MA876LL
2.4-20:MA877LL
2.4-24:MA878LL
2.8:BTO/CTO
Apple Subfamily: 2.0,2.4-20:Mid-2007
2.4-24,2.8:Mid-2007 - 24"
  • 2.0,2.4-20,2.4-24:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 2.8:As this model technically is a custom configuration of the iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 24-inch (Aluminium), it does not have its own order number.
Apple Model No: 2.0,2.4-20:A1224 (EMC 2133)
2.4-24,2.8:A1225 (EMC 2134)
Model ID: iMac7,1
  • 2.0,2.4-20:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1224 Model Number, the 2133 EMC Number, and the iMac7,1 Model Identifier.
  • 2.4-24,2.8:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1225 Model Number, the 2134 EMC Number, and the iMac7,1 Model Identifier.
  • For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: N/A
Battery Life: N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.4.10 (8R4031)
Maximum MacOS: X 10.11.x
  • This system can run the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion", OS X 10.9 "Mavericks", OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" and OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" -- if upgraded to at least 2 GB of RAM. It is not supported booting into 64-bit mode when running Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard." It does not support OpenCL nor does it support AirDrop, AirPlay Mirroring (which also requires a 2nd Gen or later Apple TV), Power Nap, or other advanced features like Metal graphics acceleration, either. It is not capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) or subsequent versions of the macOS at all.

    Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or earlier.

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
Minimum Windows: XP SP2 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows: 7 (32-Bit)
  • Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit version of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
MacOS 9 Support: None
Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
  • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.

    For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 2.0,2.4-20:18.5 x 19.1 x 7.4
2.4-24,2.8:20.5 x 22.4 x 8.1
Avg. Weight: 2.0,2.4-20:20 lbs. (9.1 kg)
2.4-24,2.8:25.4 lbs. (11.5 kg)
  • 2.0,2.4-20:In inches - height by width by depth, (46.9 cm, 48.5 cm, 18.9 cm).
  • 2.4-24,2.8:In inches - height by width by depth, (52.0 cm, 56.9 cm, 20.6 cm).
Original Price (US): 2.0:US$1199
2.4-20:US$1499
2.4-24:US$1799
2.8:US$2299
Est. Current Retail: 2.0:US$300-US$450
2.4-20:US$350-US$500
2.4-24:US$450-US$550
2.8:US$500-US$650
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[485] Apple iMac (Early 2008)

iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 20-inch (Early 2008)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 20-inch (Early 2008)
The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 20-inch Aluminium (Early 2008/Penryn) features a 2.4 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (E8135), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz system bus, 1 GB of RAM (800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-6400), a 250 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics acceleration with 128 MB of GDDR3 memory, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 20" glossy TFT Active Matrix LCD (1680x1050 native) display.

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "400" port and a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as mini-DVI, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode.

Externally, the iMac "Core 2 Duo" Aluminium (Early 2008/Penryn) models essentially are the same as the original Aluminium models that these replaced, with the same housing and glass cover that "joins precisely to the Aluminium enclosure creating a virtually seamless front surface". The Early 2008/Penryn models, likewise, are paired with the same "ultra-thin aluminium" Apple Keyboard (0.33 inches at the front edge).

Internally, however, the "Early 2008/Penryn" revision of the "Aluminium Core 2 Duo" models have faster and more energy-efficient 45 nm "Penryn" processors -- compared to 65 nm "Merom" processors in the original "Aluminium" models -- larger level 2 caches (6 MB compared to 4 MB), faster frontside buses (1066 MHz compared to 800 MHz), and faster memory (PC2-6400 compared to PC2-5300). Some configurations shipped with more default memory as well.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Early 2008/Penryn" Aluminium iMac Core 2 Duo models?
  • How do the "Early 2008/Penryn" Aluminium iMac Core 2 Duo models compare to the original Aluminium models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 20-inch (Early 2008)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 20-inch (Early 2008)
The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 20-inch Aluminium (Early 2008/Penryn) features a 2.66 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (E8335), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz system bus, 2 GB of RAM (800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-6400), a 320 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics acceleration with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 20" glossy TFT Active Matrix LCD (1680x1050 native) display.

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "400" port and a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as mini-DVI, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode.

Externally, the iMac "Core 2 Duo" Aluminium (Early 2008/Penryn) models essentially are the same as the original Aluminium models that these replaced, with the same housing and glass cover that "joins precisely to the Aluminium enclosure creating a virtually seamless front surface". The Early 2008/Penryn models, likewise, are paired with the same "ultra-thin aluminium" Apple Keyboard (0.33 inches at the front edge).

Internally, however, the "Early 2008/Penryn" revision of the "Aluminium Core 2 Duo" models have faster and more energy-efficient 45 nm "Penryn" processors -- compared to 65 nm "Merom" processors in the original "Aluminium" models -- larger level 2 caches (6 MB compared to 4 MB), faster frontside buses (1066 MHz compared to 800 MHz), and faster memory (PC2-6400 compared to PC2-5300). Some configurations shipped with more default memory as well.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Early 2008/Penryn" Aluminium iMac Core 2 Duo models?
  • How do the "Early 2008/Penryn" Aluminium iMac Core 2 Duo models compare to the original Aluminium models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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H0000342 YM829090ZE3 Many parts missing
H0000343 YM8400WPZE3 Heavily disassembled
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iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.8 24-inch (Early 2008)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.8 24-inch (Early 2008)
The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.8 24-inch Aluminium (Early 2008/Penryn) features a 2.8 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (E8235), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz system bus, 2 GB of RAM (800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-6400), a 320 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics acceleration with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 24" glossy TFT Active Matrix LCD (1920x1200 native) display.

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "400" port and a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as mini-DVI, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode.

Externally, the iMac "Core 2 Duo" Aluminium (Early 2008/Penryn) models essentially are the same as the original Aluminium models that these replaced, with the same housing and glass cover that "joins precisely to the Aluminium enclosure creating a virtually seamless front surface". The Early 2008/Penryn models, likewise, are paired with the same "ultra-thin aluminium" Apple Keyboard (0.33 inches at the front edge).

Internally, however, the "Early 2008/Penryn" revision of the "Aluminium Core 2 Duo" models have faster and more energy-efficient 45 nm "Penryn" processors -- compared to 65 nm "Merom" processors in the original "Aluminium" models -- larger level 2 caches (6 MB compared to 4 MB), faster frontside buses (1066 MHz compared to 800 MHz), and faster memory (PC2-6400 compared to PC2-5300). Some configurations shipped with more default memory as well.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Early 2008/Penryn" Aluminium iMac Core 2 Duo models?
  • How do the "Early 2008/Penryn" Aluminium iMac Core 2 Duo models compare to the original Aluminium models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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H0000386 YM8377U4ZE4 SOLD
H0000390 YM8361C7ZE4 -
H0000391 YM83008FZE7 -
H0000425 YM9050V2ZE4 SOLD
H0000448 YM8160J7ZE4 SOLD
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iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 24-inch (Early 2008)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 24-inch (Early 2008)
The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 24-inch Aluminium (Early 2008/Penryn) features a 3.06 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (E8435), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz system bus, 2 GB of RAM (800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-6400), a 500 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics acceleration with 512 MB of GDDR3 memory, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 24" glossy TFT Active Matrix LCD (1920x1200 native) display.

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "400" port and a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as mini-DVI, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode.

Externally, the iMac "Core 2 Duo" Aluminium (Early 2008/Penryn) models essentially are the same as the original Aluminium models that these replaced, with the same housing and glass cover that "joins precisely to the Aluminium enclosure creating a virtually seamless front surface". The Early 2008/Penryn models, likewise, are paired with the same "ultra-thin aluminium" Apple Keyboard (0.33 inches at the front edge).

Internally, however, the "Early 2008/Penryn" revision of the "Aluminium Core 2 Duo" models have faster and more energy-efficient 45 nm "Penryn" processors -- compared to 65 nm "Merom" processors in the original "Aluminium" models -- larger level 2 caches (6 MB compared to 4 MB), faster frontside buses (1066 MHz compared to 800 MHz), and faster memory (PC2-6400 compared to PC2-5300). Some configurations shipped with more default memory as well.

Although it was announced as a "build-to-order" option for the iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.8 24-inch (08), this model also was available as a standard configuration direct from Apple and from Apple Authorized Resellers.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Early 2008/Penryn" Aluminium iMac Core 2 Duo models?
  • How do the "Early 2008/Penryn" Aluminium iMac Core 2 Duo models compare to the original Aluminium models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: April 28, 2008
Discontinued Date: March 3, 2009
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2008.
Processors: 1 (2 Cores)
Architecture: 64-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 2.4:3334
2.66:3668
2.8:3833
3.06:4113
Geekbench 2 (64): 2.4:3705
2.66:4080
2.8:4284
3.06:4602
  • Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac8,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.4:1344
2.66:1477
2.8:1529
3.06:1644
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.4:2394
2.66:2626
2.8:2693
3.06:2910
  • These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac8,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (64): 2.4:1426
2.66:1606
2.8:1661
3.06:1803
Geekbench 3 (64): 2.4:2377
2.66:2885
2.8:2969
3.06:3247
  • These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac8,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 2.4:2.4 GHz
2.66:2.66 GHz
2.8:2.8 GHz
3.06:3.06 GHz
Processor Type: 2.4:Core 2 Duo (E8135)
2.66:Core 2 Duo (E8335)
2.8:Core 2 Duo (E8235)
3.06:Core 2 Duo (E8435)
  • All Intel "Core 2 Duo" processors include two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the "Early 2008/Penryn" Aluminium iMac Core 2 Duo models than the original Aluminium models?
Turbo Boost: N/A
Custom Speeds: 2.4,2.66:N/A
2.8:3.06 GHz
3.06:N/A
  • 2.4,2.66:N/A
  • 2.8:A 3.06 GHz "Core 2 Duo" processor was available as a build-to-order upgrade for US$200.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 3.06:N/A
Processor Upgrade: ZIF Socket
FPU: Integrated
  • Also see: Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the Aluminium iMac models?
System Bus Speed: 1066 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 2.4:2.4 GHz (Built-in)
2.66:2.66 GHz (Built-in)
2.8:2.8 GHz (Built-in)
3.06:3.06 GHz (Built-in)
  • 1066 MHz frontside bus.
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
EFI Architecture: 64-Bit
L1 Cache: 32k/32k
L2/L3 Cache: 6 MB (on chip)
  • Includes a 6 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
RAM Type: PC2-6400 DDR2
Min. RAM Speed: 800 MHz
  • Supports 800 MHz PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM (200-pin SO-DIMM).

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in this Aluminium iMac model? How much RAM does it actually support?
Standard RAM: 2.4:1 GB
2.66,2.8,3.06:2 GB
Maximum RAM: 6 GB
  • 2.4:By default, 1 GB of RAM was installed as a single SO-DIMM module. One slot free.

    *Apple officially supports 4 GB of RAM, but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 6 GB of RAM using one 2 GB and one 4 GB SO-DIMM module.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.66,2.8,3.06:By default, 2 GB of RAM was installed as two 1 GB SO-DIMM modules. No slots free.

    *Apple officially supports 4 GB of RAM, but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 6 GB of RAM using one 2 GB and one 4 GB SO-DIMM module.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
  • This model supports two 2 GB modules -- one in each slot for a maximum of 4 GB of memory.
Video Card: 2.4:Radeon HD 2400 XT
2.66,2.8:Radeon HD 2600 PRO
3.06:GeForce 8800 GS
VRAM Type: GDDR3
  • 2.4:ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics processor -- using PCI Express -- with 128 MB of GDDR3 video memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminium iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
  • 2.66:ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics processor -- using PCI Express -- with 256 MB of GDDR3 video memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminium iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
  • 2.8:ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics processor -- using PCI Express -- with 256 MB of GDDR3 video memory. A NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics processor with 512 MB of GDDR3 video memory also was available as a build-to-order upgrade for US$150.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminium iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
  • 3.06:NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics processor -- using PCI Express -- with 512 MB of GDDR3 video memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminium iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
Standard VRAM: 2.4:128 MB
2.66,2.8:256 MB
3.06:512 MB
Maximum VRAM: 2.4:128 MB
2.66,2.8:256 MB
3.06:512 MB
  • 2.4,2.66:N/A
  • 2.8:A NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics processor with 512 MB of GDDR3 video memory also was available as a build-to-order upgrade for US$150.
  • 3.06:N/A
Built-in Display: 2.4,2.66:20.0" Widescreen
2.8,3.06:24.0" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 2.4,2.66:1680x1050
2.8,3.06:1920x1200
  • 2.4,2.66:This model has a 20.0" "glossy" TFT widescreen active matrix display with a native resolution of 1680x1050. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 290 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 800:1, and viewing angle of 160 degrees horizontal and 160 degrees vertical.

    Also see: What are the differences between the displays used in the Intel-based "Aluminium" and "White" iMac models? What is the viewable angle and the brightness of each?
  • 2.8,3.06:This model has a 24.0" "glossy" TFT widescreen active matrix display with a native resolution of 1920x1200. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 385 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 750:1, and viewing angle of 178 degrees horizontal and 178 degrees vertical.

    Also see: What are the differences between the displays used in the Intel-based "Aluminium" and "White" iMac models? What is the viewable angle and the brightness of each?
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 1920x1200
  • Apple reports that this model supports "digital resolutions up to 1920x1200" and "analog resolutions up to 2048x1536".
Standard Storage: 2.4:250 GB HDD
2.66,2.8:320 GB HDD
3.06:500 GB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 7200 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 3.5" (26.10 mm)
Storage Interface: Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
  • This model holds a single 3.5" SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drive or SSD.
Standard Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • Apple reports that the slot-loading 8X "SuperDrive" with 4X double-layer burning (DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW) "writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 4x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW at up to 6x and DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 24x speed."

    Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the iMac "Core Duo/Core 2 Duo" models? Which can read and write dual-layer DVDs?
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • An external Apple USB Modem was available for US$49.
Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n
Standard Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR standard.

    Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
USB Ports: 3 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 1 (400), 1 (800)
  • Three USB 2.0 ports, one Firewire "400" port, and one Firewire "800" port (7 watts each). Apple advertises that this system has "five" USB 2.0 ports, counting three on the system and two on the keyboard.
Expansion Slots: None
Expansion Bays: None
  • In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and hand-picked accessories like external storage, stands, keyboards, cables, adapters, speakers, and more for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, keyboards, security products, and more for this iMac.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Aluminium Keyboard
Incl. Input: Mighty Mouse
  • This model shipped with an "ultra-thin Aluminium" Apple Keyboard (0.33 inches at the front edge) based on the polarizing keyboard design introduced with the MacBook. It also shipped with an Apple Remote.

    Also see: How does the "ultra thin" keyboard provided with the "Aluminium" iMac Core 2 Duo models compare to a more traditional desktop keyboard? How does it feel?
Case Type: All-in-One
Form Factor: iMac Core 2 Duo (Al)
  • All-in-one "Aluminium and glass" enclosure on an Aluminium stand.
Apple Order No: 2.4:MB323LL/A
2.66:MB324LL/A
2.8:MB325LL/A
3.06:MB398LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Early 2008
  • 2.4:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.

