Apple iMac Core 2 Duo 2.93 24-Inch (Early 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 2.93 24-Inch Aluminum (Early 2009) features a 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, with two independent processor cores on one silicon chip, a 6 MB shared level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz system bus, 4 GB of RAM (1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM), a 640 GB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD±R DL SuperDrive, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the beautiful 24″ glossy TFT Active Matrix LCD (1920×1200 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.

The iMac Core 2 Duo (Early 2009) models are similar to the Early 2008 models that they replaced, with similar external cases — varying only by a tapered foot — and have the same glass cover that joins to the aluminum enclosure creating a virtually seamless front surface.


2.93 GHz Core 2 Duo (E8335)
4 GB 8 GB
GeForce GT 120 GDDR3
Details: This model has a NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with dedicated GDDR3 memory for video.
256 MB 256 MB
Details: This model also could be equipped via custom configuration with NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 or ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics each with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory for an additional US$150 and US$200, respectively.
24.0″ Widescreen 1920×1200
Details: This model has a 24.0″ “glossy” TFT widescreen active matrix display with a native resolution of 1920×1200. 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.
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).
640 GB (7200 RPM) 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 2.1+EDR
4 (2.0) 1 (800)
None None
Details: N/A
Apple Keyboard Mighty Mouse
All-in-One iMac (Early 2009)
MB419LL/A Early 2009
A1225 (EMC 2267) MacBookAir3,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.Also see: All Macs with the A1225 Model Number, the 2267 EMC Number, and the iMac9,1 Model Identifier.
X 10.5.6 (9G2030) Current
Original Price (US): $1799

Rating overview

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Total score
Good 4.7

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