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21.5" (1920 x 1080) LED-Backlit Glossy Widescreen TFT Active-Matrix Liquid Crystal Display With IPS Technology/ 3MB Shared L2 Cache/ 1066MHz Frontside Bus/ 4GB (Two 2GB SO-DIMMs) Of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM (Supports Up To 16GB)/ 500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA Hard Drive/ Slot-Loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)/ NVIDIA GeForce 9400M Graphics Processor With 256MB Of DDR3 SDRAM Shared With Main Memory/ Built-In AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Wireless Networking/ Built-In Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR/ iSight Camera/ One FireWire 800 Port/ Four USB 2.0 Ports/ SD Card Slot/ Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard
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Apple 21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Computer, Model MB950LLA

Features:

  • LED backlighting. One bright idea
    Full brightness with no waiting. That’s the big advantage of the LED-backlit iMac display. Unlike most displays that take time to warm up before they reach maximum brightness, an LED-backlit display is instantly on and uniformly bright. LED backlighting also gives you greater control over screen brightness. So you can finely tune the iMac display to suit the ambient light in even the dimmest room
  • More pixels. Better picture
    The new iMac offers some prime pixel real estate. The 21.5-inch, 1920-by-1080 display has 17 percent more pixels than the previous 20-inch iMac. The 27-inch, 2560-by-1440 display has a whopping 78 percent more pixels than the 21.5-inch iMac. And a 1000:1 contrast ratio gives you more vibrant colors and blacker blacks. All that in a widescreen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio — the same as an HD TV
  • Stunning from every angle
    The new iMac display looks great from any seat in the house, thanks to a premium display technology called in-plane switching (IPS). IPS gives you a bright picture with excellent color consistency — even if you’re viewing the display from the side
  • Now available with quad-core power
    The 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac models offer fast Intel Core 2 Duo processors up to 3.33GHz. Quad-core power comes to the 27-inch iMac with a 2.66GHz Intel Core i5 processor or 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 processor. Four cores deliver up to 2x faster performance for just about everything you do: managing your photos, editing HD video, even playing graphics-intensive 3D games.¹ And since Mac OS X Snow Leopard is designed to take full advantage of Intel dual- and quad-core architectures, you get the fastest performance possible
  • Revved-up graphics
    Every iMac comes with high-performance graphics that make games run smoother, photos load faster, and pro applications work better. If you want even speedier graphics, choose an iMac with a more advanced ATI graphics processor
  • More memory and storage
    The new iMac has 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 memory standard, with room in its four SO-DIMM slots for up to 16GB, so you can run more applications simultaneously. And with a Serial ATA hard drive up to 2TB,² feel free to load up on photos, videos, and music
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    High-speed 802.11n wireless technology is built into iMac. And with Time Capsule or the AirPort Express Base Station, every computer in every room can wirelessly connect to iMac, the Internet, and each other.³ Over this network, everyone can print, surf the web, and play music on iTunes through your home stereo — wirelessly
  • Wireless Magic Mouse
    Forget the mouse as you know it. Every iMac comes with the wireless Magic Mouse: the world’s first Multi-Touch mouse. Use it once and you’ll wonder how you ever used anything else. There’s no scroll ball, no clunky wheel, no cord, and no visible button. Instead, Magic Mouse uses Multi-Touch technology to let you control everything with simple gestures. Give them a try and you’ll find that Magic Mouse changes the way you interact with your computer. Built-in software lets you configure Magic Mouse any way you want. Its smooth, seamless design is ambidextrous, and it supports two-button clicking — without buttons. Like magic
  • Wireless keyboard
    iMac banishes desktop clutter completely with a wireless keyboard to go with the wireless Magic Mouse. This low-profile keyboard takes up less desk space — 24 percent less — than larger keyboards. There’s no numeric keypad, so you can place your mouse comfortably next to the keyboard. And built-in Bluetooth means there are no cables to connect. Learn more about the Apple Wireless Keyboard that comes with iMac
  • iSight camera
    Look closely: Hidden behind the glass display at the top of iMac is an iSight camera. Use it with iChat, and you can be anywhere without actually being there. Video chat with up to three of your friends, share a video with a colleague, or present to a client.4 Use iSight with Photo Booth for fun photo effects. And there’s no need to waste valuable primping time installing software or configuring the camera. Like everything Mac, iSight just works
  • Mini DisplayPort
    The Mini DisplayPort lets you connect an external display, including the Apple LED Cinema Display, to your iMac. On the 27-inch iMac, the same port offers input, too. So you can connect any external source that has DisplayPort output — including a MacBook or MacBook Pro — and use your iMac as a display
  • Wall mountable
    It’s easy to give your iMac a place of honor on the wall. The 27-inch iMac is compatible with the VESA Mount Adapter Kit for use with wall mounts and articulating arms
  • SD card slot
    Transfer your photos and videos to and from your iMac just as fast as you’re able to take them. The new iMac has an SD card slot built in. Just insert your camera’s memory card and import your photos to iPhoto. From there, it’s easy to organize your photos by the people in them, share them online, or create photo books
  • USB and FireWire
    Bring on your iPod, digital camera, mobile phone, and external hard drive. If it has a cable, iMac has a port for it. Four USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire 800 port give you plenty of peripheral possibilities

