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iMac (Early 2006) - Technical Specifications

Configurations

Processor 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
L2 Cache 2MB Shared
System bus 667MHz
Memory 512MB (single SODIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300), supports up to 2GB
Hard drive 160GB Serial ATA1; 7200 rpm 250GB Serial ATA1; 7200 rpm
Optical drive Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive with 2.4x Dual Layer burn (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Display 17-inch (viewable) widescreen TFT active-matrix LCD, 1440 x 900 pixels, millions of colors 20-inch (viewable) widescreen TFT active-matrix LCD, 1680 x 1050 pixels, millions of colors
Video camera Built-in iSight
Graphics ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory, with upgrade option to 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM
Ports Two FireWire 400 ports; three USB 2.0 ports, two USB 1.1 ports (on keyboard); mini-DVI port; DVI output2; VGA output2; S-video and composite video output2
Audio Built-in stereo speakers, built-in microphone, headphone/optical digital audio output, audio line in
Networking Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit)
Wireless Built-in 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme (802.11g)3; built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module.
Hardware accessories Apple Remote, Apple Keyboard, Mighty Mouse
Limited warranty and service Your iMac comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three full years. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-certified technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple support or call 800-823-2775.

Options

Configure to Order

  • Graphics memory upgrade to 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM (20" only)
  • 250 GB hard drive (17" upgrade)
  • 500 GB hard drive (20" upgrade)
  • Up to 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Apple Wireless Mouse
  • Apple USB Modem

Accessories

  • AirPort Express Base Station
  • AirPort Extreme Base Station
  • Apple 8x DVD-R Media Kit
  • Apple mini-DVI to DVI Adapter
  • Apple mini-DVI to VGA Adapter
  • Apple mini-DVI to Video Adapter
  • Apple FireWire Cable
  • AppleCare Protection Plan
  • .Mac Subscription
  • iWork

In the Box

  • iMac
  • Apple Keyboard
  • Mighty Mouse
  • Apple Remote
  • Power cord
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation

Processor and memory

  • 1.83GHz or 2GHz Intel Core Duo processor
  • 2MB shared L2 cache at full processor speed
  • 667MHz system bus
  • 512MB (single SODIMM) of PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 memory; two SODIMM slots support up to 2GB

Storage

  • 160 or 250GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive
  • 8x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) installed; writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 2.4x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs at up to 4x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 8x speed, reads CDs at up to 24x speed

Communications

  • Built-in 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme Card (802.11g standard)
  • Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module
  • Built-in 10/100/1000 Gigabit BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Works with 56K V.92 Apple USB Modem (sold separately)

Display

  • Built-in 17-inch (viewable) widescreen or 20-inch (viewable) widescreen TFT active-matrix liquid crystal display
  • Millions of colors at all resolutions
  • Typical viewing angle:
    • 17-inch model
      • 140° horizontal
      • 120° vertical
    • 20-inch model
      • 170° horizontal
      • 170° vertical
  • Typical brightness: 250 cd/m (17-inch model); 280 cd/m (20-inch model)
  • Typical contrast ratio: 500:1 (17-inch model); 800:1 (20-inch model)

Graphics and Video

  • ATI Radeon X1600 graphics processor using PCI Express
  • 128 MB of GDDR3 video memory
  • Mini-DVI output port with support for DVI, VGA, S-video, and composite video connections via adapter2
  • Built-in iSight camera
  • Support for external display in extended desktop
    • Digital resolutions up to 1920 x 1200
    • Analog resolutions up to 2045 x 1536
  • Support for external display in video mirroring mode

Electrical and environmental requirements

  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • Line voltage: 100-240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
  • Maximum continuous power: 180W
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -40° to 185° F (-40° to 85° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet

Size and weight (17-inch)

  • Height: 16.9 inches (43.0 cm)
  • Width: 16.8 inches (42.6 cm)
  • Depth: 6.8 inches (17.3 cm)
  • Weight: 15.5 pounds (7 kg)4

Size and weight (20-inch)

  • Height: 18.6 inches (47.2 cm)
  • Width: 19.4 inches (49.3 cm)
  • Depth: 7.4 inches (18.9 cm)
  • Weight: 22 pounds (10 kg)4

Peripheral connections

  • Two FireWire 400 ports; 8 watts shared
  • Total of five USB ports: three USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps) on computer, two USB 1.1 ports on keyboard

Audio

  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Internal 12-watt digital amplifier
  • Headphone/optical digital audio output
  • Audio line input
  • Built-in microphone

Software

  • Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger (includes Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Xcode Developer Tools)
  • iLife ’06 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand), Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, iWork (30-day trial), Quicken 2006 for Macintosh, Big Bang Board Games, Comic Life, Omni Outliner, and Apple Hardware Test
  • Front Row
  • Photo Booth

  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Requires adapter, sold separately.
  3. Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Express or AirPort Extreme Base Station and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort.
  4. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.

  • Intel and Intel Core are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
  • Internet access requires a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.
  • Product contains electronic documentation.
  • Backup copy of software is included.

 

Last Modified: Jun 29, 2011
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