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Apple iMac MB419LL/A 24-Inch Desktop
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The all-in-one iMac packs a complete, high-performance computer including the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors into a beautifully thin, anodized aluminum and glass design. The latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor with advanced 45-nm process technology and 6MB of shared L2 cache, allowing you to run your applications faster and more efficiently than ever before. This iMac features a glossy 24-inch widescreen display and NVIDIA GeForce graphics, that gives you a blow-you-away level of detail and realism in games, three-dimensional graphics, high-resolution photos, and high-definition video that comes alive with rich, vivid color. Built into the top of iMac is an iSight camera. You'll hardly notice it's there until you want to launch iChat, Photo Booth, or iMovie. iSight is easy to use and highly advanced. The remarkable picture quality and color accuracy make this tiny feature huge. With iLife '09, Mac OS X Leopard, built-in wireless, speakers, and ultrathin anodized aluminum Apple Keyboard, you'll be creating, sharing, surfing, and playing within minutes of opening the box. 24 Glossy Widescreen TFT Active-Matrix (1920 x 1200, 385 cd/m2, 750 - 1 contrast ratio, 178 H/V viewing angle) Liquid Crystal Display Built-in iSight Camera with Microphone NVIDIA GeForce GT120 with 256MB GDDR3 Dedicated Video Memory Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD+-RW DL/CD-RW) Stereo speakers with 24-watt Digital Amplifier AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ports - 4 x USB 2.0 (2 x USB ports on keyboard), FireWire 800, Optical Digital Audio Output/Headphone out, Optical Digital Audio input/audio line in, Mini DisplayPort with support for DVI, and VGA, connections via Optional Adapter, RJ-45 (LAN) Approximate Unit Dimensions - 20.5 (H) x 22.4 (W) x 8.1 (D) Approximate Unit Weight - 25.4 Pounds

Speedier than ever with the latest Intel dual-core processor, the Apple iMac all-in-one desktop PC packs a complete, high-performance computer into its all-in-one design, sporting a sleek, professional aluminum enclosure that's joined precisely to a 24-inch glass cover to create a virtually seamless front surface. It's powered by a 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, which includes an amazingly fast 1066 MHz front-side bus speed and super-sized 6 MB L2 cache. This dual-core processor also provides an optimized, multithreaded architecture for improved multitasking, video, and gaming performance. And this iMac also gets a boost in video processing power from the NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics processor with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM of discrete video memory.

Designed with a recyclable anodized aluminum frame and glass cover, the iMac is friendlier to the environment.
The iMac also features an ultra-thin aluminum Apple Keyboard--with dedicated keys for Mac features such as brightness, volume, eject, play/pause, and Expos¨¦--as well as the wired Mighty Mouse. It's pre-loaded with Apple's Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system, which enables easy backup of your most important data via Time Machine, a redesigned desktop that helps eliminate clutter. It also comes with the iLife '09 suite of applications--including iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband, and iTunes--and the newest version of the fast-loading Safari web browser.

Hardware features include a 640 GB hard drive, 4 GB of RAM (with an 8 GB maximum capacity), 8x SuperDrive for burning movies to DVD and music mixes to CD, integrated 802.11n wireless LAN, Gigabit Ethernet wired networking, and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR connectivity.

Power on a Pedestal
With its anodized aluminum frame set upon a sleek pedestal, the new iMac instantly transforms your workspace from cluttered desktop to brilliant display podium. Because the iMac's housing is made from a single sheet of aluminum, you won't see any seams or screws except for a single compartment on the bottom that provides easy access to the memory slots. The glossy widescreen 24-inch glass display makes photos and movies come alive with rich color. And the built-in iSight camera and microphone are integrated so neatly you barely notice they're there. Aside from the design details, the iMac is also friendlier to the environment with highly recyclable and durable materials including scratch-resistant glass and professional grade aluminum.

The compact keyboard's ultrathin anodized aluminum enclosure features low-profile keys that provide a crisp, responsive feel.
With its elegant anodized aluminum enclosure, the new Apple Keyboard looks equally at home in your living room or on your desk. Just connect it to the USB port on your iMac and start enjoying the crisp, responsive feel of its low-profile keys. This compact keyboard also includes special function keys for Mac features such as brightness, volume, eject, play/pause, Expos¨¦, and more. Two USB 2.0 ports provide high-speed connectivity for your iPod, Mighty Mouse, digital camera, and other USB-based electronic devices.