    Apple formally refers to this system as a member of the "Early 2008" series but users commonly call it "Penryn" referring to Intel's procesor type.
  • 2.66,2.8,3.06:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: 2.4,2.66:A1224 (EMC 2210)
2.8,3.06:A1225 (EMC 2211)
Model ID: iMac8,1
  • 2.4,2.66:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1224 Model Number, the 2210 EMC Number, and the iMac8,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 2.8,3.06:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1225 Model Number, the 2211 EMC Number, and the iMac8,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: N/A
Battery Life: N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.5.2 (9C2028)
Maximum MacOS: X 10.11.x
  • 2.4:This system can run the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion", OS X 10.9 "Mavericks", OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" and OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" -- if upgraded to at least 2 GB of RAM, including booting in 64-bit mode. However, it does not support OpenCL nor does it support AirDrop, AirPlay Mirroring (which also requires a 2nd Gen or later Apple TV), Power Nap, or other advanced features. It is not capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) or subsequent versions of the macOS at all.

    Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or earlier.

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
  • 2.66,2.8,3.06:This system can run the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion", OS X 10.9 "Mavericks", OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" and OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" including booting in 64-bit mode. However, it does not support OpenCL nor does it support AirDrop, AirPlay Mirroring (which also requires a 2nd Gen or later Apple TV), Power Nap, or other advanced features, either. It is not capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) or subsequent versions of the macOS at all.

    Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or earlier.

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
Minimum Windows: XP SP2 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows: 7 (32-Bit)
  • Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit version of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
MacOS 9 Support: None
Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
  • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.

    For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 2.4,2.66:18.5 x 19.1 x 7.4
2.8,3.06:20.5 x 22.4 x 8.1
Avg. Weight: 2.4,2.66:20 lbs. (9.1 kg)
2.8,3.06:25.4 lbs. (11.5 kg)
  • 2.4,2.66:In inches - height by width by depth, (46.9 cm, 48.5 cm, 18.9 cm).
  • 2.8,3.06:In inches - height by width by depth, (52.0 cm, 56.9 cm, 20.6 cm).
Original Price (US): 2.4:US$1199
2.66:US$1499
2.8:US$1799
3.06:US$2199
Est. Current Retail: 2.4:US$350-US$500
2.66:US$350-US$550
2.8:US$500-US$650
3.06:US$550-US$700
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[616] Apple iMac (Mid 2009)

iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-inch (Mid-2009)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-inch (Mid-2009)
The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-inch Aluminium (Mid-2009/Education Only) -- which only was available for sale to educational institutions -- features a 2.0 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor, with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz system bus, 1 GB of RAM (1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM), a 160 GB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics with 128 MB of memory shared with the system, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 20" glossy TFT Active Matrix LCD (1680x1050 native) display.

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode.

Compared to the higher-end iMac "Core 2 Duo" (Early 2009) models, this model has a slower processor and half the shared level 2 cache, a smaller hard drive, less RAM (and half the maximum RAM capacity), less shared DDR3 video memory, and no support for internal Bluetooth. By default, it shipped with a keyboard without the numeric keypad but could be upgraded to one with a numeric keypad at no extra cost.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the education-only "Mid-2009" Aluminium iMac Core 2 Duo and the "White" model it replaced?
  • What are the differences between the education-only "Mid-2009" Aluminium iMac Core 2 Duo and the "regular" 20-inch "Early 2009" iMac?

Source: EveryMac

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iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 20-inch (Mid-2009)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 20-inch (Mid-2009)
Quietly introduced without a press release, the iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 20-inch Aluminium (Mid-2009/Education Only) -- which only was available for sale to educational institutions -- features a 2.26 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor, with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz system bus, 1 or 2 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2 GB starting May 3, 2011), a 160 GB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics with 128 MB of memory shared with the system, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 20" glossy TFT Active Matrix LCD (1680x1050 native) display.

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode. Note that it does not provide internal support for Bluetooth.

Compared to the iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-inch (Mid-2009) that it replaced, this model has a faster processor, but otherwise is identical. Starting on May 3, 2011, Apple changed the order number to MC015LL/C and increased the standard RAM to 2 GB.

Please also note that although this model first was shipped in 2010, Apple commonly refers to it as a "Mid-2009" model in documentation.

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: 2.0:April 7, 2009
2.26:March 4, 2010
Discontinued Date: 2.0:March 4, 2010
2.26:March 7, 2012
  • 2.0:The "Introduction Date" typically refers to the date a model was introduced via press release although one was not issued for this model. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2009.
  • 2.26:The "Introduction Date" typically refers to the date a model was introduced via press release although no press release was issued for this model. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    *On May 3, 2011, Apple boosted the standard RAM to 2 GB and changed the order number to MC015LL/C.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2010.
Processors: 1 (2 Cores)
Architecture: 64-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 2.0:2881
2.26:3235
Geekbench 2 (64): 2.0:3183
2.26:3558
  • Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac9,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.0:1154
2.26:1288
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.0:2026
2.26:2248
  • These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac9,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (64): N/A
Geekbench 3 (64): N/A
  • When last updated, Geekbench 3 only provided sufficient 32-bit performance data for this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac9,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 2.0:2.0 GHz
2.26:2.26 GHz
Processor Type: 2.0:Core 2 Duo (P7350)
2.26:Core 2 Duo (P7550)
  • All Intel "Core 2 Duo" processors include two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.
Turbo Boost: N/A
Custom Speeds: N/A
Processor Upgrade: Soldered
FPU: Integrated
  • Officially, Apple provides no support for upgrading the processor in any Intel-based iMac models, but many models have the processor socket-mounted which makes upgrading the processor feasible. As this model has much in common with the "Early 2009" Mac mini, which has the processor soldered to the motherboard, it seems probable that this model does as well.
System Bus Speed: 1066 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 2.0:2.0 GHz (Built-in)
2.26:2.26 GHz (Built-in)
  • 1066 MHz frontside bus.
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
EFI Architecture: 64-Bit
L1 Cache: 32k/32k
L2/L3 Cache: 3 MB (on chip)
  • Includes a 3 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
RAM Type: PC3-8500 DDR3
Min. RAM Speed: 1066 MHz
  • Supports 1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SO-DIMMs (204-pin).

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in this Aluminium iMac model? How much RAM does it actually support?
Standard RAM: 2.0:1 GB
2.26:1 GB, 2 GB
Maximum RAM: 8 GB
  • 2.0:By default, 1 GB of RAM is installed as a single 1 GB SO-DIMM module. One slot free.

    *Apple originally supported 4 GB of RAM in this model, and it was believed to have an artificial EFI limitation that prevented 8 GB of RAM from being recognized. However, Apple later began to support 8 GB of RAM.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.26:By default, 1 GB of RAM was installed as a single 1 GB SO-DIMM module prior to May 3, 2011 with one slot free. Starting May 3, 2011, 2 GB of RAM was installed as two 1 GB SO-DIMM modules.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
  • This model supports two 2 GB modules -- one in each slot for a maximum of 4 GB of memory.
Video Card: GeForce 9400M
VRAM Type: Integrated
  • This model has a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M that shares memory with the system.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminium iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
Standard VRAM: 128 MB
Maximum VRAM: 128 MB
  • Apple reports that "memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs" and that the minimum graphics usage is 128 MB with this model.
Built-in Display: 20.0" Widescreen
Native Resolution: 1680x1050
  • This model has a 20.0" "glossy" TFT widescreen active matrix display with a native resolution of 1680x1050. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 290 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 800:1, and viewing angle of 160 degrees horizontal and 160 degrees vertical.

    Also see: What are the differences between the displays used in the Intel-based "Aluminium" and "White" iMac models? What is the viewable angle and the brightness of each?
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 2560x1600
  • Apple reports that this model simultaneously supports the native resolution of the built-in display and up-to a 30-inch external display (2560x1600).
Standard Storage: 160 GB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: N/A
Storage Dimensions: 3.5" (26.10 mm)
Storage Interface: Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
  • This model holds a single 3.5" SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drive or SSD.
Standard Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • Apple reports that the slot-loading 8X "SuperDrive" with 4X double-layer burning (DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW) "writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 4x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW at up to 6x and DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 24x speed."

    Site sponsor Other World Computing offers a "Data Doubler" mounting kit that may be of interest. It makes it simple to install a second hard drive or SSD in the optical drive bay of this iMac.
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • External Apple USB Modem offered for US$49.
Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) standard. This model does not support internal Bluetooth.

    Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
USB Ports: 4 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 1 (800)
  • Four USB 2.0 ports and one Firewire "800" port (7 watts). Apple advertises that this system has "six" USB 2.0 ports, counting four on the system and two on the keyboard.
Expansion Slots: None
Expansion Bays: None
  • In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and hand-picked accessories like external storage, stands, keyboards, cables, adapters, speakers, and more for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, keyboards, security products, and more for this iMac.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Keyboard
Incl. Input: Mighty Mouse
  • By default, this model comes with a small Aluminium "ultrathin, compact wired keyboard" that lacks the numerical keypad.

    Also see: How does the "ultra thin" keyboard provided with the "Aluminium" iMac Core 2 Duo models compare to a more traditional desktop keyboard? How does it feel?
Case Type: All-in-One
Form Factor: iMac Core 2 Duo (2009)
  • The "Early 2009" and "Mid-2009" iMac "Core 2 Duo" models use an all-in-one "Aluminium and glass" enclosure on an Aluminium stand that is essentially the same as the previous "Aluminium" iMac models, but the "supporting foot" is tapered toward the front rather than squared off.
Apple Order No: 2.0:MC015LL/A
2.26:MC015LL/B
Apple Subfamily: Mid-2009 (Edu)
  • 2.0:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 2.26:The MC015LL/B order number refers to this model as originally shipped with 1 GB of RAM. On May 3, 2011, Apple began to install 2 GB of RAM standard and changed the order number to MC015LL/C.
Apple Model No: 2.0:A1224 (EMC 2266)
2.26:A1224 (EMC 2316)
Model ID: iMac9,1
  • 2.0:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1224 Model Number, the 2266 EMC Number, and the iMac9,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 2.26:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1224 Model Number, the 2316 EMC Number, and the iMac9,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: N/A
Battery Life: N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS: 2.0:X 10.5.7
2.26:X 10.5.8
Maximum MacOS: X 10.11.x
  • 2.0:If upgraded to at least 2 GB of RAM, this system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion", OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" and OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" except for Power Nap and AirPlay Mirroring functionality (which also requires an Apple TV 2nd Gen or later). It does support Mac-to-Mac AirDrop capability, but not AirDrop to iOS. Running OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" it does not support Metal graphics acceleration. It is not capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) or subsequent versions of the macOS at all.

    Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or earlier.

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
  • 2.26:If at least 2 GB of RAM is installed, this system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion", OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" and OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" except for Power Nap and AirPlay Mirroring functionality (which also requires an Apple TV 2nd Gen or later). It does support Mac-to-Mac AirDrop capability, but not AirDrop to iOS. Running OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" it does not support Metal graphics acceleration. It is not capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) or subsequent versions of the macOS at all.

    Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or earlier.

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
Minimum Windows: XP SP2 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows: 7 (32-Bit)
  • Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit version of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
MacOS 9 Support: None
Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
  • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

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    For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 18.5 x 19.1 x 7.4
Avg. Weight: 20 lbs. (9.1 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (46.9 cm, 48.5 cm, 18.9 cm).
Original Price (US): US$899
Est. Current Retail: 2.0:US$350-US$550
2.26:US$350-US$600
  • 2.0:This model was only available for purchase by educational institutions.

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).
  • 2.26:Please note that this model was limited to purchase by educational institutions only and could not be purchased by individuals, even those entitled to make educational purchases.

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[576] Apple iMac (Late 2009,21.5-inch)

iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 21.5-inch (Late 2009)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 21.5-inch (Late 2009)
The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 21.5-inch Aluminium (Late 2009) features a 3.06 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (E7600), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz system bus, 4 GB of RAM (1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM), a 500 GB or 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics with 256 MB of shared memory or ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

It also has a built-in iSight video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 21.5" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (1920x1080 native) display "with IPS technology".

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display up to 30" (2560x1600).

The "Late 2009" iMac line looks similar to earlier Aluminium iMac models but have an "edge-to-edge" glass design and a "seamless all Aluminium enclosure" (previous Aluminium models have a modest Aluminium border around the display and a plastic back).

Externally, the displays are enhanced with LED-backlighting and "IPS technology" for improved quality, and internally, each has four RAM slots supporting up to 16 GB of RAM (rather than two slots and 8 GB of RAM for earlier models). All "Late 2009" models also include an SD Card slot and redesigned speakers that promise "louder, clearer sound with better bass response and less distortion".

The "Late 2009" iMac models shipped with a compact Aluminium Apple Wireless Keyboard and a new multi-touch "Magic Mouse" where the "entire top is a seamless multi-touch surface" that allows one to "navigate using intuitive finger gestures". A new Aluminium remote was offered for an additional US$19 as well.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Late 2009" Aluminium iMac models?
  • How do the "Late 2009" Aluminium iMac models compare to the "Early 2009" models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000345 W8939BJPB9U -
H0000426 W800402WB9U missing front glass
External Links
Detailed description

iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.33 21.5-inch (Late 2009)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.33 21.5-inch (Late 2009)
The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.33 21.5-inch (Late 2009) technically is a "build-to-order" configuration of the iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 21.5-inch (Late 2009), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor, these two models are identical.

The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.33 21.5-inch Aluminium (Late 2009) features a 3.33 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (E8600), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared level 2 cache, a 1333 MHz system bus, 4 GB of RAM (1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM), a 500 GB or 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics with 256 MB of shared memory or ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

It also has a built-in iSight video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 21.5" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (1920x1080 native) display "with IPS technology".

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display up to 30" (2560x1600).

The "Late 2009" iMac line looks similar to earlier Aluminium iMac models but have an "edge-to-edge" glass design and a "seamless all Aluminium enclosure" (previous Aluminium models have a modest Aluminium border around the display and a plastic back).

Externally, the displays are enhanced with LED-backlighting and "IPS technology" for improved quality, and internally, each has four RAM slots supporting up to 16 GB of RAM (rather than two slots and 8 GB of RAM for earlier models). All "Late 2009" models also include an SD Card slot and redesigned speakers that promise "louder, clearer sound with better bass response and less distortion".

The "Late 2009" iMac models shipped with a compact Aluminium Apple Wireless Keyboard and a new multi-touch "Magic Mouse" where the "entire top is a seamless multi-touch surface" that allows one to "navigate using intuitive finger gestures". A new Aluminium remote was offered for an additional US$19 as well.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Late 2009" Aluminium iMac models?
  • How do the "Late 2009" Aluminium iMac models compare to the "Early 2009" models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
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Model
Number
Model
Identification
- - -
External Links
Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: October 20, 2009
Discontinued Date: July 27, 2010
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2009.
Processors: 1 (2 Cores)
Architecture: 64-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 3.06:4221
3.33:4647
Geekbench 2 (64): 3.06:4628
3.33:5189
  • Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac10,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (32): 3.06:1641
3.33:1824
Geekbench 3 (32): 3.06:2882
3.33:3199
  • These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac10,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (64): 3.06:1782
3.33:1908
Geekbench 3 (64): 3.06:3128
3.33:3271
  • These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac10,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 3.06:3.06 GHz
3.33:3.33 GHz
Processor Type: 3.06:Core 2 Duo (E7600)
3.33:Core 2 Duo (E8600)
  • 3.06:All Intel "Core 2 Duo" processors include two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo-powered "Late 2009" Aluminium iMac models than the "Early 2009" models?
  • 3.33:All Intel "Core 2 Duo" processors include two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.
Turbo Boost: N/A
Custom Speeds: 3.06:3.33 GHz
3.33:N/A
  • 3.06:This model additionally could be configured with a 3.33 GHz Core 2 Duo processor for an extra US$200.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 3.33:N/A
Processor Upgrade: LGA 775 (Socket T)
FPU: Integrated
  • This model's processor uses an LGA 775 Socket T.

