Apple Updates iMac to 3.06 GHz

iMac (2008)

Apple today released new all-in-one iMacs, featuring the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and more powerful graphics. The ultimate all-in-one desktop computer includes faster processors with 6MB L2 cache, a faster 1066 MHz front-side bus across the entire line, and 2GB of memory standard in most models. And the 24-inch iMac now offers a 3.06 GHz Intel processor and the high-performance NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics as options.

The preceding iMacs released in early August 2007 featured up to 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme with 4MB of shared L2 cache, and 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM.

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the new iMacPacking dual-core performance into the convenience of a striking all-in-one design, the new iMac includes faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors across the line; a 1066 MHz front-side bus; up to 4GB of 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory; and a widescreen flat-panel display supporting millions of colors. For the first time, the 24-inch iMac features an optional NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512MB of video memory, to deliver up to two times standard performance for graphic intensive applications. Providing the latest in high-performance connectivity options to quickly and conveniently transfer digital photos, music and video, iMac includes built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, built-in iSight video camera..

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The new 20-inch 2.4 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,199 (US), features:

  • 20-inch widescreen LCD display;
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with a 1066 MHz front-side bus;
  • 1GB of 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 4GB;
  • 250GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB GDDR3 memory;

The new 20-inch 2.66 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US), includes:

  • 20-inch widescreen LCD display;
  • 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with a 1066 MHz front-side bus;
  • 2GB of 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 4GB;
  • 320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB GDDR3 memory;

The new 24-inch 2.8 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,799 (US), includes:

  • 24-inch widescreen LCD display;
  • 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with a 1066 MHz front-side bus;
  • 2GB of 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 4GB;
  • 320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB GDDR3 memory;

All configurations come with

  • a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
  • mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
  • built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
  • the Apple Keyboard, Mighty Mouse and infrared Apple Remote.

Build-to-order options and accessories include: a 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4GB DDR2 SDRAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512MB of video memory and up to a 1TB Serial ATA hard drive on the 24-inch iMac; up to 4GB DDR2 SDRAM and up to 750GB Serial ATA hard drive on the 2.66 GHz 20-inch iMac; and up to 4GB of DDR2 SDRAM and up to 500GB Serial ATA hard drive on the 2.4 GHz 20-inch iMac.

The new iMac price starts at US$1,199, and the 24-inch model starts at US$1,799.

For more information, please visit http://www.apple.com/imac/.

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Posted by Antony at April 28, 2008 7:29 AM

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