iMac Intel

Original Release Date: January 1, 2006

OS Shipped with: 10.4.4

Processor Type: Core 2 Duo, Core Duo

Processor Speeds: Core Duo 1830 - 2000, C2D 1830 - 2160MHz

Colors: White

Screen Type: LCD

Screen Sizes: 17,20,24"

The Apple rumor mill had been going wild up to WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) on June 6th 2005 and finally Steve Jobs announced the decision to move the whole Macintosh range to Intel processors. The transition would be complete in little over two years after a ten year span using PowerPC processors.

Apple offered developers a transition kit for creating Universal Binaries that would work on both Power PC and Intel architecture. Little over six months later Apple were shipping their first Intel based iMacs using the Core Duo processors.

The intial Intel iMac used the same design as the previous G5 iMac with the price and features staying the same.

This iMac was powered by the 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo T2400 processor with 2MB shared L2 smart cache. The Intel CPU used SpeedStep technology, which saved power by automatically adjusting the processor speed. Also included were a built-in stereo speaker system, built-in microphone, built-in iSight camera, as well as the white keyboard, Mighty Mouse and Apple Remote.

3 Responses to “iMac Intel”

  1. Jenny Smith on March 20th, 2010 at 4:20 pm says:

    I have the 20″ version of this iMac and still use it everyday – for some reason the sleep function never works though.

  2. Thanks Steve on October 6th, 2011 at 6:57 am says:

    […] implement very Mac-like features such as a dock and top-aligned menubar. So when the first 20-inch Intel Core Duo iMacs were announced in Janurary of 2006, I ordered one immediately. It was the first life-changing […]

  3. M. Stromeyer on November 2nd, 2011 at 1:54 pm says:

    This iMac is in my Office since 2006, never let me down still works fine – no problems whatsoever! A product well worth its money.

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