Apple iMac Core 2 Duo 2.16 24-Inch

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 2.16 24-Inch features a 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (T7400), with two independent processor cores on one 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 beautiful 24″ TFT Active Matrix LCD (1920×1200 native) display.

Connectivity includes one Firewire 400 port, three USB 2.0 ports, 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.

2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7400)
1 GB 4 GB
GeForce 7300GT GDDR3
Details: 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.
128 MB 128 MB
Details: GeForce 7600GT with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM also available at the time of purchase for an additional US$125..
24.0″ Widescreen 1920×1200
Details: 11.6″ color widescreen TFT LED-backlit active-matrix This model has a 24.0″ TFT widescreen active matrix display with a native resolution of 1920×1200. 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.
Dual/Mirroring 1920×1200
Details: Apple reports that this model supports “digital resolutions up to 1920×1200″ and “analog resolutions up to 2048×1536″.
250 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
8X DL “SuperDrive” None
None 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: An external Apple USB Modem was available for US$49.
802.11a/b/g/n 2.0+EDR
3 (2.0) 1 (400), 1 (800)
None None
Details: N/A
Apple Keyboard Mighty Mouse
All-in-One iMac Intel 24-Inch
MA456LL Late 2006 – 24″
A1200 (EMC 2111) iMac6,1
Details: 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.
X 10.4.7 (8K1123) X 10.7.5
Original Price (US): $1999

Rating overview

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Total score
Good 4.7

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