Saturday, December 15, 2007

I - MAC core Duo

With the launch of iMac Core Duo, Apple is captivating the world laptop market. The iMac Core Duo becomes the first brand of Apple to merge with rivals Intel. By Combining Intel’s 955GM chipset and the Intel Core Duo processor, it delivers high performance. It also keeps up with the capabilities of its competitor Windows.

The 1.83GHz iMac sports a 17″ LCD with a resolution of 1440×900 pixels.The new iMac features ATI, and uses a 16x PCI-Express interface. It also boasts an efficient combination of an excellent design, an impeccable software suite, and the ability to run windows in addition to Mac Operation system. You won’t find a more feature-packed and versatile desktop computer.

Most of the users are comfortable only with the contemporary windows operating interface and when it comes to Macintosh these users take a backseat. But using boot camp software, now you can install Windows XP in your Macbook. So now it can inherent to new technology without any troubles.


* 20-inch wide screen LCD with 1680×1050 resolution
* 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo with 2MB shared L2 cache
* 512MB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
* 250GB Serial ATA hard drive
* Slot-load 8x double-layer Super Drive
* ATI Radeon X1600 graphics w/ 128MB GDDR3 memory
* Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0
* 1.83GHz Processor
* 512MB PC2-5300 DDR2 (2 slots, 2GB max)
* 160GB 7200rpm SATA hard drive
* 8x Super Drive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
* 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet
* Built-in 802.11g
* 17″ LCD @ 1440×900, supports extended desktop via mini-DVI connector
* Built-in iSight camera
* Apple Pro USB keyboard with 2 USB 1.1 ports
* Apple Mighty Mouse
* Apple Remote
* Size: 16.9″ x 16.8″ x 6.8″
* Weight: 15.5lb
* Audio
o Built-in stereo speakers
o Internal 12-watt digital amplifier
o Headphone/optical digital audio out
o Audio line input
o Built-in microphone
* Software included
o Mac OS X 10.4.4
o iLife ‘06 (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb)
o Front Row

+ ILife’06 Software suite
+ Built in iSight Camera
+ Fast native application performance with Mac OS X;
+ Can run Windows via Boot Camp
+ Faster 3D graphics and memory than the iMac G5
+ 20-inch wide screen LCD with 1680×1050 resolution

+ Nonnative software runs slowly on Mac OS.
+ Not compatible with new technologies.
+ Adobe products do not run efficiently.
+ Only 90 Days free support.

Overall, It is not the best product, Though Apple has improved the iMac’s specs, but it has not extended the upgrade period. Apple only offers 90 days of free support and one year of repairs. If you buy iMac Core Duo, you will get an efficient machine with all round performance. But eventually when it runs new applications like iLife suite, the performance will reduce. Also iMac is not suitable for Adobe applications like Photoshop. Overall it shorts fall when it comes to compatibility with new softwares.

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