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
Experience faster, more nimble application performance and improved energy efficiency with this 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Its hafnium-infused circuitry--which reduces electrical current leakage in transistors--helps to reduce power consumption while delivering. powerful processing speeds. This 2.93 GHz Core 2 Duo processor is aided by a 1066 front-side bus speed and a super-sized 6 MB L2 cache. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)

The Intel Core 2 Duo's 128-bit SSE3 vector engine handles 128-bit computations in a single clock cycle, accelerating data manipulation by simultaneously applying a single instruction to multiple data. And its two execution cores are designed to share resources and conserve power, helping it to achieve higher levels of performance since it uses fewer watts.

Hard Drive and Memory
The 640 GB Serial-ATA (SATA) hard drive (7200 RPM) quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin to FireWire and USB 2.0. The 4 GB of DDR3 RAM (two SO-DIMMs of 2 GB) have an industry leading 1066 MHz speed, and the RAM capacity can be increased to 8 GB.

Graphics and Video
The 24-inch widescreen TFT active-matrix LCD offers a resolution of 1920 by 1200 pixels. It has a brightness rating of 385 cd/m2 (candela per square meter), a contrast ratio of 750:1, and a viewing angle of 160 degrees (both horizontal and vertical). The NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 offers 256 MB of discrete DDR3 SDRAM, which makes viewing web pages and searching through your iPhoto library smoother and more efficient. And 3D game play--from Spore to Call of Duty--is faster and more responsive.

This iMac also enables you to connect a second display in either extended desktop mode or video mirroring mode. The Mini DisplayPort port offers support for DVI, dual-link DVI, and VGA video connections via an optional adapter.

Wired and Wireless Connectivity
The iMac gives you plenty of room to grow, accommodating as many as six peripherals at a time thanks to its four USB 2.0 ports and the two USB 2.0 ports on the Apple Keyboard. It also includes a single powered FireWire 800 port (one of the fastest peripheral standards available)--enabling you to quickly transfer content from compatible digital video cameras, hard drives, and other high-speed devices.

Share files around your house with built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet as well as the next-generation high-speed wireless 802.11n technology, which is integrated into the latest Apple Airport Extreme Base Station. The iMac is also Wi-Fi Certified to work with base stations and routers that use industry-standard 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g wireless technologies.

You get a full complement of ports on the back of the iMac, including four USB 2.0 and one Firewire 800.
The integrated Bluetooth wireless connectivity--version 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)--allows you to use a wireless keyboard or mouse, and synchronize peripherals such as cell phones and PDAs. Enjoy high-quality sound on almost any speaker system with double-duty analog/digital audio. Record digital and analog sources through audio line in, perfect for your latest podcast in GarageBand.

Integrated neatly into the iMac is a slot-loading SuperDrive that lets you play and burn your own CDs and DVDs--including double-layer DVDs. And there's no disc tray--just slide the disc right in. It offers the following speeds:

  • Writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL discs at up to 4x speed
  • Writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed
  • Writes DVD-RW at up to 6x speed and DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed
  • Reads DVDs at up to 8x speed
  • Writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed
  • Writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed
  • Reads CDs at up to 24x speed

Other Features

  • Built-in stereo speakers with internal 24-watt digital amplifier
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to a 30-inch display (2560 by 1600 pixels) on an external display
  • Headphone/optical digital audio output (minijack)
  • Audio line in/optical digital audio input (minijack)
  • Built-in microphone
  • Dimensions: 22.4 x 20.5 x 8.1 inches (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 25.4 pounds

The Greenest iMac Yet
The energy-efficient hardware components in the iMac work hand in hand with Mac OS X to create a system that can dynamically adjust power consumption to reduce the energy used overall. The iMac uses an advanced power management system leveraged from the technology that makes the most of battery life in Apple's MacBook family. To reduce energy consumption, the iMac hard drive spins down automatically when inactive, and it also decides which processor--CPU or GPU--is best suited to perform a task efficiently. That means when iMac is idle, it's using as little power as possible.

