Apple iMac Core Duo 1.83 17-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

This model 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), 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 vibrant 17″ TFT Active Matrix LCD (1440×900 native) display.

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

This model is bundled with the Apple Mighty Mouse and six-button Apple Remote. The Apple Front Row provides users with a simple, powerful, and intuitive way to play their music, enjoy photo slideshows, and watch DVDs and iMovies using the included remote. In addition, the basic photography program, Photo Booth, uses the integrated iSight camera.

1.83 GHz Core Duo (T2400)
512 MB 2 GB
Radeon X1600 GDDR3
Details: ATI Radeon X1600 graphics processor using PCI Express. Has 128 MB of GDDR3 video memory.
128 MB 128 MB
Details: N/A
117.0″ Widescreen 1440×900
Details: This model has a 17.0″ widescreen TFT 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 reports that this model supports “digital resolutions up to 1920×1200″ and “analog resolutions up to 2048×1536″.
160.0 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
8X DL “SuperDrive” None
None 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: An external Apple USB Modem is available for US$49.
802.11a/b/g 2.0+EDR
3 (2.0) 2 (400)
None None
Details: N/A
Apple Keyboard Mighty Mouse
All-in-One iMac Intel (White)
MA199LL Early 2006
A1173 (EMC 2104) iMac4,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.Also see: All Macs with the A1173 Model Number, the 2104 EMC Number, and the iMac4,1 Model Identifier.
N/A N/A
X 10.4.4 (8G1165) X 10.6.8
Original Price (US): $1299

Rating overview

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Total score
Good 4.7

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