    Also see: Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the Aluminium iMac models?
System Bus Speed: 3.06:1066 MHz
3.33:1333 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 3.06:3.06 GHz (Built-in)
3.33:3.33 GHz (Built-in)
  • 3.06:1066 MHz frontside bus.
  • 3.33:1333 MHz frontside bus.
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
EFI Architecture: 64-Bit
L1 Cache: 32k/32k
L2/L3 Cache: 3.06:3 MB (on chip)
3.33:6 MB (on chip)
  • Includes a 3 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
RAM Type: PC3-8500 DDR3
Min. RAM Speed: 1066 MHz
  • Supports 1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SO-DIMMs (204-pin).

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in this Aluminium iMac model? How much RAM does it actually support?
Standard RAM: 4 GB
Maximum RAM: 16 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 4
  • This model supports four 4 GB modules -- one in each slot for a maximum of 16 GB of memory.
Video Card: GeForce 9400M
VRAM Type: Integrated
  • 3.06:There are two configurations of this model -- MB950LL/A, which has a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor that shares memory with the system and MC413LL/A, which has an ATI Radeon HD 4670 with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminium iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
  • 3.33:There are two configurations of the stock configuration of this model with either a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor that shares memory with the system or an ATI Radeon HD 4670 with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminium iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
Standard VRAM: 256 MB
Maximum VRAM: 256 MB
  • In the MB950LL/A configuration, the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor shares 256 MB of memory with the system. Apple reports that "memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs" and that the minimum graphics usage is 256 MB with this model.

    The MC413LL/A configuration, on the other hand, has 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 video memory.
Built-in Display: 21.5" 16:9 Widescreen
Native Resolution: 1920x1080
  • This model has a 21.5" glossy LED-backlit 16:9 widescreen TFT active matrix display with "IPS technology" and a native resolution of 1920x1080. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 320 cd/m2, and viewing angle of 178 degrees horizontal and 178 degrees vertical. The contrast ratio is 1000:1 and the PPI is 102.

    Also see: How does the display quality of the 21.5-inch and 27-inch "Late 2009" Aluminium iMac models compare to previous Aluminium iMac models?
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 2560x1600
  • Apple reports that this model simultaneously supports the native resolution of the built-in display and up-to a 30-inch external display (2560x1600).
Standard Storage: 500 GB, 1 TB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 7200 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 3.5" (26.10 mm)
Storage Interface: Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
  • This model holds a single 3.5" SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drive or SSD.
Standard Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • Apple reports that the slot-loading 8X "SuperDrive" with 4X double-layer burning (DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW) "writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 4x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW at up to 6x and DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 24x speed."

    Site sponsor Other World Computing offers a "Data Doubler" mounting kit that may be of interest. It makes it simple to install a second hard drive or SSD in the optical drive bay of this iMac.
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n
Standard Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR standard.

    Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
USB Ports: 4 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 1 (800)
  • Four USB 2.0 ports and one Firewire "800" port (7 watts).
Expansion Slots: SD Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and hand-picked accessories like external storage, stands, keyboards, cables, adapters, speakers, and more for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, keyboards, security products, and more for this iMac.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Wireless Keyboard
Incl. Input: Magic Mouse
  • This model shipped with a small Aluminium "ultrathin, compact wireless keyboard" (no numeric keypad) and a new wireless "Magic Mouse", where the "entire top is a seamless multi-touch surface" that allows one to "navigate using intuitive finger gestures".

    Also see: How does the "ultra thin" keyboard provided with the "Aluminium" iMac models compare to a more traditional desktop keyboard? How does it feel?
Case Type: All-in-One
Form Factor: iMac (Late 2009)
  • The cases used by the "Late 2009" iMac models look similar to the one used by previous "Aluminium" models, but the "Late 2009" design has "edge-to-edge glass" for the display and a "seamless all Aluminium enclosure" (the earlier models had a plastic back).
Apple Order No: 3.06:MB950LL/A
3.33:BTO/CTO
Apple Subfamily: Late 2009
  • 3.06:MB950LL/A refers to the configuration with a 500 GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M "integrated" graphics. MC413LL/A refers to the configuration with a 1 TB hard drive and ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 VRAM.
  • 3.33:As this model technically is a custom configuration of the iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 21.5-inch (Late 2009), it does not have its own order number.
Apple Model No: A1311 (EMC 2308)
Model ID: iMac10,1
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1311 Model Number, the 2308 EMC Number, and the iMac10,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: N/A
Battery Life: N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.6.1 (10A2155)
Maximum MacOS: Current
  • 3.06:This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion," OS X 10.9 "Mavericks," and OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" except for Power Nap and AirPlay Mirroring functionality (which also requires an Apple TV 2nd Gen or later). It also supports the last version of OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" -- including Mac-to-Mac AirDrop capability -- but no other advanced features are supported like Metal graphics acceleration. It is capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) as well, although it does not support the Universal Clipboard, Auto Unlock, or Apple Pay features.

    Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard".

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra (10.12)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
  • 3.33:This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion," OS X 10.9 "Mavericks," and OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" except for Power Nap and AirPlay Mirroring functionality (which also requires an Apple TV 2nd Gen or later). It also supports the last version of OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" -- including Mac-to-Mac AirDrop capability -- but no other advanced features are supported like Metal graphics acceleration. It is capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) as well, although precise feature support has yet to be released.

    Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard".

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra (10.12)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
Minimum Windows: XP SP2 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows: 7 (64-Bit)
  • Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit version of Windows XP SP2 as well as the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
MacOS 9 Support: None
Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
  • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.

    For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 17.75 x 20.8 x 7.42
Avg. Weight: 20.5 lbs. (9.3 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (45.1 cm, 52.8 cm, 18.85 cm).
Original Price (US): 3.06:US$1199, $1499
3.33:US$1399, US$1699
Est. Current Retail: 3.06:US$600-US$750
3.33:US$700-US$850
  • 3.06:The configuration with a 500 GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M "integrated" graphics originally was US$1199 (MB950LL/A). The configuration with a 1 TB hard drive and ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 VRAM originally was US$1499 (MC413LL/A).
  • 3.33:Upgrading either stock configuration of the iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 21.5-inch (Late 2009) with a 3.33 GHz processor cost US$200. The stock MB950LL/A configuration -- with a 500 GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M "integrated" graphics -- and the 3.33 GHz processor upgrade was US$1399. The stock MC413LL/A configuration -- with a 1 TB hard drive and ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 VRAM -- and the 3.33 GHz processor upgrade originally was US$1699 (MC413LL/A).

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[696] Apple iMac (Late 2009,27-inch)

iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 27-Inch (Late 2009)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 27-Inch (Late 2009)
The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 27-Inch Aluminum (Late 2009) features a 3.06 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (E7600), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz system bus, 4 GB of RAM (1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", and ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

It also has a built-in iSight video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 27" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (2560x1440 native) display "with IPS technology".

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display up to 30" (2560x1600). This model also "supports input from external DisplayPort sources" with adapters, so it can be used as an external display for DisplayPort-equipped devices as well as a computer.

The "Late 2009" iMac line looks similar to earlier Aluminum iMac models but have an "edge-to-edge" glass design and a "seamless all aluminum enclosure" (previous aluminum models have a modest aluminum border around the display and a plastic back).

Externally, the displays are enhanced with LED-backlighting and "IPS technology" for improved quality, and internally, each has four RAM slots supporting up to 16 GB of RAM (rather than two slots and 8 GB of RAM for earlier models). All "Late 2009" models also include an SD Card slot and redesigned speakers that promise "louder, clearer sound with better bass response and less distortion".

The "Late 2009" iMac models shipped with a compact aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard and a new multi-touch "Magic Mouse" where the "entire top is a seamless multi-touch surface" that allows one to "navigate using intuitive finger gestures". A new aluminum remote was offered for an additional US$19 as well.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Late 2009" Aluminum iMac models?
  • How do the "Late 2009" Aluminum iMac models compare to the "Early 2009" models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000381 W800361N5PE -
External Links
Detailed description

iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.33 27-Inch (Late 2009)

Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.33 27-Inch (Late 2009)
The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.33 27-Inch (Late 2009) technically is a "build-to-order" configuration of the iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 27-Inch (Late 2009), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor, these two models are identical.

The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.33 27-Inch Aluminum (Late 2009) features a 3.33 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (E8600), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 6 MB shared level 2 cache, a 1333 MHz system bus, 4 GB of RAM (1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", and ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

It also has a built-in iSight video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 27" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (2560x1440 native) display "with IPS technology".

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display up to 30" (2560x1600). This model also "supports input from external DisplayPort sources" with adapters, so it can be used as an external display for DisplayPort-equipped devices as well as a computer.

The "Late 2009" iMac line looks similar to earlier Aluminum iMac models but have an "edge-to-edge" glass design and a "seamless all aluminum enclosure" (previous aluminum models have a modest aluminum border around the display and a plastic back).

Externally, the displays are enhanced with LED-backlighting and "IPS technology" for improved quality, and internally, each has four RAM slots supporting up to 16 GB of RAM (rather than two slots and 8 GB of RAM for earlier models). All "Late 2009" models also include an SD Card slot and redesigned speakers that promise "louder, clearer sound with better bass response and less distortion".

The "Late 2009" iMac models shipped with a compact aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard and a new multi-touch "Magic Mouse" where the "entire top is a seamless multi-touch surface" that allows one to "navigate using intuitive finger gestures". A new aluminum remote was offered for an additional US$19 as well.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Late 2009" Aluminum iMac models?
  • How do the "Late 2009" Aluminum iMac models compare to the "Early 2009" models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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iMac "Core i5" 2.66 27-Inch (Late 2009)

Apple iMac "Core i5" 2.66 27-Inch (Late 2009)
The iMac "Core i5" 2.66 27-Inch Aluminum (Late 2009) is powered by a 2.66 GHz Quad Core Intel "Core i5" I5-750 (Lynnfield/Nehalem) processor with a dedicated 256k level 2 cache for each core and an 8 MB shared level 3 cache.

By default, it is configured with 4 GB of RAM (1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", and ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

It also has a built-in iSight video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 27" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (2560x1440 native) display "with IPS technology".

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display up to 30" (2560x1600). This model also "supports input from external DisplayPort sources" with adapters, so it can be used as an external display for DisplayPort-equipped devices as well as a computer.

The "Late 2009" iMac line looks similar to earlier Aluminum iMac models but have an "edge-to-edge" glass design and a "seamless all aluminum enclosure" (previous aluminum models have a modest aluminum border around the display and a plastic back).

Externally, the displays are enhanced with LED-backlighting and "IPS technology" for improved quality, and internally, each has four RAM slots supporting up to 16 GB of RAM (rather than two slots and 8 GB of RAM for earlier models). All "Late 2009" models also include an SD Card slot and redesigned speakers that promise "louder, clearer sound with better bass response and less distortion".

The "Late 2009" iMac models shipped with a compact aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard and a new multi-touch "Magic Mouse" where the "entire top is a seamless multi-touch surface" that allows one to "navigate using intuitive finger gestures". A new aluminum remote was offered for an additional US$19 as well.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Late 2009" Aluminum iMac models?
  • How do the "Late 2009" Aluminum iMac models compare to the "Early 2009" models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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iMac "Core i7" 2.8 27-Inch (Late 2009)

Apple iMac "Core i7" 2.8 27-Inch (Late 2009)
The iMac "Core i7" 2.8 27-Inch (Late 2009) originally was offered as a "build-to-order" configuration of the iMac "Core i5" 2.66 27-Inch (Late 2009), but it later was offered as a standard configuration, as well.Other than processor, these two models are identical.

The iMac "Core i7" 2.8 27-Inch Aluminum (Late 2009) is powered by a 2.8 GHz Quad Core Intel "Core i7" I7-860 (Lynnfield/Nehalem) processor with a dedicated 256k level 2 cache for each core and an 8 MB shared level 3 cache.

By default, it is configured with 4 GB of RAM (1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", and ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

It also has a built-in iSight video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 27" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (2560x1440 native) display "with IPS technology".

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display up to 30" (2560x1600). This model also "supports input from external DisplayPort sources" with adapters, so it can be used as an external display for DisplayPort-equipped devices as well as a computer.

The "Late 2009" iMac line looks similar to earlier Aluminum iMac models but have an "edge-to-edge" glass design and a "seamless all aluminum enclosure" (previous aluminum models have a modest aluminum border around the display and a plastic back).

Externally, the displays are enhanced with LED-backlighting and "IPS technology" for improved quality, and internally, each has four RAM slots supporting up to 16 GB of RAM (rather than two slots and 8 GB of RAM for earlier models). All "Late 2009" models also include an SD Card slot and redesigned speakers that promise "louder, clearer sound with better bass response and less distortion".

The "Late 2009" iMac models shipped with a compact aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard and a new multi-touch "Magic Mouse" where the "entire top is a seamless multi-touch surface" that allows one to "navigate using intuitive finger gestures". A new aluminum remote was offered for an additional US$19 as well.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Late 2009" Aluminum iMac models?
  • How do the "Late 2009" Aluminum iMac models compare to the "Early 2009" models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: October 20, 2009
Discontinued Date: July 27, 2010
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2009.
Processors: 3.06,3.33:1 (2 Cores)
2.66,2.8:1 (4 Cores)
Architecture: 64-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 3.06:4221
3.33:4647
2.66:6879
2.8:8335
Geekbench 2 (64): 3.06:4628
3.33:5189
2.66,2.8:9717
  • 3.06,3.33:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac10,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.66:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.8:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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Geekbench 3 (32): 3.06:1641
3.33:1824
2.66:1972
2.8:2070
Geekbench 3 (32): 3.06:2882
3.33:3199
2.66:5825
2.8:7243
  • 3.06,3.33:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac10,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.66:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.8:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (64): 3.06:1782
3.33:1908
2.66:2165
2.8:2273
Geekbench 3 (64): 3.06:3128
3.33:3271
2.66:6462
2.8:8167
  • 3.06,3.33:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac10,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.66:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.8:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 3.06:3.06 GHz
3.33:3.33 GHz
2.66:2.66 GHz
2.8:2.8 GHz
Processor Type: 3.06:Core 2 Duo (E7600)
3.33:Core 2 Duo (E8600)
2.66:Core i5 (I5-750)
2.8:Core i7 (I7-860)
  • 3.06:All Intel "Core 2 Duo" processors include two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

    Also see: How much faster are the 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo-powered "Late 2009" Aluminum iMac models than the "Early 2009" models?
  • 3.33:All Intel "Core 2 Duo" processors include two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.
  • 2.66:This model is powered by a 45 nm, 64-bit "Lynnfield/Nehalem" Intel "Core i5" processor with quad cores -- four independent processor cores on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 8 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel). It also supports "Turbo Boost" -- which "automatically boosts the processor speed based on workload" (so if an application is only using one of the four cores it will automatically increase the speed of the core in use and turn off the unused cores). It does not support Hyper Threading.

