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Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 GHz 17" 2006 Specs

iMac - BTO/CTO - iMac5,1 - A1208

About This iMac

This device is a BTO/CTO device which is nearly identical to MA590LL. We have listed this device separately as it has been configured with an upgraded processor when compared to the base model. This has been done to make it easier to catalog as well as easier to read.

2006 Saw another important switch in the iMac family. The introduction of Intel Core 2 Duo Processors replacing the PowerPC processors was attempted in this brand first and it was the first time an Apple computer had worked with an Intel Processor. The iMac released in 2006 had a 2.16 GHz Intel “Core 2 Duo” Processor (T7400). This was also the first time that the secondary display on the iMac was not just mirroring the primary display but also an extension of the primary screen from its mini-DVI port. It also came in a package with the Apple Mighty Mouse, a six-button Apple Remote as well as Apple “Front Row” a  predecessor to iTunes which provided a simple interface to play music, photo slideshows, DVDs and iMovies all these features were also controlled using the six button remote. USB 2.0 ports, FireWire ports, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR were included in the connectivity options of the device. It was packed with features that made it suitable for literally every type of user, ranging from formal, to informal. It was an iconic machine of its day.

Storage

The device was built with 160.0 GB Serial ATA (1.5Gb/s) hard drive storage with a disk speed of 7200 RPM.

    Screen Size and Resolution

    The iMac featured a 17 inch screen with TFT active matrix  LCD display and a native resolution of 1440×900.

      Inclusive Features

      The iMac includes the following features and ports:

      • A Power Adapter (100V-240V AC, 180 W maximum)
      • Standard AirPort Extreme (802.11g).
      • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
      • Gigabit Ethernet
      • Two FireWire 400 ports
      • 1 Mini-DVI that supports both mirroring and extension.
      • Apple Remote
      • iSight Video Camera for video conferencing
      • Built-in Stereo Speakers

      Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

      The iMac had Mac OS X 10.4.7 (8K1106) pre-installed on it. This was the first iMac to be powered by an Intel “Core 2 Duo” processor with a processing speed of 2.16 GHz. Its graphics processor was the ATI Radeon X1600 graphics with 128 MB of GDDR3 memory.

      Memory & Architecture

      The device was built with 4 MB on-chip level 2 cache with a frontside bus of 667 MHz and with 1 GB of 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM for its RAM.


        2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo

      1 GB

      160 GB Hard Drive

      Plugged-in

      Upgradability

      Although the iMac came with 1 GB of RAM it could be upgraded up to 4 GB of RAM.

      The Operating System of the iMac can also be upgraded from its pre-installed Mac OS X 10.4.7 (8K1106) up to MacOS X 10.7.5. This iMac was also able to act as a host to Windows OS, mainly being Windows XP SP2 (32-Bit) and more recently Windows 7 (32-Bit).

      This iMac had the following dimensions of 43.0 cm, 42.6 cm, 17.3 cm and a weight of 15.5 lbs. (7 kg).

      Introduced:  September 6, 2006

      Discontinued:  August 7, 2007

      Screen Size and Resolution

      Memory

      Screen Size

      17 inches TFT

      Level 1 Cache

      32k/32k

      Resolution

      1440×900

      Level 2/Level 3 Cache

      4 MB (on-chip)

      Processor

      RAM Type

      PC2-5300 DDR2 

      Processors

      1 (2 Cores)

      Min. RAM Speed

      667 MHz

      Architecture

      64-Bit

      Standard RAM

      1 GB

      Speed

      2.16 GHz

      Maximum RAM

      4 GB

      Type

      Core 2 Duo (T7400)

      RAM Slots

      2

      Processor Upgrade

      ZIF Socket

      Motherboard RAM

      None

      FPU

      Integrated

      Graphics

      System Bus Speed

      667 MHz

      Video Card

      Radeon X1600

      Cache Bus Speed

      2.16 GHz (Built-in)

      VRAM Type

      GDDR3

      ROM/Firmware

      EFI

      Standard VRAM

      128 MB

      EFI Architecture

      32-Bit

      Maximum VRAM

      128 MB

      Storage

      Inclusive Features and Ports

      Standard Storage

      160 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 (1.5Gb/s)

      Standard Air Port

      802.11a/b/g

      Battery

      Standard Bluetooth

      2.0+ EDR

      Type

      3.6V Lithium

      USB Port 2.0

      3

      Battery Life

      N/A

      FireWire (400)

      2

      Description

      Keyboard

      Apple Keyboard

      Case Type

      All-in-One

      Inclusive Input

      Mighty Mouse

      Form Factor

      iMac Intel (White)

      S-Video Output

      1

      Apple Order No

      BTO/CTO

      Microphone

      1 (Built-in)

      Apple Subfamily

      Late 2006

      Headphone

      1

      Apple Model Number

      A1208 (EMC 2114)

      Sound Out

      1

      Model ID

      iMac 5.1

      Power Adapter

      1

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