iMac (20-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late 2006)

The iMac (20-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late 2006) is an Intel Mac with an entirely new processor. The iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.16 20-Inch is the all-in-one desktop computer in a polycarbonate casing behind the 20-inch screen, mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjusting hinge. The iMac (20-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late 2006) features a 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (T7400), with two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip, 1 GB of RAM, a 160 GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 RPM), a slot-loading DVD+R DL “Super Drive”, ATI Radeon X1600 graphics with 128 MB of GDDR SDRAM (PCI-Express), a built-in iSight webcam, a microphone and stereo speakers, as well as 2 Firewire “400” and 3 USB 2.0 ports. It also has built-in AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet and mini-DVI capable of supporting a second display. The cooling system is CPU controlled and the in-built speakers are mounted beneath the 20” screen for the sound to bounce off the desk or other surface. The speakers’ grills also work as the vent ones.

iMac (20-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late 2006)

  • Introduced on September 6, 2006.


  • Codename: Intel Mac.
  • Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz.
  • Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
  • Processor type: Core 2 Duo (T7400) “Merom”.
  • Processor upgrade: ZIF Socket.
  • Cores: 2.
  • On-Board Ram: 1GB, DDR2 667MHz (2 x 512 MB installed in two slots).
  • Video: 20″ TFT active matrix LCD, 1440 x 900/1680 x 1050 pixels max resolution, viewing angle: 170° horizontal and 170° degrees vertical.
  • Webcam: iSight Camera, 0.3 MP, 640 x 480 resolution.
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1600 graphics with 128 MB of GDDR SDRAM (PCI-Express).
  • Storage: 160 GB, 7200-rpm Ultra ATA-66 up to 128 GB Hard Drive Supported.
  • Input\Output: 3x USB 2.0, 2x Firewire 400, built-in microphone, built-in speakers, audio out, audio input/output, iSight webcam.
  • Optical drive: 8X DVD+R DL “Super Drive”.
  • Internet \ Wireless connection: Integrated Airport Extreme 802.11b/g, Gigabit Ethernet Optional 56k V.92 USB modem, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, built-in infrared (IR) receiver for Apple Remote.
  • Preinstalled OS: X 10.4.7 (8K1106).
  • OS max. upgrade: 10.7.5.
  • Dimensions: 18.6 x 19.4 x 7.4 inch.
  • Weight: 22 lb.

How to Set Up iMac (20-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late 2006)

Follow these steps to set up your iMac (20-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late 2006):

  • Pass the power cord through the hole in the stand and plug it into the power port on the back of your iMac.
  • To access the Internet or a network, connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the iMac and the other end to a cable modem, DSL modem, or network. Important note: Your iMac also comes with AirPort Extreme technology for wireless networking.
  • Connect the keyboard and mouse cables. If you purchased an Apple Wireless Keyboard and wireless Mighty Mouse with your iMac, follow the instructions that came with the keyboard and mouse to set them up.
  • Press the power button to turn on your iMac.
  • Use Setup Assistant: The first time you turn on your iMac, Setup Assistant starts. Setup Assistant helps you enter your Internet and email information and set up a user account on your iMac. If you already have a Mac, Setup Assistant can also help you automatically transfer files, applications, and other information from your previous Mac to your new iMac.
  • The user can customize his or her desktop and set preferences they like. It is possible to quickly make the desktop look the way the user wants using System Preferences feature. To do this – choose Apple Menu to head for System Preferences from the menu bar. As you get to know your computer, explore System Preferences, your command center for most settings on your iMac. For more information, open Mac Help and search for System Preferences or for the specific preference you want to change.

How to Put the iMac to Sleep and Shut It Down

When you finish working with your iMac, you can either put it to sleep or shut it down.

To put Your iMac to Sleep: If you will be away from your iMac for less than a few days, put it to sleep. When your
iMac is in sleep, its screen is dark and a small white light below the lower-right corner of the display pulses. You can quickly wake your iMac and bypass the startup process.

To put your iMac to sleep, do one of the following:

  • Choose Apple Menu to go to Sleep pane.
  • Next press the power button on the back of your iMac.
  • Choose Apple menu to go to System Preferences
  • Once in System Preferences,  click Energy Saver.
  • Now set a sleep timer.
  • Next press the Play/Pause button on your Apple Remote and hold it for 3 seconds.
  • To wake your iMac from sleeping, press any key on the keyboard or any button on the Apple Remote. When your iMac wakes from sleep, your applications, documents, and computer settings will be exactly as you left them.

To shut down your iMac (20-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late 2006):

  • If you won’t be using your iMac for more than a few days, shut it down. Choose Apple menu to go to Shut Down.

Important warning: Shut down your iMac before moving it. Moving your iMac while the hard disk is spinning can damage the hard disk, causing loss of data or the inability to start up from the hard disk.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Model No: A1207 (EMC 2118).

Apple Order number: MA589LL.

Discontinued: August 7, 2007.

Price: $1499.


  • Unlike the iMac (17-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late 2006) this model is manufactured and available from the box.


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This post currently has 3 responses

  • I’m looking to sell my iMac PC – 20″ screen. It’s a 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; 1 GB drive size, Ram is 667 Mhz. I also have a mac flat keyboard and wireless mouse that goes with it. It’s in excellent condition. How do I go about this?

    • Hi, Christine.

      Thank you for asking. To sell your iMac, just drop by this page . Once there, fill in the form (the process is very easy and takes a few seconds). Mention the keyboard and the mouse as the accessories to add or just specify them in the list of items to be send. We can’t tell you what price can we pay for the keyboard and the mouse, but it won’t be high, so you may decide to recycle them in any other way or trade in for a few dollars. Good luck!

  • Hi I’m looking at a 2006 Apple IMac 20″ Core 2 Duo on craigslist,
    How can I tell if it’s worth $400 or $100?
    here are some facts: 216 GHZ 250GBHDD 8XDL
    Super Drive 2 GB Ram OS X Lion 7.5 Lion installed
    I’m a Senior and don’t have clue about all this
    thanks Mikey

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