    Also see: How much faster are the high-end Core i5/Core i7-powered "Late 2009" Aluminum iMac models than the Core 2 Duo powered models? How much faster are these models than the "Early 2009" models replaced?
  • 2.8:This model is powered by a 45 nm, 64-bit "Lynnfield/Nehalem" Intel "Core i7" processor with quad cores -- four independent processor cores on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 8 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel). It also supports "Turbo Boost" -- which "automatically boosts the processor speed based on workload" (so if an application is only using one of the four cores it will automatically increase the speed of the core in use and turn off the unused cores) and Hyper Threading.

    Also see: How much faster are the high-end Core i5/Core i7-powered "Late 2009" Aluminum iMac models than the Core 2 Duo powered models? How much faster are these models than the "Early 2009" models replaced?
Turbo Boost: 3.06,3.33:N/A
2.66:3.2 GHz
2.8:3.46 GHz
Custom Speeds: 3.06:3.33 GHz
3.33:N/A
2.66:2.8 GHz (Core i7)
2.8:N/A
  • 3.06:This model additionally could be configured with a 3.33 GHz Core 2 Duo processor for an extra US$200.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 3.33:N/A
  • 2.66:This model additionally could be configured with a 2.8 GHz "Core i7" processor (I7-860) for an extra US$200. The "Core i7" processor does support Hyper Threading.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 2.8:N/A
Processor Upgrade: 3.06,3.33:LGA 775 (Socket T)
2.66,2.8:LGA 1156 (Socket H)
FPU: Integrated
  • 3.06,3.33:This model's processor uses an LGA 775 Socket T.

    Also see: Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the Aluminum iMac models?
  • 2.66,2.8:This model's processor uses an LGA 1156 Socket H.

    Also see: Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the Aluminum iMac models?
System Bus Speed: 3.06:1066 MHz
3.33:1333 MHz
2.66,2.8:2.5 GT/s
Cache Bus Speed: 3.06:3.06 GHz (Built-in)
3.33:3.33 GHz (Built-in)
2.66:2.66 GHz (Built-in)
2.8:2.8 GHz (Built-in)
  • 3.06:1066 MHz frontside bus.
  • 3.33:1333 MHz frontside bus.
  • 2.66,2.8:This system has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" in lieu of a traditional system bus. Intel reports that it runs at 2.5 GT/s.
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
EFI Architecture: 64-Bit
L1 Cache: 3.06,3.33:32k/32k
2.66,2.8:32k/32k x4
L2/L3 Cache: 3.06:3 MB (on chip)
3.33:6 MB (on chip)
2.66,2.8:256k (x 4), 8 MB
  • 3.06:Includes a 3 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
  • 3.33:Includes a 6 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
  • 2.66,2.8:Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 8 MB of shared level 3 cache.
RAM Type: PC3-8500 DDR3
Min. RAM Speed: 1066 MHz
  • Supports 1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SO-DIMMs (204-pin).

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in this Aluminum iMac model? How much RAM does it actually support?
Standard RAM: 4 GB
Maximum RAM: 3.06,3.33:16 GB
2.66,2.8:32 GB
  • 3.06,3.33:By default, 4 GB of RAM was installed as two 2 GB SO-DIMM modules. Two slots free.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.66:By default, 4 GB of RAM was installed as two 2 GB SO-DIMM modules. Two slots free.

    *Officially, this model supports a maximum of 16 GB of RAM. However, as carefully confirmed by Other World Computing, this model can support up to 32 GB of RAM if it is running Mac OS X 10.6.3 "Snow Leopard" or higher in 64-bit mode and has been updated to use the latest EFI version. It is limited to 16 GB of RAM in 32-bit mode.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.8:By default, 4 GB of RAM was installed as two 2 GB SO-DIMM modules. Two slots free.

    *Officially, this model supports a maximum of 16 GB of RAM. However, as carefully confirmed by Other World Computing, this model can support up to 32 GB of RAM if it is running Mac OS X 10.6.3 "Snow Leopard" or higher in 64-bit mode and has been updated to use the latest EFI version. It is limited to 16 GB of RAM in 32-bit mode.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 4
  • This model supports four 4 GB modules -- one in each slot for a maximum of 16 GB of memory.
Video Card: 3.06,3.33:Radeon HD 4670
2.66,2.8:Radeon HD 4850
VRAM Type: GDDR3
  • 3.06,3.33:This model has an ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics processor with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminum iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
  • 2.66,2.8:This model has an ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics processor with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminum iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
Standard VRAM: 3.06,3.33:256 MB
2.66,2.8:512 MB
Maximum VRAM: 3.06,3.33:256 MB
2.66,2.8:512 MB
  • 3.06,3.33:This model also can be custom configured with an ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics processor with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory for an additional US$150.
  • 2.66,2.8:512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 video memory.
Built-in Display: 27" 16:9 Widescreen
Native Resolution: 2560x1440
  • This model has a 27" glossy LED-backlit 16:9 widescreen TFT active matrix display with "IPS technology" and a native resolution of 2560x1440. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 375 cd/m2, and viewing angle of 178 degrees horizontal and 178 degrees vertical. The contrast ratio is 1000:1 and the PPI is 109.

    Also see: How does the display quality of the 21.5-Inch and 27-Inch "Late 2009" Aluminum iMac models compare to previous Aluminum iMac models?
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 2560x1600
  • Apple reports that this model simultaneously supports the native resolution of the built-in display and up-to a 30-inch external display (2560x1600).
Standard Storage: 1 TB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 7200 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 3.5" (26.10 mm)
Storage Interface: Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
  • This model holds a single 3.5" SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drive or SSD.
Standard Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • Apple reports that the slot-loading 8X "SuperDrive" with 4X double-layer burning (DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW) "writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 4x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW at up to 6x and DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 24x speed."

    Site sponsor Other World Computing offers a "Data Doubler" mounting kit that may be of interest. It makes it simple to install a second hard drive or SSD in the optical drive bay of this iMac.
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n
Standard Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR standard.

    Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
USB Ports: 4 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 1 (800)
  • Four USB 2.0 ports and one Firewire "800" port (7 watts).
Expansion Slots: SD Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and hand-picked accessories like external storage, stands, keyboards, cables, adapters, speakers, and more for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, keyboards, security products, and more for this iMac.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Wireless Keyboard
Incl. Input: Magic Mouse
  • This model shipped with a small aluminum "ultrathin, compact wireless keyboard" (no numeric keypad) and a new wireless "Magic Mouse", where the "entire top is a seamless multi-touch surface" that allows one to "navigate using intuitive finger gestures".

    Also see: How does the "ultra thin" keyboard provided with the "Aluminum" iMac models compare to a more traditional desktop keyboard? How does it feel?
Case Type: All-in-One
Form Factor: iMac (Late 2009)
  • The cases used by the "Late 2009" iMac models look similar to the one used by previous "Aluminum" models, but the "Late 2009" design has "edge-to-edge glass" for the display and a "seamless all aluminum enclosure" (the earlier models had a plastic back).
Apple Order No: 3.06:MB952LL/A
3.33:BTO/CTO
2.66:MB953LL/A
2.8:MC507LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Late 2009
  • 3.06:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 3.33:As this model technically is a custom configuration of the iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 27-Inch (Late 2009), it does not have its own order number.
  • 2.66,2.8:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: 3.06,3.33:A1312 (EMC 2309)
2.66,2.8:A1312 (EMC 2374)
Model ID: 3.06,3.33:iMac10,1
2.66,2.8:iMac11,1
  • 3.06,3.33:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1312 Model Number, the 2309 EMC Number, and the iMac10,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 2.66:Please note that these identifiers often refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1312 Model Number, the 2374 EMC Number, and the iMac11,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 2.8:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1312 Model Number, the 2374 EMC Number, and the iMac11,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: N/A
Battery Life: N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS: 3.06,3.33:X 10.6.1 (10A2155)
2.66,2.8:X 10.6.2 (10C2234)
Maximum MacOS: Current
  • 3.06:This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion," OS X 10.9 "Mavericks," and OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" except for Power Nap and AirPlay Mirroring functionality (which also requires an Apple TV 2nd Gen or later). It also supports the last version of OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" -- including Mac-to-Mac AirDrop capability -- but no other advanced features are supported like Metal graphics acceleration. It is capable of running the forthcoming macOS Sierra (10.12) as well, although it does not support the Universal Clipboard, Auto Unlock, or Apple Pay features.

    Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard".

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra (10.12)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
  • 3.33,2.66,2.8:This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion," OS X 10.9 "Mavericks," and OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" except for Power Nap and AirPlay Mirroring functionality (which also requires an Apple TV 2nd Gen or later). It also supports the last version of OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" -- including Mac-to-Mac AirDrop capability -- but no other advanced features are supported like Metal graphics acceleration. It is capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) as well, although it does not support the Universal Clipboard, Auto Unlock, or Apple Pay features.

    Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard".

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra (10.12)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
Minimum Windows: XP SP2 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows: 7 (64-Bit)
  • 3.06,3.33:Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit version of Windows XP SP2 as well as the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
  • 2.66,2.8:Apple's Boot Camp 4 supports the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 on this model. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
MacOS 9 Support: None
Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
  • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

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    For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 20.4 x 25.6 x 8.15
Avg. Weight: 30.5 lbs. (13.8 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (51.7 cm, 65.0 cm, 20.7 cm).
Original Price (US): 3.06:US$1699
3.33:US$1899
2.66:US$1999
2.8:US$2199
Est. Current Retail: 3.06:US$700-US$900
3.33:US$750-US$950
2.66:US$950-US$1100
2.8:US$1050-US$1200
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[588] Apple iMac (Mid 2010,21.5-inch)

iMac "Core i3" 3.06 21.5-Inch (Mid-2010)

Apple iMac "Core i3" 3.06 21.5-Inch (Mid-2010)
The iMac "Core i3" 3.06 21.5-Inch Aluminum (Mid-2010) is powered by a dual core 3.06 GHz Intel "Core i3" I3-540 (Clarkdale) processor with a dedicated 256k level 2 cache for each core and a 4 MB shared level 3 cache. In lieu of a system bus, it has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" at 2.5 GT/s.

By default, it is configured with 4 GB of RAM (1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM), a 500 GB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", and ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

It also has a built-in iSight video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 21.5" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (1920x1080 native) display "with IPS technology".

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as an audio capable Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display up to 30" (2560x1600).

Externally, the "Mid-2010" iMac line uses the same "edge-to-edge" glass design and "seamless all aluminum enclosure" as the "Late 2009" models replaced. Internally, however, the "Mid-2010" line is equipped with faster processors, faster graphics processors, and faster memory, as well as support for the SDXC SD card format.

The "Mid-2010" iMac models include a compact aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard and a multi-touch "Magic Mouse," but for US$69 could be upgraded to include a multi-touch "Magic Trackpad" that "enables users to scroll smoothly up and down a page with inertial scrolling, pinch to zoom in and out, rotate an image with their fingertips and swipe three fingers to flip through a collection of web pages or photos" just like on Apple notebooks from the same era. An aluminum remote was offered for an additional US$19 as well.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models?
  • How do the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models compare to the "Late 2009" models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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iMac "Core i3" 3.2 21.5-Inch (Mid-2010)

Apple iMac "Core i3" 3.2 21.5-Inch (Mid-2010)
The iMac "Core i3" 3.2 21.5-Inch Aluminum (Mid-2010) is powered by a dual core 3.2 GHz Intel "Core i3" I3-550 (Clarkdale) processor with a dedicated 256k level 2 cache for each core and a 4 MB shared level 3 cache. In lieu of a system bus, it has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" at 2.5 GT/s.

By default, it is configured with 4 GB of RAM (1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", and ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

It also has a built-in iSight video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 21.5" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (1920x1080 native) display "with IPS technology".

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as an audio capable Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display up to 30" (2560x1600).

Externally, the "Mid-2010" iMac line uses the same "edge-to-edge" glass design and "seamless all aluminum enclosure" as the "Late 2009" models replaced. Internally, however, the "Mid-2010" line is equipped with faster processors, faster graphics processors, and faster memory, as well as support for the SDXC SD card format.

The "Mid-2010" iMac models include a compact aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard and a multi-touch "Magic Mouse," but for US$69 could be upgraded to include a multi-touch "Magic Trackpad" that "enables users to scroll smoothly up and down a page with inertial scrolling, pinch to zoom in and out, rotate an image with their fingertips and swipe three fingers to flip through a collection of web pages or photos" just like on Apple notebooks from the same era. An aluminum remote was offered for an additional US$19 as well.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models?
  • How do the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models compare to the "Late 2009" models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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iMac "Core i5" 3.6 21.5-Inch (Mid-2010)

Apple iMac "Core i5" 3.6 21.5-Inch (Mid-2010)
The iMac "Core i5" 3.6 21.5-Inch (Mid-2010) technically is a "configure-to-order" configuration of the iMac "Core i3" 3.2 21.5-Inch (Mid-2010), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor, these two models are identical.

The iMac "Core i5" 3.6 21.5-Inch Aluminum (Mid-2010) is powered by a dual core 3.6 GHz Intel "Core i5" I5-680 (Clarkdale) processor with a dedicated 256k level 2 cache for each core and a 4 MB shared level 3 cache. In lieu of a system bus, it has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" at 2.5 GT/s.

By default, it is configured with 4 GB of RAM (1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", and ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

It also has a built-in iSight video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 21.5" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (1920x1080 native) display "with IPS technology".

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as an audio capable Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display up to 30" (2560x1600).

Externally, the "Mid-2010" iMac line uses the same "edge-to-edge" glass design and "seamless all aluminum enclosure" as the "Late 2009" models replaced. Internally, however, the "Mid-2010" line is equipped with faster processors, faster graphics processors, and faster memory, as well as support for the SDXC SD card format.

The "Mid-2010" iMac models include a compact aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard and a multi-touch "Magic Mouse," but for US$69 could be upgraded to include a multi-touch "Magic Trackpad" that "enables users to scroll smoothly up and down a page with inertial scrolling, pinch to zoom in and out, rotate an image with their fingertips and swipe three fingers to flip through a collection of web pages or photos" just like on Apple notebooks from the same era. An aluminum remote was offered for an additional US$19 as well.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models?
  • How do the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models compare to the "Late 2009" models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: July 27, 2010
Discontinued Date: May 3, 2011
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2010.
Processors: 1 (2 Cores)
Architecture: 64-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 3.06:5681
3.2:5854
3.6:6828
Geekbench 2 (64): 3.06:6356
3.2:6618
3.6:7736
  • 3.06,3.2:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 3.6:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (32): 3.06:1909
3.2:1968
3.6:2520
Geekbench 3 (32): 3.06:3966
3.2:4089
3.6:5202
  • 3.06,3.2:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 3.6:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (64): 3.06:2026
3.2:2201
3.6:2728
Geekbench 3 (64): 3.06:4344
3.2:4729
3.6:5774
  • 3.06,3.2:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 3.6:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 3.06:3.06 GHz
3.2:3.2 GHz
3.6:3.6 GHz
Processor Type: 3.06:Core i3 (I3-540)
3.2:Core i3 (I3-550)
3.6:Core i5 (I5-680)
  • 3.06,3.2:This model is powered by a 32 nm, 64-bit Intel Core i3 "Clarkdale" processor with dual cores (two independent processor cores on a single silicon chip). Each core has two threads, for a total of four threads for the system, as well as a dedicated 256k level 2 cache. The processor cores share a 4 MB level 3 cache. It also supports Hyper Threading, but does not support "Turbo Boost" -- which "automatically boosts the processor speed based on workload" (so if an application is only using one of the two cores it will automatically increase the speed of the core in use and turn off the unused cores).

