The iMac Core 2 Duo Extreme 2.8 Aluminum with 24” screen was at the time of introduction the top Intel Mac iteration. This is the all-in-one desktop computer in a glass and aluminum one-piece casing behind the 24” screen, mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjusting hinge. The RAM and hard drive capacity had been significantly increased and the desktop had got the fastest Intel processor of the time and the fastest motherboard platform – Centrino Santa Rosa. The “Core 2 Duo” 2.8 24” Aluminum features a 2.8 GHz Intel “Core 2 Duo Extreme” processor (X7900), with two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip, 2 GB of RAM, a 500 GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 RPM), a slot-loading DVD+R DL “Super Drive”, ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics with 256 MB of GDDR SDRAM (PCI-Express), a built-in iSight webcam, a microphone and stereo speakers, as well as 1 Firewire “400”, 1 Firewire “800” and 3 USB 2.0 ports. It also has built-in draft and enabled 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 24” screen for the sound to bounce off the desk or other surface. The speakers’ grills also work as the vent ones. The iMac “Core 2 Duo” 2.8 Aluminum 20-inch is shipped with an ultra-thin aluminum Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse.
iMac Core 2 Duo Extreme 2.8 24-Inch (Al)
Introduced on: August 7, 2007.
- Codename: Intel Mac.
- Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz.
- Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
- Processor type: Core 2 Duo (X7900) “Merom”.
- Processor upgrade: ZIF Socket.
- Cores: 2.
- On-Board Ram: 2GB, DDR2 667MHz (2 x 512 MB installed in two slots).
- Max. Ram: 6 GB (2+4).
- Video: 24″ TFT active matrix LCD, 1920 x 1200 pixels max resolution, viewing angle: 178° horizontal and 178° degrees vertical.
- Webcam: iSight Camera, 0.3 MP, 640 x 480 resolution.
- Graphics: Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM (PCI-Express).
- Storage: 500 GB, 7200-rpm Ultra ATA-66.
- Input\Output: 3x USB 2.0, 1 Firewire 400, 1 Firewire 800, 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 802.11 a/b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet Optional 56k V.92 USB modem, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, built-in infrared (IR) receiver for Apple Remote.
- Preinstalled OS: X 10.4.10 (8R4031).
- OS max. upgrade: 10.11.x.
- Dimensions: 20.5 x 22.4 x 8.1 inch.
- Weight: 25.4 lb.
Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price
Apple Model No: A1225 (EMC 2134).
Apple Order number: BTO/CTO.
Discontinued: April 28, 2008.
- Mind, that this is a build-to-order model. Centrino Santa Rosa motherboard platform supports HD video and large amount of RAM and provides the faster system boot as compared to previous Intel iMac iterations.
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