Apple Releases Core 2 Duo iMac, Adds 24" Model

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While keeping the 17 & 20 inch form factors, Apple has released a new big brother to the iMac lineup. The new machine features a 24 inch widescreen in the familiar all-in-the-screen form factor. Under the hood all of the iMacs now feature the newly released Intel Core 2 Duo with speeds from 1.83 GHz to 2.33 GHz, making it up to 50% faster than the previous 20" iMac. The new machines are available in the following standard configurations:

17 inch 1.83GHz
$999 US
1440x900 resolution
2MB L2 Cache
512MB RAM
160GB SATA HD
24x Combo Drive
Intel GMA950 64MB
Airport Extreme

17 inch 2.0GHz
$1199
1440x900 resolution
4MB L2 Cache
1GB RAM
160GB SATA HD
8x Double Layer Superdrive
ATI Radeon x1600 128MB
Airport Extreme & Bluetooth
Apple Remote

20 inch 2.16GHz
1680x1050 resolution
4MB L2 Cache
1GB RAM
250GB SATA HD
8x Double Layer Superdrive
ATI X1600 128MB
Airport Extreme & Bluetooth
Apple Remote

24 inch 2.16GHz
1920x1200 resolution
4MB L2 Cache
1GB RAM
250GB SATA HD
8x Double Layer Superdrive
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 128MB
Airport Extreme & Bluetooth
Apple Remote
 

mi5moav

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Apple is hitting hard. Jeez, I am gonna buy some more stock. I do wish they had the imac in black but I don't care will just get out the spray can. AWESOME!!!!!
 

amacgenius

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I'm so glad I'm in Microcomputer Apps right now and have access to the internet, I just glanced at these specs and OMG they're pretty amazing, 24 inches instead of the 23 inch wow just wow.

I can't wait to walk into an Apple store and check these things out, that 24 inch screen has to be amazing!
 

MacsRgr8

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I assume the Merom is inside?

But these babies are gr8 value!

Luckily you don't have to choose for the 7300... you can get the better 7600 inside. Not brilliant, but it's better.
 

atari1356

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tekmoe said:
wooohoo first!
You don't win any prizes for that... :rolleyes:

New iMac looks nice. 24"? never would have guessed it

at the $1999 price though, the $2499 Mac Pro starts to look attractive (or the downgraded to 2Ghz Mac Pro which is $2199)...

EDIT: then again, I don't have a big screen at home, so the 24" iMac would be a huge upgrade in both screen and computing power
 

p0intblank

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Sep 20, 2005
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Wow!!! :eek: I definitely did not see this coming on a Wednesday. I'm heading to Apple's site right now to check it all out. Go, Apple!

And $999? Holy...

Edit: Haha, I'm just laughing with excitement over here. I love Apple! :D I'm probably not getting one, but this is so sweet. I definitely can't wait to try it out in an Apple Store.
 

Piarco

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Wow.... able to upgrade the graphics from a 128MB 7300GT to a 256MB 7600GT? That was even less expected!:eek:
 

asterizk

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Macrumors said:


A new 24-inch iMac with a brilliant 24-inch widescreen display joins the 17- and 20-inch models, and iMac prices now start at just $999</p>
In case you guys were wondering (I had to search around a little), the res on the 24"er is 1900x1200.
 

John Jacob

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Feb 11, 2003
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Conroe or Merom? I can't find that on the Apple webpage... :confused:

EDIT: And the 24-incher still has the chin... I was hoping for a sleeker chinless model (not that I am buying one anyways - can't afford it right now) :(
 

AidenShaw

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eSATA would have been better

paradillon said:
firewire 800 also. nice :)
Why 1394b at 800 Mbps when eSATA at 3000 Mbps is available?

Apple missed the boat on the external storage front here.... It had a chance to be a leader, but instead is still pushing 1394.
 

dallardyce

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I ordered a 20" iMac a couple of weeks ago, but it hadn't been dispatched yet (in fact, it was due to be dispatched today). The Apple order status site was down earlier, until just after the Apple Store came back up with the new iMacs, and lo and behold, my order has been replaced with a 20" iMac Core 2 Duo!

They've even upgraded the RAM to 2GB (I'd paid for an upgrade to 1GB on the original order), and dropped the price I pay!

So top marks to Apple - a brand new iMac, specced higher than the original, for £80 less! I don't know many other manufacturers that would do this - it's the kind of service that keeps Apple customers loyal.

The only downside is, I was expecting it to be delivered on Friday but now I have to wait until the 19th! But really, I don't mind!