Apple Refreshes Its iMac Lineup

by Karthik on April 30, 2008 · 5 comments


Apple on Monday refreshed its iMac lineup with the latest and greatest in Core2Duo Processors and more powerful graphic options for the 24″ model. The updated iMac’s now feature Core2Duo processors using the latest penryn chips manufactured using the 45nm technology, more efficient compared to the older 65nm technology.

Prior to Monday’s update, the iMac featured either a 2GHz or 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo chip. The updated machines run at 2.4GHz, 2.66GHz or 2.8GHz, depending on configuration. Apple also offers a 3.06GHz processor as a build-to-order option. The only other Macs to top the 3GHz mark are build-to-order configurations of the Mac Pro, with either 3GHz or 3.2GHz Quad Core Xeon processors. So its nice to see the iMac receive some pro treatment ain’t it?

Apple also increased the amount of RAM that ships with two of the three standard iMac configurations. The 20-inch 2.66GHz iMac and the 24-inch 2.8GHz iMac ship with 2GB of RAM; in comparison to the previous offerings of 1GB of memory.

Other changes to the iMac line include a 1,066MHz FSB on all three iMac configurations in comparison to the previous 800MHz. Also NVidia 8800GS is also an option on the 24″ model which is good news for hardcore gamers because NVidia cards seem to outperform ATI ones in every world.

The new iMacs come in three basic models:

  • The $1,199 20-inch with a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and an ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB GDDR3 memory;
  • The $1,499 20-inch model with a 2.66GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, and an ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB GDDR3 memory; and
  • The $1,799 24-inch offering with a 2.8GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, and an ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB GDDR3 memory.
  • The $2,199 build-to-order 24-inch model that ships with the 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo chip, Nvidia GeForce 8880 GS graphics card and 500GB hard drive.

All iMac models are now available and are shipping immediately. For the performance comparisons on the new iMac with its other Mac cousins and the older iMac head over to Engadget

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jash Sayani April 30, 2008 at 2:27 pm

No one will buy these untill you keep helping us to install Leopard on the PC !! :)


FireFox May 1, 2008 at 1:11 am

Jash, don’t you mean : “.. these untill you cease helping us..”

I’d love to try one of these. Is there no way DaillyApps can give one away in a contest ?? (hinthint blink)


Karthik Kastury May 1, 2008 at 9:15 am

@Firefox, A Contest for an iMac giveaway would be nice.. Any idea how i should start with it.. I do have a sizable audience to begin with.


wicket May 1, 2008 at 8:17 pm

i have a mac and a pc but you know what im more productive with the pc . so….. i use the pc most of the times….ssshhh i only bought the mac with it looks but for productivity sake….YAY! wake up apple! LOL! trust me having both hardwares knows the up and downs so if you have a buck to spare go on but if youre just a power user go to windows vista and put more rams and you wont have any issues with softwares out there! and lets admit it windows is the god of operating system no matter what! i do love mac just for showing up hahahhahaha……you get my point i hope….wink!


FireFox May 1, 2008 at 9:33 pm

How big is your audience? I think by giving away anything ( a mac is pretty expensive to get sponsored ) you would increase your audience vastly. By posting that you can win this or that on any website your certainly would get more attention.


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