Apple iMac Core i3 3.06 21.5-Inch (Mid-2010)
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 i3 3.06 21.5-Inch Aluminum (Mid-2010) is powered by a dual core 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 I3-540 (Clarkdale) processor with a dedicated 256k level 2 cache for each core and a 4 MB shared level 3 cache. Instead of a system bus, it has a Direct Media Interface (DMI) that connects between the processor and chipset at 2.5 GT/s.
It is configured with 4 GB of RAM (1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM), a 500 GB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD±R DL SuperDrive, and ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.
It has a built-in iSight video camera and built-in stereo speakers beneath the vibrant 21.5″ glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (1920×1080 native) display with IPS technology.
Connectivity includes a Firewire 800 port, four USB 2.0 ports, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as an audio capable Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display up to 30″ (2560×1600).
The Mid-2010 iMac line uses the same edge-to-edge glass design and seamless all aluminum enclosure as the Late 2009 models. Internally, the Mid-2010 line is equipped with faster memory, faster processors, faster graphics processors, and support for the SDXC SD card format.
||Core i3 (I3-540)
||Radeon HD 4670
||This model has an ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics processor with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.
||This model has 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 video memory.
||21.5″ 16:9 Widescreen
||This model has a 21.5″ glossy LED-backlit 16:9 widescreen TFT active matrix display with “IPS technology” and a native resolution of 1920×1080. Apple also reports a “typical” brightness of 330 cd/m2, and viewing angle of 178 degrees horizontal and 178 degrees vertical. The contrast ratio is 1000:1 and the PPI is 102.
|2nd Display Support:
||2nd Max. Resolution:
||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).
|Standard Hard Drive:
||500 GB (7200 RPM)
||Int. HD Interface:
||Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
||8X DL “SuperDrive”
||SDXC SD Card
||Apple Wireless Keyboard
||Apple Wireless Keyboard
||iMac (Late 2009)
|Apple Order No:
|Apple Model No:
||A1311 (EMC 2389)
||Please note that these identifiers often refer to more than one model.Also see: All Macs with the A1311 Model Number, the 2389 EMC Number, and the iMac11,2 Model Identifier.
||X 10.6.3 (10D2322a)
|Original Price (US):