    Also see: How much faster are the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models than the "Late 2009" models?
  • 3.6:This model is powered by a 32 nm, 64-bit Intel Core i5 "Clarkdale" processor (I5-680) with dual cores (two independent processor cores on a single silicon chip). Each core has two threads, for a total of four threads for the system, as well as a dedicated 256k level 2 cache. The processor cores share a 4 MB level 3 cache. It also supports Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost (the system can dynamically increase the processor clockspeed to 3.86 GHz when tasks demand).

    Also see: How much faster are the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models than the "Late 2009" models?
Turbo Boost: 3.06:3.06 GHz
3.2:N/A
3.6:3.86 GHz
Custom Speeds: 3.06:N/A
3.2:3.6 GHz (Core i5)
3.6:N/A
  • 3.06:N/A
  • 3.2:This model additionally could be configured with a dual core 3.6 GHz "Core i5" processor (I5-680) for an extra US$200. This "Core i5" processor supports Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost (the system can dynamically increase the processor clockspeed to 3.86 GHz when tasks demand).

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 3.6:N/A
Processor Upgrade: LGA 1156 (Socket H)
FPU: Integrated
  • Officially, Apple provides no information about whether or not the processor in this model can be upgraded and the company does not intend for one to upgrade the processor either. However, this processor supports an FCLGA 1156 socket and it is possible to upgrade the processor to some extent.

    Also see: Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the Aluminum iMac models?
System Bus Speed: 2.5 GT/s
Cache Bus Speed: 3.06:3.06 GHz (Built-in)
3.2:3.2 GHz (Built-in)
3.6:3.6 GHz (Built-in)
  • This system has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" in lieu of a traditional system bus. Intel reports that it runs at 2.5 GT/s.
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
EFI Architecture: 64-Bit
L1 Cache: 32k/32k
L2/L3 Cache: 256k (x 2), 4 MB
  • Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 4 MB of shared level 3 cache.
RAM Type: PC3-10600 DDR3
Min. RAM Speed: 1333 MHz
  • Supports 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SO-DIMMs (204-pin).

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in this Aluminum iMac model? How much RAM does it actually support?
Standard RAM: 4 GB
Maximum RAM: 16 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 4
  • This model supports four 4 GB modules -- one in each slot for a maximum of 16 GB of memory.
Video Card: 3.06:Radeon HD 4670
3.2,3.6:Radeon HD 5670
VRAM Type: GDDR3
  • 3.06:This model has an ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics processor with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminum iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
  • 3.2,3.6:This model has an ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics processor with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminum iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
Standard VRAM: 3.06:256 MB
3.2,3.6:512 MB
Maximum VRAM: 3.06:256 MB
3.2,3.6:512 MB
  • 3.06:This model has 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 video memory.
  • 3.2,3.6:This model has 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 video memory.
Built-in Display: 21.5" 16:9 Widescreen
Native Resolution: 1920x1080
  • This model has a 21.5" glossy LED-backlit 16:9 widescreen TFT active matrix display with "IPS technology" and a native resolution of 1920x1080. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 330 cd/m2, and viewing angle of 178 degrees horizontal and 178 degrees vertical. The contrast ratio is 1000:1 and the PPI is 102.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 2560x1600
  • Apple reports that this model simultaneously supports the native resolution of the built-in display and up-to a 30-inch external display (2560x1600).
Standard Storage: 3.06:500 GB HDD
3.2,3.6:1 TB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 7200 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 3.5" (26.10 mm)
Storage Interface: Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
  • This model holds a single 3.5" SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drive or SSD.
Standard Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • Apple reports that the slot-loading 8X "SuperDrive" with 4X double-layer burning (DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW) "writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 4x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW at up to 6x and DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 24x speed."

    Site sponsor Other World Computing offers a "Data Doubler" mounting kit that may be of interest. It makes it simple to install a second hard drive or SSD in the optical drive bay of this iMac.
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n
Standard Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR standard.

    Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
USB Ports: 4 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 1 (800)
  • Four USB 2.0 ports and one Firewire "800" port (7 watts).
Expansion Slots: SDXC SD Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and hand-picked accessories like external storage, stands, keyboards, cables, adapters, speakers, and more for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, keyboards, security products, and more for this iMac.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Wireless Keyboard
Incl. Input: Magic Mouse
  • This model shipped with a small aluminum "ultrathin, compact wireless keyboard" (no numeric keypad) and a wireless "Magic Mouse", where the "entire top is a seamless multi-touch surface" that allows one to "navigate using intuitive finger gestures". As an optional US$69 upgrade, this model also could be configured with a "Magic Trackpad" that provides multi-touch input like on a recent Apple notebook.

    Also see: How does the "ultra thin" keyboard provided with the "Aluminum" iMac models compare to a more traditional desktop keyboard? How does it feel?
Case Type: All-in-One
Form Factor: iMac (Late 2009)
  • The external case used by the "Mid-2010" iMac models essentially is identical to the one introduced by the "Late 2009" line with "edge-to-edge glass" for the display and a "seamless all aluminum enclosure."
Apple Order No: 3.06:MC508LL/A
3.2:MC509LL/A
3.6:BTO/CTO
Apple Subfamily: Mid-2010
  • 3.06,3.2:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 3.6:As this model technically is a custom configuration of the iMac "Core i3" 3.2 21-Inch (Mid-2010), it does not have its own order number.
Apple Model No: A1311 (EMC 2389)
Model ID: iMac11,2
  • 3.06,3.2:Please note that these identifiers often refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1311 Model Number, the 2389 EMC Number, and the iMac11,2 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 3.6:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1311 Model Number, the 2389 EMC Number, and the iMac11,2 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: N/A
Battery Life: N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.6.3 (10D2322a)
Maximum MacOS: Current
  • This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion," OS X 10.9 "Mavericks," and OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" except for Power Nap and AirPlay Mirroring functionality (which also requires an Apple TV 2nd Gen or later). It also supports the last version of OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" -- including Mac-to-Mac AirDrop capability -- but no other advanced features are supported like Metal graphics acceleration. It is capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) as well, although it does not support the Universal Clipboard, Auto Unlock, or Apple Pay features.

    Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard".

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra (10.12)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
Minimum Windows: 7 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows: 7 (64-Bit)
  • Apple's Boot Camp 4 supports the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 on this model. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
MacOS 9 Support: None
Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
  • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.

    For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 17.75 x 20.8 x 7.42
Avg. Weight: 20.5 lbs. (9.3 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (45.1 cm, 52.8 cm, 18.85 cm).
Original Price (US): 3.06:US$1199
3.2:US$1499
3.6:US$1699
Est. Current Retail: 3.06:US$600-US$800
3.2:US$650-US$850
3.6:US$800-US$950
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[695] Apple iMac (Mid 2010,27-inch)

iMac "Core i3" 3.2 27-Inch (Mid-2010)

Apple iMac "Core i3" 3.2 27-Inch (Mid-2010)
The iMac "Core i3" 3.2 27-Inch Aluminum (Mid-2010) is powered by a dual core 3.2 GHz Intel "Core i3" I3-550 (Clarkdale) processor with a dedicated 256k level 2 cache for each core and a 4 MB shared level 3 cache. In lieu of a system bus, it has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" at 2.5 GT/s.

By default, it is configured with 4 GB of RAM (1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", and ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

It also has a built-in iSight video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 27" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (2560x1440 native) display "with IPS technology".

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as an audio capable Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display up to 30" (2560x1600).

Externally, the "Mid-2010" iMac line uses the same "edge-to-edge" glass design and "seamless all aluminum enclosure" as the "Late 2009" models replaced. Internally, however, the "Mid-2010" line is equipped with faster processors, faster graphics processors, and faster memory, as well as support for the SDXC SD card format.

The "Mid-2010" iMac models include a compact aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard and a multi-touch "Magic Mouse," but for US$69 could be upgraded to include a multi-touch "Magic Trackpad" that "enables users to scroll smoothly up and down a page with inertial scrolling, pinch to zoom in and out, rotate an image with their fingertips and swipe three fingers to flip through a collection of web pages or photos" just like on Apple notebooks from the same era. An aluminum remote was offered for an additional US$19 as well.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models?
  • How do the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models compare to the "Late 2009" models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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iMac "Core i5" 2.8 27-Inch (Mid-2010)

Apple iMac "Core i5" 2.8 27-Inch (Mid-2010)
The iMac "Core i5" 2.8 27-Inch Aluminum (Mid-2010) is powered by a Quad Core 2.8 GHz Intel "Core i5" I5-760 (Lynnfield) processor with a dedicated 256k level 2 cache for each core and an 8 MB shared level 3 cache. In lieu of a system bus, it has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" at 2.5 GT/s.

By default, it is configured with 4 GB of RAM (1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", and ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.

It also has a built-in iSight video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 27" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (2560x1440 native) display "with IPS technology".

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as an audio capable Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display up to 30" (2560x1600).

Externally, the "Mid-2010" iMac line uses the same "edge-to-edge" glass design and "seamless all aluminum enclosure" as the "Late 2009" models replaced. Internally, however, the "Mid-2010" line is equipped with faster processors, faster graphics processors, and faster memory, as well as support for the SDXC SD card format.

The "Mid-2010" iMac models include a compact aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard and a multi-touch "Magic Mouse," but for US$69 could be upgraded to include a multi-touch "Magic Trackpad" that "enables users to scroll smoothly up and down a page with inertial scrolling, pinch to zoom in and out, rotate an image with their fingertips and swipe three fingers to flip through a collection of web pages or photos" just like on Apple notebooks from the same era. An aluminum remote was offered for an additional US$19 as well.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models?
  • How do the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models compare to the "Late 2009" models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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iMac "Core i5" 3.6 27-Inch (Mid-2010)

Apple iMac "Core i5" 3.6 27-Inch (Mid-2010)
The iMac "Core i5" 3.6 27-Inch (Mid-2010) technically is a "configure-to-order" configuration of the iMac "Core i3" 3.2 27-Inch (Mid-2010), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor, these two models are identical.

The iMac "Core i5" 3.6 27-Inch Aluminum (Mid-2010) is powered by a dual core 3.6 GHz Intel "Core i5" I5-680 (Clarkdale) processor with a dedicated 256k level 2 cache for each core and a 4 MB shared level 3 cache. In lieu of a system bus, it has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" at 2.5 GT/s.

By default, it is configured with 4 GB of RAM (1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", and ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.

It also has a built-in iSight video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 27" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (2560x1440 native) display "with IPS technology".

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as an audio capable Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display up to 30" (2560x1600).

Externally, the "Mid-2010" iMac line uses the same "edge-to-edge" glass design and "seamless all aluminum enclosure" as the "Late 2009" models replaced. Internally, however, the "Mid-2010" line is equipped with faster processors, faster graphics processors, and faster memory, as well as support for the SDXC SD card format.

The "Mid-2010" iMac models include a compact aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard and a multi-touch "Magic Mouse," but for US$69 could be upgraded to include a multi-touch "Magic Trackpad" that "enables users to scroll smoothly up and down a page with inertial scrolling, pinch to zoom in and out, rotate an image with their fingertips and swipe three fingers to flip through a collection of web pages or photos" just like on Apple notebooks from the same era. An aluminum remote was offered for an additional US$19 as well.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models?
  • How do the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models compare to the "Late 2009" models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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iMac "Core i7" 2.93 27-Inch (Mid-2010)

Apple iMac "Core i7" 2.93 27-Inch (Mid-2010)
The iMac "Core i7" 2.93 27-Inch (Mid-2010) originally was offered as a "configure-to-order" configuration of the iMac "Core i5" 2.8 27-Inch (Mid-2010), but it later was offered as a standard configuration, as well.Other than processor, these two models are identical.

The iMac "Core i7" 2.93 27-Inch Aluminum (Mid-2010) is powered by a Quad Core 2.93 GHz Intel "Core i7" I7-870 (Lynnfield) processor with a dedicated 256k level 2 cache for each core and an 8 MB shared level 3 cache. In lieu of a system bus, it has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" at 2.5 GT/s.

By default, it is configured with 4 GB of RAM (1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", and ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.

It also has a built-in iSight video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 27" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (2560x1440 native) display "with IPS technology".

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as an audio capable Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display up to 30" (2560x1600).

Externally, the "Mid-2010" iMac line uses the same "edge-to-edge" glass design and "seamless all aluminum enclosure" as the "Late 2009" models replaced. Internally, however, the "Mid-2010" line is equipped with faster processors, faster graphics processors, and faster memory, as well as support for the SDXC SD card format.

The "Mid-2010" iMac models include a compact aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard and a multi-touch "Magic Mouse," but for US$69 could be upgraded to include a multi-touch "Magic Trackpad" that "enables users to scroll smoothly up and down a page with inertial scrolling, pinch to zoom in and out, rotate an image with their fingertips and swipe three fingers to flip through a collection of web pages or photos" just like on Apple notebooks from the same era. An aluminum remote was offered for an additional US$19 as well.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models?
  • How do the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models compare to the "Late 2009" models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: July 27, 2010
Discontinued Date: May 3, 2011
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2010.
Processors: 3.2:1 (2 Cores)
2.8:1 (4 Cores)
3.6:1 (2 Cores)
2.93:1 (4 Cores)
Architecture: 64-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 3.2:5922
2.8:6726
3.6:6828
2.93:9123
Geekbench 2 (64): 3.2:6599
2.8:7871
3.6:7707
2.93:10556
  • 3.2:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.8,3.6:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.93:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (32): 3.2:1983
2.8:2076
3.6:2501
2.93:2215
Geekbench 3 (32): 3.2:4115
2.8:6160
3.6:5170
2.93:7903
  • 3.2:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.8,3.6:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.93:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (64): 3.2:2074
2.8:2296
3.6:2783
2.93:2452
Geekbench 3 (64): 3.2:4389
2.8:6912
3.6:6030
2.93:9004
  • 3.2:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.8,3.6:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 2.93:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac11,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 3.2:3.2 GHz
2.8:2.8 GHz
3.6:3.6 GHz
2.93:2.93 GHz
Processor Type: 3.2:Core i3 (I3-550)
2.8:Core i5 (I5-760)
3.6:Core i5 (I5-680)
2.93:Core i7 (I7-870)
  • 3.2:This model is powered by a 32 nm, 64-bit Intel Core i3 "Clarkdale" processor with dual cores (two independent processor cores on a single silicon chip). Each core has two threads, for a total of four threads for the system, as well as a dedicated 256k level 2 cache. The processor cores share a 4 MB level 3 cache. It also supports Hyper Threading, but does not support "Turbo Boost" -- which "automatically boosts the processor speed based on workload" (so if an application is only using one of the two cores it will automatically increase the speed of the core in use and turn off the unused cores).

