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Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.8 GHz 24" Early 2008 Specs

iMac - MB325LL/A - iMac8,1 - A1225

About This iMac

The Apple iMac Intel Aluminum “Core 2 Duo” computer released August 2008 was another creative step in the evolution of the iMac. The new aluminum bodies certainly became a stand-out highlight however the external design was not the only fascinating thing this device displayed. It also had a faster processor under the body, the Intel “Core 2 Duo” processor and the ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro with graphics acceleration for graphics. The FireWire ports were still limited to 2 ports however, the second FireWire “400” port was upgraded to a FireWire “800” port. The design of this iMac oozed elegance and class and in some circles is still a very useful machine.

Storage

The device was built with 320.0 GB Serial ATA (3Gb/s) hard drive storage with a disk speed of 7200 RPM.

    Screen Size and Resolution

    The iMac Intel Aluminum “Core 2 Duo” featured a 24 inch screen with “glossy” TFT active matrix LCD display and a native resolution of 1920×1200. 

      Inclusive Features

      The iMac includes the following features and ports:

      • A Power Adapter (100V-240V AC, 200 W maximum)
      • Standard AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n).
      • Gigabit Ethernet
      • One FireWire 400 port
      • One FireWire 800 port
      • 8X DL “Super Drive”
      • 1 Mini-DVI that supports both mirroring and extension.
      • Built-in Stereo Speakers

      Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

      The iMac Intel Aluminum “Core 2 Duo” had the Mac OS X 10.5.2 (9C2028) operating system pre-installed on it. It was powered by a 2.9 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (E8235) processor. Its graphics processor was the ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro graphics processor — using PCI Express — with 256 MB of GDDR3 video memory.

      Memory & Architecture

      The device was built with 6 MB on-chip level 2 cache with a frontside bus of 1066 MHz and with 2 GB of 800 MHz PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM for its RAM. It’s designed was centered on a 64-Bit architecture.


       2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo

      2 GB

      320 GB Hard Drive

      Plugged-in

      Upgradability

      Although the iMac Intel Aluminum “Core 2 Duo” came with 2 GB of RAM, it could be upgraded up to 6 GB of RAM.

      The Operating System of the iMac can also be upgraded from its pre-installed Mac OS X 10.5.2 (9C2028) up to MacOS X 10.11. This iMac was also able to act as a host Windows OS, mainly being Windows XP SP2 (32-Bit) and more recently Windows 7 (32-Bit).

      This iMac Intel Aluminum “Core 2 Duo” had the following dimensions of 52.0 cm, 56.9 cm, 20.6 cm and a weight of 25.4 lbs. (11.5 kg).

      Introduced:  April 28, 2008

      Discontinued:  March 3, 2009

      Screen Size and Resolution

      Memory

      Screen Size

      20 inches TFT

      Level 1 Cache

      32k/32k

      Resolution

      1680×1050

      Level 2/Level 3 Cache

      4 MB (on-chip)

      Processor

      RAM Type

      PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM

      Processors

      1 (2 Cores)

      Min. RAM Speed

      667 MHz

      Architecture

      64-Bit

      Standard RAM

      1 GB

      Speed

      1.83 GHz

      Maximum RAM

      6 GB

      Type

      Core 2 Duo (T7300)

      RAM Slots

      2

      Processor Upgrade

      ZIF Socket

      Motherboard RAM

      None

      FPU

      Integrated

      Graphics

      System Bus Speed

      800 MHz

      Video Card

      Radeon HD 2400 XT

      Cache Bus Speed

      2.0 GHz (Built-in)

      VRAM Type

      GDDR3

      ROM/Firmware

      EFI

      Standard VRAM

      128 MB

      EFI Architecture

      64-Bit

      Maximum VRAM

      128MB

      Storage

      Inclusive Features and Ports

      Standard Storage

      250 GB HDD

      Standard Optical Drive

      8X DL “Super Drive”

      Storage Speed

      7200 RPM

      Standard Ethernet

      10/100/1000Base-T

      Storage Dimensions

      3.5” (26.10 mm)

      Standard Modem

      None

      Storage Interface

      Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)

      Standard Air Port

      802.11a/b/g/n

      Battery

      Standard Bluetooth

      2.0+EDR

      Type

      N/A

      USB Port 2.0

      3

      Battery Life

      N/A

      FireWire

      1 (400) 1 (800)

      Description

      Keyboard

      Apple Aluminum Keyboard

      Case Type

      All-in-One

      Inclusive Input

      Mighty Mouse

      Form Factor

      iMac Core 2 Duo (AI)

      S-Video Output

      None

      Apple Order No

      MA876LL/A

      Microphone

      1 (Built-in)

      Apple Subfamily

      Mid-2007

      Headphone

      1

      Apple Model Number

      A1224 (EMC 2133)

      Sound Out

      1

      Model ID

      iMac 7.1

      Power Adapter

      1

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