Apple iMac Core Duo 1.83 17-Inch (IG)

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 Apple iMac Core Duo 1.83 17-Inch (IG) was restricted to the education market during its short life. It uses essentially the same all-in-one enclosure as the iMac Core Duo 1.83 17-Inch, but uses cheaper and slower Intel GMA 950 integrated graphics.

The iMac Core Duo 1.83 17-Inch (IG) features a 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo processor (T2400), with two independent processor cores on one silicon chip, a 2 MB shared level 2 cache, a 667 MHz system bus, 512 MB of RAM (667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300), an 80 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD-ROM/CD-RW 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 vibrant 17″ TFT Active Matrix LCD (1440×900 native).  

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

1.83 GHz Core Duo (T2400)
512 MB 2 GB
Intel GMA 950 Integrated
Details: Also see: How fast is the education-only Intel iMac “Core Duo” compared to the consumer model?
512 MB 2 GB
Details: 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.
17.0″ Widescreen 1440×900
Details: This model has a 17.0″ TFT widescreen active matrix display with a native resolution of 1440×900. 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.
Dual/Mirroring 1920×1200
Details: Apple does not mention whether or not this system supports an external display. However, the subsequently introduced iMac “Core 2 Duo” 1.83 17-Inch (IG), which uses the same integrated graphics is reported to support “digital resolutions up to 1920×1200″ and “analog resolutions up to 2048×1536″. If you have information indicating that for some reason Apple blocked this model’s capability to support an external display, please share. Thank you.
80.0 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
None 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: An external Apple USB Modem is available for US$49.
802.11a/b/g None
3 (2.0) 2 (400)
None None
Details: N/A
Apple Keyboard Mighty Mouse
All-in-One iMac Intel (White)
MA406LL/A Mid-2006
A1195 (EMC 2110) iMac4,2
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.Also see: All Macs with the A1195 Model Number, the 2110 EMC Number, and the iMac4,2 Model Identifier.
X 10.4.7 (8I2057) X 10.6.8
Original Price (US): $999

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