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Apple Updates iMac, Adds 24-inch Model

Apple Updates iMac, Adds 24-inch Model

by , 8:40 AM EDT, September 6th, 2006 - Digg This

Apple announced the immediate availability of new flat panel iMacs with Intel Core 2 Duo processors, including a new 24-inch model, on Wednesday. All of the new iMacs include a built-in iSight camera, Front Row and Apple Remote, iLife '06, an Apple keyboard and Mighty Mouse, Airport Extreme and Bluetooth, a Serial ATA hard drive, mini-DV out, built-in stereo speakers and microphone, Gigabit Ethernet, five USB 2.0 ports, and two FireWire ports.

17-inch iMac
The 17-inch iMac is available with either a 1.83GHz or 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The 1.83GHz model includes 512MB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 2GB, a 24x Combo drive, Intel GMA 950 graphics, and a 160GB SATA hard drive. Bluetooth and the Apple Remote are build-to-order options on this model. It is priced at US$999.

The 2.0GHz iMac includes 1GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 3GB, an 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support, a PCI Express-based ATI Radeon X1600 video card with 128MB RAM, and a 160GB SATA hard drive. It is priced at $1,199.

20-inch iMac
The new 20-inch iMac includes a 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 1GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 3GB, an 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support, a PCI Express ATI Radeon X1600 video card with 128MB RAM, and a 250GB SATA hard drive. It costs $1,499.

24-inch iMac
The 24-inch iMac features a 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 3GB, an 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support, a PCI Express NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT video card with 128MB RAM, a FireWire 800 port, and a 250GB hard drive. It is priced at $1,999.

BTO Options
Build-to-order options for the new iMacs include a 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, an NVIDIA GeFore 7600 GT video card with 256MB RAM and a 500GB SATA hard drive for the 20 and 24-inch models. A 2.13GHz processor and 500GB hard drive are also available for the 2.0GHz 17-inch iMac.

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