Apple engineers have worked hard to eliminate many of the toxins that are a common part of desktop computer manufacturing, such as choosing arsenic-free display glass for iMac. They have also removed brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from circuit boards, internal cables, connectors, insulators, adhesives, and more. And the entire iMac computer is integrated into an enclosure made from a single, solid piece of recyclable aluminum, while the display is made of recyclable glass.

The Mac mini meets the stringent low power requirements set by the EPA, giving it ENERGY STAR certification. In addition, Mac mini meets the latest efficiency requirements of ENERGY STAR Version 5.0 Specification for Computers before its July 2009 effective date. It has also earned the highest rating of EPEAT Gold. The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, or EPEAT, evaluates the environmental impact of a product based on how recyclable it is, how much energy it uses, and how it's designed and manufactured.

Preloaded with Leopard, you'll enjoy enhanced productivity and a clutter-free desktop (thanks to the the redesigned 3D Dock with Stacks).
Preloaded with Leopard and iLife '09
The biggest Mac OS X upgrade ever, the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system features over 300 new features, including:

  • Time Machine, an effortless way to automatically back up everything on a Mac
  • A redesigned Finder that lets users quickly browse and share files between multiple Macs
  • Quick Look, a new way to instantly see files without opening an application
  • Spaces, an intuitive new feature used to create groups of applications and instantly switch between them
  • A brand new desktop with Stacks, a new way to easily access files from the Dock
  • Major enhancements to Mail and iChat
Leopard's new desktop includes the redesigned 3D Dock with Stacks, a new way to organize files for quick and easy access with just one click. Leopard automatically places web, email and other downloads in a Downloads stack to maintain a clutter-free desktop, and you can instantly fan the contents of this and other Stacks into an elegant arc right from the Dock. The updated Finder includes Cover Flow and a new sidebar with a dramatically simplified way to search for, browse and copy content from any PC or Mac on a local network.

Time Machine lets you easily back up all of the data on your Mac, find lost files and even restore all of the software on their Mac. With just a one-click setup, Time Machine automatically keeps an up-to-date copy of everything on the Mac. In the event a file is lost, you can search back through time to find deleted files, applications, photos and other digital media and then instantly restore the file.

It also comes with the iLife '09 suite of applications that make it easy to live the digital life. Use iPhoto to share entire high-res photo albums with anyone who's got an email address. Record your own songs and podcasts with GarageBand. Break into indie filmmaking with iMovie and iDVD. Then take all the stuff you made on your MacBook and share it on the web in one click with iWeb.

Included Software
Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard (includes Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools); iLife '09 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)

What's in the Box
iMac, Apple Keyboard, Mighty Mouse, cleaning cloth, power cord, install/restore DVDs, printed and electronic documentation

  • All-in-one Mac desktop with 24-inch glossy screen and sleek anodized aluminum enclosure
  • 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 640 GB hard drive, 4 GB RAM (8 GB max), 8x multi-format/dual-layer SuperDrive
  • Draft-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n); Gigabit Ethernet; Bluetooth 2.1; NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics with 256 MB of discrete memory
  • Four USB 2.0, one FireWire 800, Mini DisplayPort output (with optional adapters for DVI and VGA), audio line in/optical digital audio input
  • Pre-loaded with Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard and iLife '09; includes Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse

Customer Reviews:

