Apple iMac Core 2 Duo 2.0 20-Inch (Mid-2009)

An Attractive Option for Professionals and Casual Users Alike

The powerful iMac series of all-in-one desktop computers shines brightly in Apple’s lineup as yet another feat of versatility and performance. Arguably one of the most elegant, aesthetically pleasing desktops in existence, the iMac has since its genesis been an attractive option for professionals and casual users alike.

Available over the years in 17″, 20″, 24″, and more recently 21.5″ and 27″ display sizes, with screaming fast Intel processors, top-of-the-line consumer graphics options, and plenty of RAM and hard drive configurations, the iMac can be configured to excel at nearly any task.

From graphic design to programming, from video editing to writing, from business to photography, and — yes — even gaming! The iMac’s have more than enough display space that even the avid multitasker will feel at home, and its sheer speed and power won’t fail to please those engaged in intensive work or play. 

When the recent, tapered edge iMacs were released and Apple decided to forgo inclusion of an optical disk drive in further models, they also saw fit to make it significantly more difficult to upgrade the RAM and hard drive. However, this resulted in a far sleeker and more aesthetically pleasing case design.

Perfect for the home and the office, the iMac has seen heavy use in nearly every avenue of personal computing.

Stable, sleek, versatile — the iMac is yet another example of Apple’s transcendent, artfully engineered personal computers.


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Full Technical Specs of this Model

The iMac Core 2 Duo 2.0 20-Inch Aluminum (Mid-2009) –available to educational institutions only — features a 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, with two independent processor cores on one 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 vibrant 20″ glossy TFT Active Matrix LCD (1680×1050 native) display.

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

2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo (P7350)
1 GB 8 GB
GeForce 9400M Integrated
Details: This model has a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M that shares memory with the system.
128 MB 128 MB
Details: 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.
20.0″ Widescreen 1680×1050
Details: This model has a 20.0″ “glossy” TFT widescreen active matrix display with a native resolution of 1680×1050. 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.
Dual/Mirroring 2560×1600
Details: Apple reports that this model simultaneously supports the native resolution of the built-in display and up-to a 30-inch external display (2560×1600).
160 GB Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
8X DL “SuperDrive” None
None 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: External Apple USB Modem offered for US$49.
802.11a/b/g/n None
4 (2.0) 1 (800)
None None
Details: N/A
Apple Keyboard Mighty Mouse
All-in-One iMac Core 2 Duo (2009)
MC015LL/A Mid-2009 (Edu)
A1224 (EMC 2266) iMac9,1
Details: 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.
N/A N/A
X 10.5.7 Current
Original Price (US): $899

Rating overview

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Total score
Good 4.7

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