Thursday, September 4, 2008

iMac | high tech gadgets

The more powerful iMac. Now running at speeds up to 3.06GHz.

Just when you thought iMac had everything, now there’s even more. More powerful Intel Core 2 Duo processors. And more memory standard. Combine this with Mac OS X Leopard and iLife ’08, and it’s more all-in-one than ever. iMac packs amazing performance into a stunningly slim space.

Wide-eyed wonder.

Photos, movies, games, videos, and applications with palettes. Anything you see on the 20- or 24-inch glossy widescreen display will be a perfect pixel experience. iMac features a flat-panel LCD screen with 1680-by-1050 resolution (20-inch) or 1920-by-1200 resolution (24-inch), giving you vivid colors and breathtaking clarity.

Power duo.

The latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors run at speeds up to 3.06GHz with advanced 45-nm process technology and 6MB of shared L2 cache. Translation: iMac runs your applications faster and more efficiently than ever before.
Click to open performance chart View the iMac Application Performance Chart
iMac Application Performance. Up to 28% faster than previous iMac.

When looking at how the new iMac performs with real-world applications, you can clearly see its advantage over the previous generation. Now with iMac, you’ll enjoy new levels of performance with tasks across the board, whether it’s creating web pages, movies, or music, or organizing and enjoying your favorite pictures and music.

Testing conducted by Apple in April 2008 using preproduction 24-inch iMac units with 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors; all other systems were shipping units. All systems were configured with 2GB of RAM. Photoshop test file size = 120MB. HTML and JavaScript benchmarks based on VeriTest’s iBench Version 5.0 using default settings. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of iMac.
Final Cut Pro. HDV render and encode
28% faster
iPhoto. Common application tasks
27% faster
Adobe Photoshop. 45-filter function test
22% faster
iMovie. Common application tasks
21% faster
iTunes. Convert for iPhone
21% faster
Safari. HTML, JavaScript, Java VM
17% faster
iMac with 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo. (previous generation)

The best iMac graphics yet.

With ATI Radeon HD graphics standard, iMac delivers smooth video playback and realistic visual environments. And now you have the option to upgrade to the most powerful graphics ever available in an iMac. With the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS and 512MB of dedicated video memory, this 24-inch iMac configuration reaches a whole new, blow-you-away level of detail and realism in games, three-dimensional graphics, high-resolution photos, and high-definition video.

Massive storage. More memory standard.

iMac has up to 2GB of 800MHz DDR2 memory standard so you can run more applications simultaneously. And with a Serial ATA hard drive up to 320GB, you can load up on photos, videos, and music. The 24-inch model has a remarkable hard drive option — up to 1TB — for just about anything and everything you want to pack in.

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