  • Love the iMac
    Never had used a Mac before. Wish I could move EVERYTHING to the iMac and toss the Windows PC....more info
    Until now, I've used only PCs since the early eighties beginning with DOS and an IBM286. I was quite apprehensive about switching to Mac. After the first week, all of my concerns have vanished. Apple's video tutorials make learning simple. For new Mac users, I suggest setting aside the first few days to absorb Mac Basics 123. Thus far, there has not been an hour to pass without discovering some new and exciting feature. As far as I can tell, that joy will last for years to come. My first photo download using iPhoto was pure jubilation. Within 3 minutes, I had a superb slide show complete with my choice of music. I've used Adobe Photoshop for years. I don't believe I need it anymore. The hardest thing for me to adjust to is no backspace key, but that is a learning curve. I was worried about the small keyboard, but after one week, I would not switch back. There are thousands of positive features and too many to list here. iWORK is pure genius and brilliantly user friendly. The 24" HD screen keeps me barefooted. It knocks my socks off every time I turn it on. The speed is incredible. My initial setup incorporated the Apple Airport Extreme wireless base station and router which provides complete homegrown security. Booting up used to take 5 minutes for all the protection and security programs to run. The constant upgrades were ulcer producing. Booting up now takes about 30 seconds and most of that is waiting on the DSL modem to light up. The cooling fans on my Pent IV HP used to drown out any TV show or movie I was trying to watch. The Mac is totally silent. Not even a whisper. Instant response, too. Before buying, I spent months reading every review I could find. As a result, with my initial purchase, I ordered items like the Logitech MX1100 cordless laser mouse. I have yet to connect it because I really like the Apple Mighty Mouse. I would recommend that anyone who is switching from PC to Mac for the first time to go with the original Apple equipment first - and then upgrade later. It might save you some money. I might not even use the Logitech mouse. By lightly pressing the center roll button on the Apple Mouse, a calculator, calendar and clock instantly appear. I'm constantly using the calculator. I should have stopped already, but so many attributes keep coming to mind. The total buying experience with Amazon.Com was a pleasure. I'll close by saying with some certainty, "Once you go Mac, you'll never go back."...more info
  • Great computer!!!
    * 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (great processor)
    * 640 GB hard drive (huge!)
    * 4 GB RAM (!!!)
    * Software included: Leopard (the best SO) + iLife09 (great suite of softwares)

    * Price is a bit higher for average people....more info
  • A great computer!
    Man, I love this Mac. Last week I "sold" my 4-year-old iMac to my grandson and stepped up to this one and am really happy with it. Besides the larger screen, I find it noticeably faster than the previous version.

    I bought it without anything extra except a $20 remote control. I did order the expanded keyboard with number pad, but that doesn't cost extra. It took some time to get used to the flat keyboard--my old one was a standard full-push keyboard--but now I like its lighter touch. My wife commented the first time she used it that she liked it better than an "old fashioned" keyboard.

    I used iPhoto extensively on my old computer but did not have the latest version, which includes "faces". I'm amazed that a desktop computer can recognize faces as well as it can, although it is far from perfect.

    Today I'm playing with the iSight camera, which is fun but not exactly a photographer's dream. (The program "Delicious Library" lets me catalog my books by scanning their UPC code with iSight.)

    I wish I had considered getting iWork, since you can get it a little cheaper when buying it at the same time. My version of Microsoft Word and Excel are not very up-to-date.

    (After re-reading the above, I think I have to say that I am not employed by Apple or any of its friends. Maybe I should be.)...more info
  • Poor hardware, software good if you can think like a mac
    I am just about to replace the harddrive on my second imac. In the first one, the power supply shorted out and melted the screen. It was 18 months old so apple said they would not fix or replace it. The current one was purchased 375 days ago - 10 days out of warranty - and the hard drive just died. Again, Apple says they will not cover anything. I get to purchase a new harddrive. I have owned dozens of PCs for myself and my company and never had hardware problems like these.

    The wonderful mac software is good if you don't know much about computers and are willing to let apple decide how you should use a computer. If you have been using computers and don't need Uncle Mac deciding what you should do and how you should do it, get a PC. I find them easier PCs easier to control because the software lets you do what you want.

    Overall, the mac looks great in my living room, is very quite but has required a lot more repairs and created more frustrations then a simple pc. ...more info
  • iMAC is almost perfect.....
    I am a switcher after being a PC user for many years, so going to a MAC was not an easy choice considering that the price / ratio to PCs. But I decided o purchase a Mac for the following reasons: OS X, OS X, and OS X.

    OS X is what Linux wants to be on the desktop, and what Windows aspires to be but can never get it quite right.

    Now, as far as the iMac.

    1) Design
    2) OS X
    3) GeForce GT 130 is not the fastest, but it's fast enough.
    4) Running Ubuntu & Windows on the same machine.

    1) No computer is perfect, and the iMAC is not different - sometimes it crashes when resuming from standby.
    2) No Blue-Ray drive.

    ...more info
  • Wonderful
    After more than 2 decades as a PC user this gorgeous piece of equipment is a revelation!
    The only drawback is learning an entirely new way of managing data. Needs more instructional manuals in hard copy....more info