Specifications:

Connections and Expansion

  • One FireWire 800 port; 7 watts
  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • SD card slot

Communications

  • Built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;2 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)

Audio

  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Two internal 17-watt high-efficiency amplifiers
  • Headphone/optical digital audio output (minijack)
  • Audio line in/optical digital audio input (minijack)
  • Built-in microphone
  • Support for Apple Stereo Headset with microphone

Display

  • Built-in 21.5-inch (viewable) LED-backlit glossy widescreen TFT active-matrix liquid crystal display with IPS technology
  • Resolution
    • 1920 by 1080 pixels
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Millions of colors at all resolutions
  • Typical viewing angle
    • 178° horizontal
    • 178° vertical
  • Typical brightness: 320 cd/m2
  • Typical contrast ratio: 1000:1

Graphics and video support

  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
  • Built-in iSight camera
  • Mini DisplayPort output port with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately). 27-inch models also support input from external DisplayPort sources (adapters sold separately)
  • Support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to a 30-inch display (2560 by 1600 pixels) on an external display

Software

  • Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard (includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools)
  • iLife ’09 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)

Processor and Memory

  • 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB shared L2 cache
  • 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; four SO-DIMM slots support up to 16GB

Storage

  • 500GB or 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive

Optical Drive

  • Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    • Writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL discs at up to 4x speed
    • Writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed
    • Writes DVD-RW discs at up to 6x speed and DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed
    • Reads DVDs at up to 8x speed
    • Writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed
    • Writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed
    • Reads CDs at up to 24x speed

Electrical and operating requirements

  • Line voltage: 100-240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
  • Maximum continuous power: 241W (21.5-inch models); 365W (27-inch models)
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -4° to 116° F (-20° to 47° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Typical acoustical performance
    • Sound pressure level (operator position): 18 dBA at idle

Environmental Status Report

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free
  • Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosures
  • Meets ENERGY STAR 5.0 requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold

What's In The Box:

  • iMac
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Magic Mouse
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Power cord
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 17.75"
  • Width: 20.8"
  • Depth: 7.42"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 20.5 lbs
  • Shipping: 26 lbs
Operating PlatformMac
Display Size (inches)21.5"
Processor BrandIntel
ProcessorCore 2
Processor Speed3.06GHz
System Memory RAM4GB
RAM Expandable To16GB
Hard Drive Size500GB
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce 9400M Graphics
HDMI OutputNo
Recordable DVD DriveSlot-Loading SuperDrive
Operating SystemMac OS X 10.6
Energy Star QualifiedYes
Height (inches)17.75"
Width (inches)20.8"
Depth (inches)7.42"
Weight (pounds)20.5 lbs
Labor Warranty1 Year
Parts Warranty1 Year
Software IncludediLife 09 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)
  

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Apple 21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Computer
 
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Pros

  • Easy to set up (5)
  • Fast (5)
  • Great display (4)
  • Quiet (3)

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    5.0

    Awesome!

    By RL

    from Chicago, IL.

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    Pros

    • Easy to Set Up
    • Fast
    • Great Display
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dorm Room
      • Home
      • Multimedia
      • Office

      Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Computer:

      I was surprised by the ease of setting it up and the graphics!

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      5.0

      Great product,[...]

      By Andy

      from Fairfax, VA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Set Up
      • Fast
      • Great Display
      • Great Software
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Multimedia
        • Office

        Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Computer:

        Great product[...]

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        4.0

        iMAC 21.5"

        By Tom

        from Orting,WA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Easy to Set Up
        • Fast
        • Great Display

        Cons

        • Magic mouse intermittent

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Computer:

        I like having no cables and one unit packaging. Nice to have wireless network for laptop to tap into.Speed is a big step up from my old MAC

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        5.0

        Our First Mac and we love it

        By Preston

        from Roanoke, VA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Set Up
        • Fast
        • Great Display
        • Great Extras
        • Great Software
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Computer:

          Excellent product. We got this to replace a PC and it is terrific! Very User Friendly. [...]

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          5.0

          New iMac

          By Bob

          from Shrewsbury Ma

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Computer:

            I'm getting use to the new Mac after using a PC for ever. I enjoy not having to use anti virus software that slowed my PC performance.
            My printer doesn't work with the OS 10.6.2 and I'm not sure if I will have to buy another printer.

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            Apple 21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Computer

            Apple 21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Computer

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