With the imac MB324LL/A 20-inch Desktop PC, apple has packed amazing performance into a beautiful slim space. With its Intel Dual core processor, the apple imac is speedier than ever. While I was using this system, i found out that was that with all its great performance, its power consumption is not that much. The system also contains an ultra thin aluminium Apple keyboard which was simply beautiful
which has an extended layout and keys that are dedicated for Macintosh features. It comes with a 2 GB random access memory which can always be upgraded to a maximum of 4 GB. The structural design of the system is simply breathtaking. The build is sleek and very attractive. I guess one should expect nothing less from apple. The 20 inch widescreen boasts a resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. It has a contrast ratio of 800:1. The graphics processor runs with a 256 MB dedicated GDDR3 memory. The imac can also allow you to connect a second display in maybe extended desktop mode or video mirroring mode. The graphics card provided a great gaming experience for me when i tried running some pretty heavy high end games on the system. The system features three USB 2.0 jacks, a microphone and an headphone jack at the back of the system. There are also two USB 2.0 ports on the apple keyboard, i mean talk about room for accommodation. The hard drive has a capacity of 320 GB and the 7200 RPM quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data.
This is a remarkable product from apple, so if you are a macintosh fan and in the market for an all in one desktop, then by all means add this to your shortlist.
After owning an Apple Powerbook G4 for 4 years, I must admit that I was well established in the Apple camp before buying this computer. However, I have found that the step up in performance from a laptop (which was one of the most powerful apple laptops of its day) to this Intel unit absolutely incredible.
The first thing to notice about it are the striking aesthetics and the sheer attention to detail - everything you can see (and even more than you cannot) is done with an understanding of the use of the computer. Everything comes easily on the iMac, and the whole package has a wonderful unity of design that is hard to match in rival PCs. The build quality is solid, while never feeling bulky.
The performance is spectacular, which is impressive seeing as the specification was introduced nearly 2 years from me writing this review. Graphics are highly impressive - the advantages of the ATi chip are plain to see during gaming, and using graphics packages. While 2GB of RAM and a 2.66GHz processor might not seem as impressive as one would expect, they are utilised to the maximum, and the system simply eats up anything you can throw at it, certainly in home computer terms. I have tried to use Logic Pro on the system, and eventually a decrease in performance was noticed, yet this took a lot of processor intensive virtual instruments and reverb units.
I have had no problems with this computer and it has been very reliable - the only issues have been software related and very easily fixed. The screen is fantastic, really lucid, yet you have to be careful of positioning the Mac - it is a highly reflective surface. Additionally the connectivity is very good, though could do with an extra couple of USB ports - easily solved using a third party hub.