|Apple iMac Alum 24" Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 2GB 320GB DVD-RW WiFi 10.8 +EXTRA|
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|With Intel Core i5 quad-core processor, the Apple iMac MA878LL/A enhances the computing power by 1.7x times, provides quick access to applications and lets you work with speed. This Apple 24-inch desktop comes with a LED backlit display that allows you to tune the brightness according to the ambient light conditions for a brilliant display. The multi-touch mouse of this Mac desktop readily responds to a click, swipe, scroll for convenience. This Apple 24-inch desktop is equipped with a highly sensitive FaceTime HD camera that captures crisp and clear images and which readily blends in with the screen. With two 10-Gbps data channels, the Thunderbolt ports of this Mac desktop allow you to connect external devices with ease. The integrated AMD Radeon HD graphics processor of the Apple iMac MA878LL/A enhances your movie and gaming experience by running through the picture frames 3x times faster than usual.|
|Processor Type||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Processor Speed||2.40 GHz|
|Number of Cores||Dual-Core|
|Video Output Interface||PCI Express|
|Motherboard I/O Ports||FireWire (IEEE1394a) x 1, FireWire (IEEE1394b) x 1, PS/2 Keyboard x 1, PS/2 Mouse x 1, RJ45 Lan Port x 1, USB 2.0 x 3, USB 2.0 x 5|
|Bus Speed||800 MHz|
|Screen Type||Flat Panel LCD TFT (Active Matrix)|
|Expansion Slots||PCI Express x16 x 1|
|Hard Drive Capacity||320 GB|
|Hard Drive Rotation Speed||7200 RPM|
|Hard Drive Interface||Serial ATA II|
|RAM Technology||DDR2 SDRAM|
|Installed RAM||1 GB|
|RAM Supported Speed||667 MHz|
|RAM Max Supported Size||4 GB|
|RAM Memory Slots Qunatity||2 x 200 Pin SODIMM, 2 x SODIMM|
|Installed Cache Memory||32 KB|
|Max. Cache Memory||4 MB|
|CD / DVD|
|Optical Drive Type||DVD±R Dual Layer/DVD±RW/CD-RW|
|Optical Drive Read Speed||24x (CD), 8x (DVD)|
|Optical Drive Write Speed||24x (CD), 4x (DVD+R DL), 4x (DVD-R DL), 8x (DVD+R), 8x (DVD-R)|
|Optical Drive ReWrite Speed||16x (CD-RW), 6x (DVD-RW), 8x (DVD+RW)|
|On Board Graphic Processor||ATI RADEON HD 2600 PRO|
|Max. Video Resolution||1920 x 1200|
|Installed Video Memory||256 MB|
|Video Outputs||15 Pin D-Sub VGA port x 1, Composite x 1, DVI x 1, Mini-DVI, S-Video x 1|
|Audio Input||Integrated Microphone, Line In (3.5mm), Optical Digital In|
|Audio Output||Headphones, Line Out, Optical Digital, Sound card, Speaker(s), Speakers|
|Data Link Protocol||AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n|
|Networking Type||Bluetooth, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN|
|Release Date||August, 2007|
|Other Features||Built In Web Camera, Infrared Remote Control|
Average review score based on 8 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
Was looking for a iMac experience with a value price tag. For the money this unit is a KILLER machine. Wish Apple still offered this size - even if we didn't have budget constraints the 27" unit would have been to large and the 21" just seemed too small.
Since we bought it we have maxed out the ram to 4GB, this really made a difference and only cost about $60.00. Also replaced the hard drive with a 7200 rpm 1TB unit.
Running the newest Microsoft Office for Mac suite on the unit - no problems, iPhoto library has about 32000 pictures - no issues, iMovie has a few crashing issues when building some projects - CPU will max out and system just locks - seen this on even "beefier" Mac's.
I wouldn't buy this unit for use in a Graphic Design office, but for use as a families primary computer with users that have above average needs and access at work to "beefier" Macs this machine is still solid.
For basic email, web, word processing, day to day activities, this machine is great. Not disappointed in this purchase at all - in fact recommending to my family and friends who are looking to break out of the PC market and over to the Mac family.
Overall, the apple IMac is superior to the PCS in that they crash less, an easier interface to interact with, and a common sense approach to an operating system. The drawbacks however is its troubleshooting and problem solving.
Because PCs crash a ton, there are always ways to get back into windows and troubleshoot. No matter how damaged the system may be. Maybe this is due to most of us growing up on PCs and our knowledge of whizzing past error messages and thinking that rebooting (as it commonly does) fixes the problems.
Macs however, does not work work this way. You mess up any kind of permissions issues and your mac may not restart. and if you don't have the installation disks, you're up the creek...
that being said, the IMAC 24 is by far one of the best system's i've ever owned. the display is impressive and the different apps available to play music and watch videos really are a thrill to use. The sheer screen size ( and lets not forget the ability to dual monitor easily) makes the 24 inch mac a great tool to own.
Overall, its a strong recommend. Don't buy a refurbished model, for those often come plagued with problems (taken from experience) and you'll end up spending about what you would for a new model. Save your money, buy from the apple store and never look back.
I keep seeing Apple folk write that Mac's crash less than PC's. Lets correct that, all Mac's are PC's, they have been since Apple surrendered and switched.
PC's only crash if bad software is installed or used or they are built by morons. I have been using both Apple and PC since both were invented. It's impossible to say which one crashes more but both do and ask any Mac expert or support person and they'll tell you Mac's crash plenty and ugly.
Apple makes PC's that are a closed system, ONLY Apple makes them so they better crash less, but that has not been my experience. The iMac is a nice computer but browse any Apple forum and you'll find plenty that people complain about just like any other PC out there.
For the money you can buy a faster Windows PC but you won't find one designed as nicely as the iMac is. Apple does a good job packaging their hardware to look better than Windows PC companies do, this doesn't make them better, just prettier.
When buying ignore the cheese heads who claim Apple is better, they are more expensive so I would expect them to be better, but have found they aren't any better than the average PC out there.
If you're looking for an all in one product keep in mind the biggest difference between a Mac and a PC isn't the hardware, it's the operating system. Both have their Pro's and Con's and should come down to which one is best for you. Not what some fan boy says because he's a shill for anything Apple spits out of a Chinese factory.
I own as many Apple PC's as Windows PC and don't prefer either. I use which ever one is best for the work I'm doing.
In the end I like the iMac because it takes up less space than comparable PC's and generally it works very well so I recommend them to friends and family.
I consider iMacs to be great computers. they have large screens and are powerful. They may be a little costly but my experience says they will last at least 5 years if not longer. The one thing I must say is GET A NEW KEYBOARD AND MOUSE!! For a computer company apple makes very sleek and powerful computers but terrible keyboards and wretched mice. They are not that expensive and they make life so much nicer for your mac.
It's not quite as fast as the newest models but the 24" is about all we could fit onto a working desktop. And this size lets the accountants put up two sets of paper beside each other simultaneously. Pair it with a wireless mouse and keyboard -- the recent Apple boards don't lose Bluetooth at all -- for a great, flexible desktop business machine.