    Also see: How much faster are the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models than the "Late 2009" models?
  • 2.8:This model is powered by a 64-bit Intel Core i5 "Lynnfield" processor with quad cores (four independent processor cores on a single silicon chip). Each core has one thread, for a total of four threads for the system, as well as a dedicated 256k level 2 cache. The processor cores share an 8 MB level 3 cache. It also supports "Turbo Boost" -- which "automatically boosts the processor speed based on workload" (so if an application is only using one of the four cores it will automatically increase the speed of the core in use and turn off the unused cores) -- up to 3.33 GHz when needed. However, it does not support Hyper Threading.

    Also see: How much faster are the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models than the "Late 2009" models?
  • 3.6:This model is powered by a 32 nm, 64-bit Intel Core i5 "Clarkdale" processor (I5-680) with dual cores (two independent processor cores on a single silicon chip). Each core has two threads, for a total of four threads for the system, as well as a dedicated 256k level 2 cache. The processor cores share a 4 MB level 3 cache. It also supports Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost (the system can dynamically increase the processor clockspeed to 3.86 GHz when tasks demand).

    Also see: How much faster are the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models than the "Late 2009" models?
  • 2.93:This model is powered by a 64-bit Intel Core i7 "Lynnfield" processor with quad cores (four independent processor cores on a single silicon chip). Each core has one thread, for a total of four threads for the system, as well as a dedicated 256k level 2 cache. The processor cores share an 8 MB level 3 cache. It also supports Hyper-Threading (it has two threads per core for a total of eight threads for the system, effectively four real cores and four virtual ones) and Turbo Boost (the system can dynamically increase the processor clockspeed to 3.6 GHz when tasks demand).

    Also see: How much faster are the "Mid-2010" Aluminum iMac models than the "Late 2009" models?
Turbo Boost: 3.2:N/A
2.8:3.33 GHz
3.6:3.86 GHz
2.93:3.6 GHz
Custom Speeds: 3.2:3.6 GHz (Core i5)
2.8:2.93 GHz (Core i7)
3.6,2.93:N/A
  • 3.2:This model additionally could be configured with a dual core 3.6 GHz "Core i5" processor (I5-680) for an extra US$200. This "Core i5" processor supports Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost (the system can dynamically increase the processor clockspeed to 3.86 GHz when tasks demand).

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 2.8:This model additionally could be configured with a 2.93 GHz Quad-Core "Core i7" processor (I7-875K) for an extra US$200. This "Core i7" processor supports Hyper-Threading (it has two threads per core for a total of eight threads for the system) and Turbo Boost (the system can dynamically increase the processor clockspeed to 3.6 GHz when tasks demand).

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 3.6,2.93:N/A
Processor Upgrade: LGA 1156 (Socket H)
FPU: Integrated
  • Officially, Apple provides no information about whether or not the processor in this model can be upgraded and the company does not intend for one to upgrade the processor either. However, this processor supports an FCLGA 1156 socket and it is possible to upgrade the processor to some extent.

    Also see: Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the Aluminum iMac models?
System Bus Speed: 2.5 GT/s
Cache Bus Speed: 3.2:3.2 GHz (Built-in)
2.8:2.8 GHz (Built-in)
3.6:3.6 GHz (Built-in)
2.93:2.93 GHz (Built-in)
  • This system has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" in lieu of a traditional system bus. Intel reports that it runs at 2.5 GT/s.
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
EFI Architecture: 64-Bit
L1 Cache: 32k/32k
L2/L3 Cache: 3.2:256k (x 2), 4 MB
2.8:256k (x 4), 8 MB
3.6:256k (x 2), 4 MB
2.93:256k (x 4), 8 MB
  • 3.2:Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 4 MB of shared level 3 cache.
  • 2.8:Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 8 MB of shared level 3 cache.
  • 3.6:Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 4 MB of shared level 3 cache.
  • 2.93:Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 8 MB of shared level 3 cache.
RAM Type: PC3-10600 DDR3
Min. RAM Speed: 1333 MHz
  • Supports 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SO-DIMMs (204-pin).

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in this Aluminum iMac model? How much RAM does it actually support?
Standard RAM: 4 GB
Maximum RAM: 3.2:16 GB
2.8,3.6,2.93:32 GB
  • 3.2:By default, 4 GB of RAM is installed as two 2 GB SO-DIMM modules. Two slots free.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.8:By default, 4 GB of RAM is installed as two 2 GB SO-DIMM modules. Two slots free.

    *Officially, this model supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory. However, third-parties have discovered that it actually will support 32 GB of memory using four 8 GB modules.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 3.6:By default, 4 GB of RAM is installed as two 2 GB SO-DIMM modules. Two slots free.

    *Officially, this model supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory. However, third-parties have discovered that it actually will support 32 GB of memory using four 8 GB modules.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.93:By default, 4 GB of RAM is installed as two 2 GB SO-DIMM modules. Two slots free.

    *Officially, this model supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory. However, third-parties have discovered that it actually will support 32 GB of memory using four 8 GB modules.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 4
  • This model supports four 4 GB modules -- one in each slot for a maximum of 16 GB of memory.
Video Card: 3.2:Radeon HD 5670
2.8:Radeon HD 5750
3.6:Radeon HD 5670
2.93:Radeon HD 5750
VRAM Type: 3.2:GDDR3
2.8:GDDR5
3.6:GDDR3
2.93:GDDR5
  • 3.2:By default, this model has an ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics processor with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory. However, by custom configuration it also could be equipped with an ATI Radeon HD 5750 with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminum iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
  • 2.8:This model has an ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics processor with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminum iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
  • 3.6:By default, this model has an ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics processor with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory. However, by custom configuration it also could be equipped with an ATI Radeon HD 5750 with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminum iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
  • 2.93:This model has an ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics processor with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminum iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
Standard VRAM: 3.2:512 MB
2.8:1 GB
3.6:512 MB
2.93:1 GB
Maximum VRAM: 3.2:512 MB
2.8:1 GB
3.6:512 MB
2.93:1 GB
  • 3.2:By default, this model has 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 video memory. It also can be custom configured with an ATI Radeon HD 5750 with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.
  • 2.8:This model has 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory.
  • 3.6:By default, this model has 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 video memory. It also can be custom configured with an ATI Radeon HD 5750 with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.
  • 2.93:This model has 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory.
Built-in Display: 27" 16:9 Widescreen
Native Resolution: 2560x1440
  • This model has a 27" glossy LED-backlit 16:9 widescreen TFT active matrix display with "IPS technology" and a native resolution of 2560x1440. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 375 cd/m2, and viewing angle of 178 degrees horizontal and 178 degrees vertical. The contrast ratio is 1000:1 and the PPI is 109.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 2560x1600
  • Apple reports that this model simultaneously supports the native resolution of the built-in display and up-to a 30-inch external display (2560x1600).
Standard Storage: 1 TB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 7200 RPM
  • 3.2:Via custom configuration, this model could be equipped with a 2 TB hard drive for an additional US$150, a 256 GB SSD for an additional US$600, a 1 TB hard drive and a 256 GB SSD for an additional US$750 or a 2 TB hard drive and a 256 GB SSD for an additional US$900.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the Aluminum iMac models? What type of hard drive do they support? Can you swap the hard drive for an SSD?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.8:Via custom configuration, this model could be equipped with a 2 TB hard drive for an additional US$150, a 256 GB SSD for an additional US$600, a 1 TB hard drive and a 256 GB SSD for an additional US$750 or a 2 TB hard drive and a 256 GB SSD for an additional US$900.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the Aluminum iMac models? What type of hard drive do they support? Can you swap the hard drive for an SSD?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 3.6:Via custom configuration, this model could be equipped with a 2 TB hard drive for an additional US$150, a 256 GB SSD for an additional US$600, a 1 TB hard drive and a 256 GB SSD for an additional US$750 or a 2 TB hard drive and a 256 GB SSD for an additional US$900.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the Aluminum iMac models? What type of hard drive do they support? Can you swap the hard drive for an SSD?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 2.93:Via custom configuration, this model could be equipped with a 2 TB hard drive for an additional US$150, a 256 GB SSD for an additional US$600, a 1 TB hard drive and a 256 GB SSD for an additional US$750 or a 2 TB hard drive and a 256 GB SSD for an additional US$900.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the Aluminum iMac models? What type of hard drive do they support? Can you swap the hard drive for an SSD?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
Storage Dimensions: 3.5" (26.10 mm)/2.5" (7 mm)
Storage Interface: Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
  • This model supports a single 3.5" SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drive and a 2.5" SSD.
Standard Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • Apple reports that the slot-loading 8X "SuperDrive" with 4X double-layer burning (DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW) "writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 4x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW at up to 6x and DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 24x speed."
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n
Standard Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR standard.

    Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
USB Ports: 4 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 1 (800)
  • Four USB 2.0 ports and one Firewire "800" port (7 watts).
Expansion Slots: SDXC SD Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • As first documented by site sponsor OWC, this iMac has an extra 3 Gb/s Serial ATA connector and power for the optional SSD, but if one is not installed at the time the system is purchased the connector cables and mounting bracket are not present. Nevertheless, it is possible to install a 2.5" SSD in addition to the hard drive if an SSD is not installed initially it's just a bit of a "hack."

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and hand-picked accessories like external storage, stands, keyboards, cables, adapters, speakers, and more for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, keyboards, security products, and more for this iMac.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Wireless Keyboard
Incl. Input: Magic Mouse
  • This model shipped with a small aluminum "ultrathin, compact wireless keyboard" (no numeric keypad) and a wireless "Magic Mouse", where the "entire top is a seamless multi-touch surface" that allows one to "navigate using intuitive finger gestures". As an optional US$69 upgrade, this model also could be configured with a "Magic Trackpad" that provides multi-touch input like on a recent Apple notebook.

    Also see: How does the "ultra thin" keyboard provided with the "Aluminum" iMac models compare to a more traditional desktop keyboard? How does it feel?
Case Type: All-in-One
Form Factor: iMac (Late 2009)
  • The external case used by the "Mid-2010" iMac models essentially is identical to the one introduced by the "Late 2009" line with "edge-to-edge glass" for the display and a "seamless all aluminum enclosure."
Apple Order No: 3.2:MC510LL/A
2.8:MC511LL/A
3.6:BTO/CTO
2.93:MC784LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Mid-2010
  • 3.2,2.8:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 3.6:As this model technically is a custom configuration of the iMac "Core i3" 3.2 27-Inch (Mid-2010), it does not have its own order number.
  • 2.93:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: A1312 (EMC 2390)
Model ID: iMac11,3
  • 3.2,2.8:Please note that these identifiers often refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1312 Model Number, the 2390 EMC Number, and the iMac11,3 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 3.6,2.93:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1312 Model Number, the 2390 EMC Number, and the iMac11,3 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: N/A
Battery Life: N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.6.3 (10D2322a)
Maximum MacOS: Current
  • This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion," OS X 10.9 "Mavericks," and OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" except for Power Nap and AirPlay Mirroring functionality (which also requires an Apple TV 2nd Gen or later). It also supports the last version of OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" -- including Mac-to-Mac AirDrop capability -- but no other advanced features are supported like Metal graphics acceleration. It is capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) as well, although it does not support the Universal Clipboard, Auto Unlock, or Apple Pay features.

    Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard".

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra (10.12)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
Minimum Windows: 7 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows: 8.1 (64-Bit)
  • Apple's Boot Camp 4 supports the 32-bit version of Windows 7 on this model and Boot Camp 5 supports the 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.

    Although Apple does not support Windows 10 via Boot Camp 5 (officially or otherwise), this system meets Microsoft's hardware requirements and it very well may be possible to boot Windows 10 on this Mac. If you have installed Windows 10 on this system (successfully or unsuccessfully), please share the results of your experiment. Thank you.
MacOS 9 Support: None
Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
  • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.

    For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 20.4 x 25.6 x 8.15
Avg. Weight: 30.5 lbs. (13.8 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (51.7 cm, 65.0 cm, 20.7 cm).
Original Price (US): 3.2:US$1699
2.8:US$1999
3.6:US$1899
2.93:US$2199
Est. Current Retail: 3.2:US$950-US$1100
2.8:US$1050-US$1200
3.6:US$1150-US$1250
2.93:US$1200-US$1350
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[689] Apple iMac (Mid 2011)

iMac "Core i5" 2.7 27-inch (Mid-2011)

Apple iMac "Core i5" 2.7 27-inch (Mid-2011)
The iMac "Core i5" 2.7 27-inch Aluminium (Mid-2011) is powered by a Quad Core 2.7 GHz Intel "Core i5" I5-2500S (Sandy Bridge) processor with a dedicated 256k level 2 cache for each core and a 6 MB shared level 3 cache. In lieu of a system bus, it has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" at 5 GT/s.

By default, it is configured with 4 GB of RAM (1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", and AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.

It also has a built-in "FaceTime HD" video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 27" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (2560x1440 native) display "with IPS technology".

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, Gigabit Ethernet, and an SDXC card slot as well as dual "Thunderbolt" ports that are backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort and, likewise, each support an external display up to 30" (2560x1600). Thunderbolt also supports other peripherals that use the Thunderbolt standard which provides up to 10 Gbps of bandwidth in both directions.

Externally, the "Mid-2011" iMac line uses the same "edge-to-edge" glass design and "seamless all Aluminium enclosure" as the "Mid-2010" models that came before them. Internally, however, the "Mid-2011" line is equipped with faster processors and faster graphics processors, as well as the aforementioned external improvements of a higher resolution (and wider angle) webcam and Thunderbolt.

The "Mid-2011" iMac models included a compact Aluminium Apple Wireless Keyboard and the choice of either a multi-touch "Magic Mouse" or a multi-touch "Magic Trackpad" that "enables users to scroll smoothly up and down a page with inertial scrolling, pinch to zoom in and out, rotate an image with their fingertips and swipe three fingers to flip through a collection of web pages or photos" just like on Apple notebooks from the same era. An Aluminium remote was offered for an additional US$19, too.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2011" Aluminium iMac models?
  • How do the "Mid-2011" Aluminium iMac models compare to the "Mid-2010" models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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iMac "Core i5" 3.1 27-inch (Mid-2011)

Apple iMac "Core i5" 3.1 27-inch (Mid-2011)
The iMac "Core i5" 3.1 27-inch Aluminium (Mid-2011) is powered by a Quad Core 3.1 GHz Intel "Core i5" I5-2400 (Sandy Bridge) processor with a dedicated 256k level 2 cache for each core and a 6 MB shared level 3 cache. In lieu of a system bus, it has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" at 5 GT/s.

By default, it is configured with 4 GB of RAM (1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", and AMD Radeon HD 6970M graphics with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.

It also has a built-in "FaceTime HD" video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 27" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (2560x1440 native) display "with IPS technology".

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, Gigabit Ethernet, and an SDXC card slot as well as dual "Thunderbolt" ports that are backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort and, likewise, each support an external display up to 30" (2560x1600). Thunderbolt also supports other peripherals that use the Thunderbolt standard which provides up to 10 Gbps of bandwidth in both directions.

