New iMacs!

The more powerful iMac. Now running at speeds up to 3.06GHz.

Just when you thought iMac had everything, now there’s even more. More powerful Intel Core 2 Duo processors. And more memory standard. Combine this with Mac OS X Leopard and iLife ’08, and it’s more all-in-one than ever. iMac packs amazing performance into a stunningly slim space.

Intel Core2 Duo


Wide-eyed wonder.

Photos, movies, games, videos, and applications with palettes. Anything you see on the 20- or 24-inch glossy widescreen display will be a perfect pixel experience. iMac features a flat-panel LCD screen with 1680-by-1050 resolution (20-inch) or 1920-by-1200 resolution (24-inch), giving you vivid colors and breathtaking clarity.

Intel Core2Duo

Power duo.

The latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors run at speeds up to 3.06GHz with advanced 45-nm process technology and 6MB of shared L2 cache. Translation: iMac runs your applications faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Click to open performance chart View the iMac Application Performance Chart

iMac Application Performance. Up to 28% faster than previous iMac.

When looking at how the new iMac performs with real-world applications, you can clearly see its advantage over the previous generation. Now with iMac, you’ll enjoy new levels of performance with tasks across the board, whether it’s creating web pages, movies, or music, or organizing and enjoying your favorite pictures and music.

Testing conducted by Apple in April 2008 using preproduction 24-inch iMac units with 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors; all other systems were shipping units. All systems were configured with 2GB of RAM. Photoshop test file size = 120MB. HTML and JavaScript benchmarks based on VeriTest’s iBench Version 5.0 using default settings. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of iMac.

Final Cut Pro. HDV render and encode

28% faster

iPhoto. Common application tasks

27% faster

Adobe Photoshop. 45-filter function test

22% faster

iMovie. Common application tasks

21% faster

iTunes. Convert for iPhone

21% faster

Safari. HTML, JavaScript, Java VM

17% faster

iMac with 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo. (previous generation)

nvidia graphics

The best iMac graphics yet.

With ATI Radeon HD graphics standard, iMac delivers smooth video playback and realistic visual environments. And now you have the option to upgrade to the most powerful graphics ever available in an iMac. With the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS and 512MB of dedicated video memory, this 24-inch iMac configuration reaches a whole new, blow-you-away level of detail and realism in games, three-dimensional graphics, high-resolution photos, and high-definition video.

Click to open performance chart View the iMac Graphics Performance Chart

Graphics Performance. Up to 2.2x faster with NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS.

Quake 4 performance: 1920-by-1200 High Quality

Configure-to-order 24-inch iMac with 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS 2.2x faster

Standard-configuration iMac with 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo

ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO Baseline

Testing conducted by Apple in April 2008 using preproduction 24-inch iMac units with 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of iMac.

250GB storage

Massive storage. More memory standard.

iMac has up to 2GB of 800MHz DDR2 memory standard so you can run more applications simultaneously. And with a Serial ATA hard drive up to 320GB, you can load up on photos, videos, and music. The 24-inch model has a remarkable hard drive option — up to 1TB — for just about anything and everything you want to pack in.

Standard Drive Optional
Standard Memory Optional Memory
20-inch 2.4GHz 250GB 320GB or 500GB 1GB 2GB or 4GB
20-inch 2.66GHz 320GB 500GB or 750GB 2GB 4GB
24-inch 2.8GHz 320GB 500GB, 750GB, or 1TB 2GB 4GB
iMac ports

iMac ins and outs.

Bring on your iPod, digital camera, mobile phone, and external hard drive. If it has a cable, iMac has a place for it. You’ll find three USB 2.0 ports on iMac itself and two on the Apple Keyboard. Connect faster peripherals to the FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 ports for even more possibilities.

Built-in freedom.

Wifi IconTurn your house into a wireless wonderland. High-speed 802.11n wireless technology is built into iMac. And with Time Capsule or the AirPort Express Base Station, every computer in every room can connect to iMac, the Internet, and each other. Over this network, everyone can print, surf the web, and even play music from the iTunes library through your home stereo — wirelessly.

iMac uses 802.11n wireless technology, allowing for higher speeds and greater range over the previous generation.

iSight in use

iSight camera.

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.


iMac doesn’t have a disc tray. CDs and DVDs slide right into the slot-loading SuperDrive. What makes it super? You can burn your own CDs and DVDs — including double-layer DVDs — to back up data or create your own music mixes. With the SuperDrive and iDVD, you can even burn the movies you make onto a DVD and watch them on your TV.


iSight in iMac

Slim, all-in-one design

Setting the highest standards for elegance and simplicity, the all-in-one iMac packs all its components — from processor to video camera — into an astoundingly thin, anodized aluminum frame.

Faster Intel Core 2 Duo processor

At speeds up to 3.06GHz, the latest-generation dual-core Intel processors powering iMac are faster than ever, offering greater performance for everything from enhancing photos to playing games and more.

Dazzling display

The glossy widescreen display on every iMac delivers incredibly rich, vivid color. And you can configure a 24-inch iMac with a new option — the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS — to enjoy up to 2.2X faster graphics performance.

iLife ’08: Home of your life’s events

With the latest versions of iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, and GarageBand included, you can create a photo book, make a movie, build a blog, compose a song, and much more.

Built-in iSight camera

Have a video chat with friends or family,3 record a video at your desk, or take fun pictures with Photo Booth — everything you need is built right in.

I said I would post Apple’s description of the thing so here it is.

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