New iMac Tops 3GHz, Gets Video Boost

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Apple announced the immediate availability of new iMac models with faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors and improved graphics on Monday. The new iMac models maintain their familiar aluminum and glass style with a glossy display, and are available with processor speeds ranging from 2.4GHz up to 3.06GHz and up to 4GB of RAM.


The new iMac with faster processors and video

The new iMac is available in 20 and 24-inch models with a 6MB L2 cache, a 1066 MHz front-side bus, a slot-loading SuperDrive, built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, a built-in iSight video camera, three built-in USB 2.0 ports (Apple touts five USB ports including two on the Apple Keyboard), a FireWire 400 port, and a FireWire 800 port. It also includes a mini-DVI out port, built-in stereo speakers and microphone, Apple keyboard, Mighty Mouse, and an Apple Remote. All but the base 20-inch 2.4GHz model include 2GB of 800MHz DDR2SDRAM.

The 20-inch 2.4GHz model includes 1GB of RAM, a 250GB 7200RPM SATA hard drive, and ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT video with 128MB GDDR3 memory. It is priced at US$1,199.

The 20-inch 2.66GHz model sports a 320GB 7200RPM SATA hard drive and ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO video with 256MB GDDR3 memory. It costs $1,499.

The 24-inch 2.8GHz model includes a 320GB 7200RPM SATA hard drive and ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB GDDR3 memory for $1,799.

Build-to-order options for the 2.8GHz model include an Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06GHz processor, an NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS video card with 512MB of memory, and up to a 1TB SATA hard drive.

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