Externally, the "Mid-2011" iMac line uses the same "edge-to-edge" glass design and "seamless all Aluminium enclosure" as the "Mid-2010" models that came before them. Internally, however, the "Mid-2011" line is equipped with faster processors and faster graphics processors, as well as the aforementioned external improvements of a higher resolution (and wider angle) webcam and Thunderbolt.

The "Mid-2011" iMac models included a compact Aluminium Apple Wireless Keyboard and the choice of either a multi-touch "Magic Mouse" or a multi-touch "Magic Trackpad" that "enables users to scroll smoothly up and down a page with inertial scrolling, pinch to zoom in and out, rotate an image with their fingertips and swipe three fingers to flip through a collection of web pages or photos" just like on Apple notebooks from the same era. An Aluminium remote was offered for an additional US$19, too.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2011" Aluminium iMac models?
  • How do the "Mid-2011" Aluminium iMac models compare to the "Mid-2010" models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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iMac "Core i7" 3.4 27-inch (Mid-2011)

Apple iMac "Core i7" 3.4 27-inch (Mid-2011)
The iMac "Core i7" 3.4 27-inch Aluminium (Mid-2011) originally was offered as a "configure-to-order" configuration of the iMac "Core i5" 3.1 27-inch Aluminium (Mid-2011), but it later was offered a standard configuration, as well. Other than processor (and the corresponding level 3 cache), these two models are identical.

The iMac "Core i7" 3.4 27-inch Aluminium (Mid-2011) is powered by a Quad Core 3.4 GHz Intel "Core i7" I7-2600 (Sandy Bridge) processor with a dedicated 256k level 2 cache for each core and an 8 MB shared level 3 cache. In lieu of a system bus, it has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" at 5 GT/s.

If only the processor is customized, it is configured with 4 GB of RAM (1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD�R DL "SuperDrive", and AMD Radeon HD 6970M graphics with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.

It also has a built-in "FaceTime HD" video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 27" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (2560x1440 native) display "with IPS technology".

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, Gigabit Ethernet, and an SDXC card slot as well as dual "Thunderbolt" ports that are backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort and, likewise, each support an external display up to 30" (2560x1600). Thunderbolt also supports other peripherals that use the Thunderbolt standard which provides up to 10 Gbps of bandwidth in both directions.

Externally, the "Mid-2011" iMac line uses the same "edge-to-edge" glass design and "seamless all Aluminium enclosure" as the "Mid-2010" models that came before them. Internally, however, the "Mid-2011" line is equipped with faster processors and faster graphics processors, as well as the aforementioned external improvements of a higher resolution (and wider angle) webcam and Thunderbolt.

The "Mid-2011" iMac models included a compact Aluminium Apple Wireless Keyboard and the choice of either a multi-touch "Magic Mouse" or a multi-touch "Magic Trackpad" that "enables users to scroll smoothly up and down a page with inertial scrolling, pinch to zoom in and out, rotate an image with their fingertips and swipe three fingers to flip through a collection of web pages or photos" just like on Apple notebooks from the same era. An Aluminium remote was offered for an additional US$19, too.

Also see:
  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2011" Aluminium iMac models?
  • How do the "Mid-2011" Aluminium iMac models compare to the "Mid-2010" models that preceded them?

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: May 3, 2011
Discontinued Date: October 23, 2012
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2011.
Processors: 1 (4 Cores)
Architecture: 64-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 2.7:7844
3.1:8357
3.4:11648
Geekbench 2 (64): 2.7:8565
3.1:8878
3.4:12651
  • 2.7,3.1:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac12,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 3.4:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac12,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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Geekbench 3 (32): 2.7:2703
3.1:2589
3.4:2815
Geekbench 3 (32): 2.7:7121
3.1:8005
3.4:10714
  • 2.7,3.1:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac12,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 3.4:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac12,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (64): 2.7:2951
3.1:2784
3.4:3078
Geekbench 3 (64): 2.7:7826
3.1:8658
3.4:11773
  • 2.7,3.1:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac12,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 3.4:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac12,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 2.7:2.7 GHz
3.1:3.1 GHz
3.4:3.4 GHz
Processor Type: 2.7:Core i5 (I5-2500S)
3.1:Core i5 (I5-2400)
3.4:Core i7 (I7-2600)
  • 2.7:This model is powered by a 32 nm, 64-bit Intel Core i5 "Sandy Bridge" processor with quad cores (four independent processor cores on a single silicon chip, each with one thread). Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache and all processor cores share a single 6 MB level 3 cache. It also supports Turbo Boost 2.0 (up to 3.7 GHz) -- which "automatically boosts the processor speed based on workload" (so if an application is only using one of the four cores it will automatically increase the speed of the core in use and turn off the unused cores).

    Also see: How much faster are the "Mid-2011" Aluminium iMac models than the "Mid-2010" models?
  • 3.1:This model is powered by a 32 nm, 64-bit Intel Core i5 "Sandy Bridge" processor with quad cores (four independent processor cores on a single silicon chip, each with one thread). Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache and all processor cores share a single 6 MB level 3 cache. It also supports Turbo Boost 2.0 (up to 3.4 GHz) -- which "automatically boosts the processor speed based on workload" (so if an application is only using one of the four cores it will automatically increase the speed of the core in use and turn off the unused cores).

    Also see: How much faster are the "Mid-2011" Aluminium iMac models than the "Mid-2010" models?
  • 3.4:This custom configuration is powered by a 32 nm, 64-bit Intel Core i7 "Sandy Bridge" processor with quad cores (four independent processor cores on a single silicon chip). Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache and all processor cores share a single 8 MB level 3 cache. This "Core i7" processor supports Hyper-Threading (it has two threads per core for a total of eight threads for the system, effectively four real cores and four virtual ones) as well as Turbo Boost 2.0 (the system can dynamically increase the processor clockspeed to 3.8 GHz when tasks demand).

    Also see: How much faster are the "Mid-2011" Aluminium iMac models than the "Mid-2010" models?
Turbo Boost: 2.7:3.7 GHz
3.1:3.4 GHz
3.4:3.8 GHz
Custom Speeds: 2.7:N/A
3.1:3.4 GHz (Core i7)
3.4:N/A
  • 2.7:N/A
  • 3.1:This model additionally could be configured with a 3.4 GHz Quad Core "Core i7" processor (I7-2600) for an extra US$200. This "Core i7" processor supports Hyper-Threading (it has two threads per core for a total of eight threads for the system) as well as Turbo Boost 2.0 (the system can dynamically increase the processor clockspeed to 3.8 GHz when tasks demand). It has a larger 8 MB level 3 cache, too.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 3.4:N/A
Processor Upgrade: LGA 1155 (Socket H2)
FPU: Integrated
  • Officially, Apple provides no information about whether or not the processor in this model can be upgraded and the company does not intend for one to upgrade the processor either. However, this processor supports an LGA 1155 (H2) socket and it is possible to upgrade the processor to some extent.

    Also see: Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the Aluminium iMac models?
System Bus Speed: 5 GT/s
Cache Bus Speed: 2.7:2.7 GHz (Built-in)
3.1:3.1 GHz (Built-in)
3.4:3.4 GHz (Built-in)
  • This system has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" in lieu of a traditional system bus. Intel reports that it runs at 5 GT/s.
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
EFI Architecture: 64-Bit
L1 Cache: 32k/32k
L2/L3 Cache: 2.7,3.1:256k (x 4), 6 MB
3.4:256k (x 4), 8 MB
  • 2.7,3.1:Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 6 MB of shared level 3 cache.
  • 3.4:Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 8 MB of shared level 3 cache.
RAM Type: PC3-10600 DDR3
Min. RAM Speed: 1333 MHz
  • Supports 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SO-DIMMs (204-pin).

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in this Aluminium iMac model? How much RAM does it actually support?
Standard RAM: 4 GB
Maximum RAM: 32 GB
  • 2.7:By default, 4 GB of RAM is installed as two 2 GB SO-DIMM modules. Two slots free.

    *Officially, this model supports four 4 GB modules -- one in each slot for a maximum of 16 GB of memory. However, third-parties have discovered that it actually will support 32 GB of memory using four 8 GB modules.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 3.1:By default, 4 GB of RAM is installed as two 2 GB SO-DIMM modules. Two slots free.

    *Officially, this model supports four 4 GB modules -- one in each slot for a maximum of 16 GB of memory. However, third-parties have discovered that it actually will support 32 GB of memory using four 8 GB modules.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 3.4:By default, 4 GB of RAM is installed as two 2 GB SO-DIMM modules. Two slots free.

    *Officially, this model supports four 4 GB modules -- one in each slot for a maximum of 16 GB of memory. However, third-parties have discovered that it actually will support 32 GB of memory using four 8 GB modules.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 4
Video Card: 2.7:Radeon HD 6770M
3.1,3.4:Radeon HD 6970M
VRAM Type: GDDR5
  • 2.7:This model has an AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics processor with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminium iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
  • 3.1,3.4:By default, this model has an AMD Radeon HD 6970M graphics processor with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory. By custom configuration, the same graphics processor can be equipped with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory for an extra US$100.

    Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminium iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
Standard VRAM: 2.7:512 MB
3.1,3.4:1 GB
Maximum VRAM: 2.7:512 MB
3.1,3.4:2 GB
  • 2.7:This model has 512 MB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory.
  • 3.1,3.4:By default, this model has 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory. At the time of purchase, it can be upgraded to 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory for an additional US$100.
Built-in Display: 27" 16:9 Widescreen
Native Resolution: 2560x1440
  • This model has a 27" glossy LED-backlit 16:9 widescreen TFT active matrix display with "IPS technology" and a native resolution of 2560x1440. Apple also reports a viewing angle of 178 degrees horizontal and 178 degrees vertical. The contrast ratio is 1000:1.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring (x2)
2nd Max. Resolution: 2560x1600
  • Apple reports that this model simultaneously supports the native resolution of the built-in display and up-to two 30-inch external displays (2560x1600) by using both Thunderbolt ports.
Standard Storage: 1 TB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 7200 RPM
Storage Dimensions: 3.5" (26.10 mm)/2.5" (7 mm)
Storage Interface: Serial ATA (6 Gb/s*)
  • As shipped, these models only supported the 3 Gb/s SATA II standard for both a 3.5" hard drive and a 2.5" SSD. However, as first discovered by site sponsor OWC, the iMac EFI Update 1.6, released two days later, quietly provided 6 Gb/s SATA III support.
Standard Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • Apple reports that the slot-loading 8X "SuperDrive" with 4X double-layer burning (DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW) "writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 4x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW at up to 6x and DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 24x speed."
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n (450 Mbit*)
Standard Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR standard. Although Apple formally makes no mention of it, as discovered by users, this model unofficially supports 450 Mbit/sec 802.11n Wi-Fi using MIMO.
USB Ports: 4 (2.0)
Firewire Ports: 1 (800)
  • Four USB 2.0 ports and one Firewire "800" port (7 watts).
Expansion Slots: SDXC SD Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • This iMac has an extra 6 Gb/s Serial ATA connector and power for the optional SSD, but if one is not installed at the time the system is purchased the connector cables and mounting bracket are not present. Nevertheless, it is possible to install a 2.5" SSD in addition to the hard drive if an SSD is not installed initially it's just a bit of a "hack."

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and hand-picked accessories like external storage, stands, keyboards, cables, adapters, speakers, and more for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, keyboards, security products, and more for this iMac.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Wireless Keyboard
Incl. Input: Magic Mouse/Trackpad
  • This model shipped with a small Aluminium "ultrathin, compact wireless keyboard" (no numeric keypad) and a choice, at no extra charge, of either the wireless "Magic Mouse", where the "entire top is a seamless multi-touch surface" that allows one to "navigate using intuitive finger gestures" or a wireless "Magic Trackpad" that provides multi-touch input like on a recent Apple notebook.

    Also see: How does the "ultra thin" keyboard provided with the "Aluminium" iMac models compare to a more traditional desktop keyboard? How does it feel?
Case Type: All-in-One
Form Factor: iMac (Late 2009)
  • The external case used by the "Mid-2011" iMac models essentially is identical to the one first introduced by the "Late 2009" line with "edge-to-edge glass" for the display and a "seamless all Aluminium enclosure."
Apple Order No: 2.7:MC813LL/A
3.1:MC814LL/A
3.4:MD063LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Mid-2011
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: A1312 (EMC 2429)
Model ID: iMac12,2
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1312 Model Number, the 2429 EMC Number, and the iMac12,2 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: N/A
Battery Life: N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.6.6 (10J4026)
Maximum MacOS: Current
  • This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion", OS X 10.9 "Mavericks", and OS X 10.11 "Yosemite" except for Power Nap functionality. It also supports the last version of OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" -- including Mac-to-Mac AirDrop and AirPlay Mirroring capability -- but no other advanced features are supported including Metal graphics acceleration. It is capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) as well, although it does not support the Universal Clipboard, Auto Unlock, or Apple Pay features.

    Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard".

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra (10.12)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
Minimum Windows: 7 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows: 8.1 (64-Bit)
  • Apple's Boot Camp 4 supports the 32-bit version of Windows 7 on this model and Boot Camp 5 supports the 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.

    Although Apple does not support Windows 10 via Boot Camp 5 (officially or otherwise), this system meets Microsoft's hardware requirements and it very well may be possible to boot Windows 10 on this Mac. If you have installed Windows 10 on this system (successfully or unsuccessfully), please share the results of your experiment. Thank you.
MacOS 9 Support: None
Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
  • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.

    For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 20.4 x 25.6 x 8.15
Avg. Weight: 30.5 lbs. (13.8 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (51.7 cm, 65.0 cm, 20.7 cm).
Original Price (US): 2.7:US$1699
3.1:US$1999
3.4:US$2199
Est. Current Retail: 2.7:US$900-US$1300
3.1:US$950-US$1400
3.4:US$1100-US$1600
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

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Source: Apple, EveryMac

[688] Apple iMac (Late 2013,27-inch)

iMac "Core i5" 3.2 27-inch (Late 2013)

Apple iMac "Core i5" 3.2 27-inch (Late 2013)
The iMac "Core i5" 3.2 27-inch Aluminium (Late 2013/Haswell) features a 22 nm "Haswell" Quad Core 3.2 GHz Intel "Core i5" (4570) processor with four independent processor cores on a single chip, a 6 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-12800) installed in pairs (two 4 GB modules), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, and a NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M graphics processor with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory. It also has a built-in "FaceTime HD" webcam and stereo speakers, but lacks an optical drive.

This model has a 27" 2560x1440 LED-backlit 16:9 widescreen IPS display with the "cover glass fully laminated to the LCD and anti-reflective coating." The rear of the case is Aluminium and is thicker in the middle and tapers to a razor thin 5 mm at the edges.

Connectivity includes four USB 3.0 ports, dual Thunderbolt ports, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n compatible), and Bluetooth 4.0.

Compared to its predecessor, this model essentially has the same external enclosure, but it has a much more efficient "Fourth Generation" processor and architecture, as well as faster graphics, faster Wi-Fi, and the option of faster storage.

The "Late 2013" iMac models shipped with a compact Aluminium Apple Wireless Keyboard and the choice of either a multi-touch "Magic Mouse," a multi-touch "Magic Trackpad," or a traditional wired Apple mouse.

Also see:
  • What are all the differences between the "Late 2013" Aluminium iMac models?
  • What are all the differences between the "Late 2013" Aluminium iMac models and the "Late 2012" models that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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iMac "Core i5" 3.4 27-inch (Late 2013)

Apple iMac "Core i5" 3.4 27-inch (Late 2013)
The iMac "Core i5" 3.4 27-inch Aluminium (Late 2013/Haswell) features a 22 nm "Haswell" Quad Core 3.4 GHz Intel "Core i5" (4670) processor with four independent processor cores on a single chip, a 6 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-12800) installed in pairs (two 4 GB modules), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M graphics processor with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory. It also has a built-in "FaceTime HD" webcam and stereo speakers, but lacks an optical drive.

This model has a 27" 2560x1440 LED-backlit 16:9 widescreen IPS display with the "cover glass fully laminated to the LCD and anti-reflective coating." The rear of the case is Aluminium and is thicker in the middle and tapers to a razor thin 5 mm at the edges.

Connectivity includes four USB 3.0 ports, dual Thunderbolt ports, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n compatible), and Bluetooth 4.0.

Compared to its predecessor, this model essentially has the same external enclosure, but it has a much more efficient "Fourth Generation" processor and architecture, as well as faster graphics, faster Wi-Fi, and the option of faster storage.

The "Late 2013" iMac models include a compact Aluminium Apple Wireless Keyboard and the choice of either a multi-touch "Magic Mouse," a multi-touch "Magic Trackpad," or a traditional wired Apple mouse.

Also see:
  • What are all the differences between the "Late 2013" Aluminium iMac models?
  • What are all the differences between the "Late 2013" Aluminium iMac models and the "Late 2012" models that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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iMac "Core i7" 3.5 27-inch (Late 2013)

Apple iMac "Core i7" 3.5 27-inch (Late 2013)
The iMac "Core i7" 3.5 27-inch Aluminium (Late 2013) originally was offered as a "configure-to-order" configuration of the iMac "Core i5" 3.4 27-inch Aluminium (Late 2013), but was sold as a standard configuration, too. Other than processor (and the corresponding level 3 cache), these two models can be identical.

The iMac "Core i7" 3.5 27-inch Aluminium (Late 2013/Haswell) features a 22 nm "Haswell" Quad Core 3.5 GHz Intel "Core i7" (4771) processor with four independent processor cores on a single chip, an 8 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-12800) installed in pairs (two 4 GB modules), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive (or a 3 TB "Fusion" Drive for the standard MF125LL/A configuration), and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M graphics processor with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory. It also has a built-in "FaceTime HD" webcam and stereo speakers, but lacks an optical drive.

This model has a 27" 2560x1440 LED-backlit 16:9 widescreen IPS display with the "cover glass fully laminated to the LCD and anti-reflective coating." The rear of the case is Aluminium and is thicker in the middle and tapers to a razor thin 5 mm at the edges.

Connectivity includes four USB 3.0 ports, dual Thunderbolt ports, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n compatible), and Bluetooth 4.0.

Compared to its predecessor, this model essentially has the same external enclosure, but it has a much more efficient "Fourth Generation" processor and architecture, as well as faster graphics, faster Wi-Fi, and the option of faster storage.

The "Late 2013" iMac models include a compact Aluminium Apple Wireless Keyboard and the choice of either a multi-touch "Magic Mouse," a multi-touch "Magic Trackpad," or a traditional wired Apple mouse.

Also see:
  • What are all the differences between the "Late 2013" Aluminium iMac models?
  • What are all the differences between the "Late 2013" Aluminium iMac models and the "Late 2012" models that they replaced?

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: September 24, 2013
Discontinued Date: 3.2:October 13, 2015
3.4,3.5:May 19, 2015
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2013.
Processors: 1 (4 Cores)
Architecture: 64-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 3.2:9858
3.4:10280
3.5:13783
Geekbench 2 (64): 3.2:11330
3.4:11947
3.5:15442
  • 3.2,3.4:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac14,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 3.5:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac14,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (32): 3.2:3241
3.4:3409
3.5:3493
Geekbench 3 (32): 3.2:10139
3.4:10714
3.5:13050
  • 3.2,3.4:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac14,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 3.5:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac14,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Geekbench 3 (64): 3.2:3509
3.4:3757
3.5:3899
Geekbench 3 (64): 3.2:11164
3.4:11851
3.5:14673
  • 3.2,3.4:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac14,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
  • 3.5:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac14,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 3.2:3.2 GHz
3.4:3.4 GHz
3.5:3.5 GHz
Processor Type: 3.2:Core i5 (I5-4570)
3.4:Core i5 (I5-4670)
3.5:Core i7 (I7-4771)
  • 3.2:This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit "Fourth Generation" Intel Mobile Core i5 "Haswell" (4570) processor with quad cores (four independent processor cores on a single silicon chip, each with one thread). Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache and all processor cores share a single 6 MB level 3 cache. It also supports Turbo Boost 2.0 (up to 3.6 GHz) -- which "automatically boosts the processor speed based on workload" (so if an application is only using one of the four cores it will automatically increase the speed of the core in use and turn off the unused cores).

    Also see: How fast are the "Late 2013" Aluminium iMac models compared to one another? How much faster are the "Late 2013" models than the "Late 2012" models replaced?
  • 3.4:This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit "Fourth Generation" Intel Mobile Core i5 "Haswell" (4670) processor with quad cores (four independent processor cores on a single silicon chip, each with one thread). Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache and all processor cores share a single 6 MB level 3 cache. It also supports Turbo Boost 2.0 (up to 3.8 GHz) -- which "automatically boosts the processor speed based on workload" (so if an application is only using one of the four cores it will automatically increase the speed of the core in use and turn off the unused cores).

    Also see: How fast are the "Late 2013" Aluminium iMac models compared to one another? How much faster are the "Late 2013" models than the "Late 2012" models replaced?
  • 3.5:This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit "Fourth Generation" Intel Mobile Core i7 "Haswell" (4771) processor with quad cores (four independent processor cores on a single silicon chip, each with one thread). Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache and all processor cores share a single 8 MB level 3 cache. It also supports Turbo Boost 2.0 (up to 3.9 GHz) -- which "automatically boosts the processor speed based on workload" (so if an application is only using one of the four cores it will automatically increase the speed of the core in use and turn off the unused cores) -- and "Hyper Threading" -- which allows the system to recognize eight total "cores" or "threads" (four real and four virtual).

    Also see: How fast are the "Late 2013" Aluminium iMac models compared to one another? How much faster are the "Late 2013" models than the "Late 2012" models replaced?
Turbo Boost: 3.2:3.6 GHz
3.4:3.8 GHz
3.5:3.9 GHz
Custom Speeds: 3.2:N/A
3.4:3.5 GHz (Core i7)
3.5:N/A
  • 3.2:N/A
  • 3.4:This model additionally could be configured with a 3.5 GHz Quad Core "Core i7" processor (I7-4771) for an extra US$200. This "Core i7" processor supports Hyper-Threading (it has two threads per core for a total of eight threads for the system) as well as Turbo Boost 2.0 (the system can dynamically increase the processor clockspeed to 3.9 GHz when tasks demand). It has a larger 8 MB level 3 cache, too.

    As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
  • 3.5:N/A
Processor Upgrade: LGA 1150 (Socket H3)
FPU: Integrated
  • Officially, Apple provides no information about whether or not the processor in this model can be upgraded and the company does not intend for one to upgrade the processor either. However, the processor is mounted on a LGA 1150 socket and can be physically upgraded with another compatible processor with a maximum TDP of 84 W or less.

    Also see: Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the "Tapered Edge" Aluminium iMac models?
System Bus Speed: OPI
Cache Bus Speed: 3.2:3.2 GHz (Built-in)
3.4:3.4 GHz (Built-in)
3.5:3.5 GHz (Built-in)
  • This system does not have a traditional system bus or a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) to connect between the processor and chipset. Instead, it uses a directly attached "On Package Interface" (OPI).
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
EFI Architecture: 64-Bit
L1 Cache: 32k/32k
L2/L3 Cache: 3.2,3.4:256k (x4), 6 MB
3.5:256k (x4), 8 MB
  • 3.2,3.4:Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 6 MB of shared level 3 cache.
  • 3.5:Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 8 MB of shared level 3 cache.
RAM Type: PC3-12800 DDR3
Min. RAM Speed: 1600 MHz
  • Supports 1600 MHz PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMMs (204-pin).

    Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the "Late 2013" Tapered Edge Aluminium iMac models? Is it even possible? What type of RAM do they use? How much RAM does each model actually support?
Standard RAM: 8 GB
Maximum RAM: 32 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 4
  • This system has four RAM slots and the RAM can be upgraded after purchase.
Video Card: 3.2:GeForce GT 755M
3.4,3.5:GeForce GTX 775M
VRAM Type: GDDR5
  • 3.2:This model has a NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M graphics processor with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.
  • 3.4,3.5:This model has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M graphics processor with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory. At the time of purchase, it could be custom configured with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory for an extra US$150.
Standard VRAM: 3.2:1 GB
3.4,3.5:2 GB
Maximum VRAM: 3.2:1 GB
3.4,3.5:2 GB
  • 3.2:This model has 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory.
  • 3.4,3.5:By default, this model has 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory. It can be upgraded to 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory at the time of purchase with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M option for an extra US$150.
Built-in Display: 27" 16:9 Widescreen
Native Resolution: 2560x1440
  • This model has a 27" LED-backlit 16:9 widescreen TFT active matrix display with IPS technology and a native resolution of 2560x1440. Apple also reports that the "cover glass is fully laminated to the LCD and an anti-reflective coating is applied." Previous Aluminium iMac models have the LCD covered by glass. The company no longer reports viewing angle or contrast ratio, however.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 2560x1600 (x2)
  • This model can simultaneously support two external displays up to 2560x1600 via Thunderbolt.
Standard Storage: 1 TB HDD
Std. Storage Speed: 7200 RPM
  • 3.2:At the time of purchase, Apple offered a 3 TB 7200 RPM hard drive for an extra US$150, a 1 TB or 3 TB "Fusion Drive" (which combines a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB or 3 TB hard drive) for an extra US$200 or US$350, respectively, and a 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB SSD for an extra US$200, US$500, or US$1000, respectively.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the "Tapered Edge" Aluminium iMac models? What type of storage do they support? Is it even possible to upgrade these models?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 3.4:At the time of purchase, Apple offered a 3 TB 7200 RPM hard drive for an extra US$150, a 1 TB or 3 TB "Fusion Drive" (which combines a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB or 3 TB hard drive) for an extra US$200 or US$350, respectively, and a 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB SSD for an extra US$200, US$500, or US$1000, respectively.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the "Tapered Edge" Aluminium iMac models? What type of storage do they support? Is it even possible to upgrade these models?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
  • 3.5:At the time of purchase, Apple offered a 3 TB 7200 RPM hard drive for an extra US$150, a 1 TB or 3 TB "Fusion Drive" (which combines a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB or 3 TB hard drive) for an extra US$200 or US$350, respectively, and a 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB SSD for an extra US$200, US$500, or US$1000, respectively. The standard MF125LL/A configuration shipped with a 3 TB "Fusion Drive" by default.

    Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the "Tapered Edge" Aluminium iMac models? What type of storage do they support? Is it even possible to upgrade these models?

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

    Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
Storage Dimensions: 3.5" (26.10 mm)/Proprietary
Storage Interface: Serial ATA (6 Gb/s)/PCIe
  • This model has a SATA III (6 Gb/s) connector for a 3.5" hard drive as well as a proprietary PCIe connector for an SSD. If the SSD is not installed at the time of purchase, the connector still is present and later professional or self-installation is possible.
Standard Optical: None
Standard Disk: None
  • This iMac does not have an internal optical drive. Site sponsor PowerMax offers the external Apple USB SuperDrive for US$79. It writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL at 4X, DVD-R and DVD+R at 8X, DVD-RW at 6X, DVD+RW at 8X, reads DVD at 8X, writes CD-R at 24X, writes CD-RW at 16X, and reads CD at 24X.

    Site sponsor Other World Computing also has a variety of compact external optical drive options that may be of interest, including some with Blu-ray capability.

    Also see: What are the full capabilities of the external SuperDrive? Can it be used with other Macs?
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort: 802.11ac
Standard Bluetooth: 4.0
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n backwards compatible) and Bluetooth 4.0 standard.
USB Ports: 4 (3.0)
Firewire Ports: None
  • Four USB 3.0 ports. No Firewire port.
Expansion Slots: SDXC SD Card
Expansion Bays: None
  • In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and hand-picked accessories like external storage, stands, keyboards, cables, adapters, speakers, and more for this iMac.

    In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, keyboards, security products, and more for this iMac.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Wireless Keyboard
Incl. Input: Magic Mouse/Trackpad
  • This model ships with a small Aluminium "ultrathin, compact wireless keyboard" (no numeric keypad) and a choice of either the wireless "Magic Mouse", where the "entire top is a seamless multi-touch surface" that allows one to "navigate using intuitive finger gestures," a wireless "Magic Trackpad" that provides multi-touch input like on a recent Apple notebook, or a traditional wired Apple mouse.

    Also see: How does the "ultra thin" keyboard provided with the "Aluminium" iMac models compare to a more traditional desktop keyboard? How does it feel?
Case Type: All-in-One
Form Factor: 27" iMac Late 2012
  • The 27-inch "Late 2013" Aluminium iMac models use a case design that is effectively identical to the "Late 2012" models before them, but the internals are different. Both lines have a glass front laminated directly to the LCD and an Aluminium back that is thicker in the middle and tapers to a razor thin 5 mm edge. The entire device sits upon an Aluminium "foot" that is 8 inches (20.3 cm) deep.
Apple Order No: 3.2:ME088LL/A
3.4:ME089LL/A
3.5:MF125LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Late 2013
  • 3.2,3.4:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 3.5:This Apple order number should be unique to this specific model.
Apple Model No: A1419 (EMC 2639)
Model ID: iMac14,2
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the A1419 Model Number, the 2639 EMC Number, and the iMac14,2 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: N/A
Battery Life: N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.8.4 (12E4022)
Maximum MacOS: Current
  • This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion", OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" and OS X 10.10 "Yosemite", as well as the last version of OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" including Metal graphics acceleration. It is fully supported by macOS Sierra (10.12), as well.

    Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra (10.12)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
Minimum Windows: 7 (64-Bit)
Maximum Windows: 10 (64-Bit)
  • Apple's Boot Camp 5 formally supports the 64-bit version of Windows 7 and Windows 8 and Boot Camp 6 formally supports the 64-bit version of Windows 10. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.
MacOS 9 Support: None
Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
  • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.

    For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: 20.3 x 25.6 x 8
Avg. Weight: 21 lbs. (9.54 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (51.6 cm, 65.0 cm, 20.3 cm).
Original Price (US): 3.2:US$1799
3.4:US$1999
3.5:US$2199
Est. Current Retail: 3.2:US$1500-US$1700
3.4:US$1600-US$1800
3.5:US$1700-US$1900
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

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