iMac (21.5-inch, 3.06GHz Intel Core i3, Mid 2010)

The iMac (21.5-inch, 3.06GHz Intel Core i3, Mid 2010) introduced in Mid 2010 is the all-in-one desktop computer in an all-aluminum unibody casing behind the 21.5-inch LED-backlit IPS screen, covered by an edge-to-edge front glass and mounted on an aluminum stand with a slightly tapered foot and an adjusting hinge. The iMac (21.5-inch, 3.06GHz Intel Core i3, Mid 2010) features a dual core 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 I3-540 processor (Clarkdale), with an innovating DMI system bus to connect the northbridge and the southbridge, 4 GB of RAM, 1TB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 RPM), a slot-loading DVD+R DL Super Drive, an SD memory slot card reader, ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256 MB of shared memory, a built-in iSight webcam and stereo speakers, as well as a Firewire “800” and 4 USB 2.0 ports. It also has built-in draft and enabled AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet and Mini DisplayPort capable of supporting a second display. The cooling system is CPU controlled and the in-built speakers are mounted beneath the 21.5-inch screen for the clearer less distorted sound to bounce off the desk or other surface. The speakers’ grills also work as the vent ones. The iMac (21.5-inch, 3.06GHz Intel Core i3, Mid 2010) is shipped with a compact aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard and a new multi-touch “Magic Mouse” An aluminum remote control and a multi-touch Magic Trackpad are optional and available for an extra cost.

iMac (21.5-inch, 3.06GHz Intel Core i3, Mid 2010)

  • Introduced on July 27, 2010.

Specifications

  • Codename: Intel Mac Unibody.
  • Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz.
  • Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
  • Processor type: Core i3 (I3-540) ” Clarkdale “.
  • Processor upgrade: LGA 1156 (Socket H).
  • Cores: 2.
  • On-Board Ram: 4 GB, DDR3 1333 MHz (one 2GB module per slot, two slots free).
  • Max. Ram: 16 GB.
  • Video: 21.5″ LED-backlit TFT active matrix LCD, 16:9 widescreen, 1920 x 1080 pixels max resolution, viewing angle: 178° horizontal and 178° degrees vertical.
  • Webcam: iSight Camera, 0.3 MP, 640 x 480 resolution.
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256 MB of shared memory.
  • Storage: 1 TB, 7200-rpm Ultra ATA-66 hard drives.
  • Input\Output: 4x USB 2.0, 1 Firewire 800, built-in microphone, built-in speakers, audio out, audio input/output, iSight webcam.
  • Optical drive: 8X DVD+R DL “Super Drive”.
  • Card reader: SD card.
  • Card format: SDXC.
  • Internet \ Wireless connection: Integrated Airport Extreme 802.11 a/b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet Optional 56k V.92 USB modem, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, built-in infrared (IR) receiver for Apple Remote.
  • Preinstalled OS: X 10.6.3 (10D2322a).
  • OS max. upgrade: current.
  • Dimensions: 17.75 x 20.8 x 7.42 inch.
  • Weight: 20.5 lb.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Model No: A1311 (EMC 2389).

Apple Order number: MC508LL/A.

Discontinued: May 3, 2011.

Price: $1199.

Miscellanea

  • After quad core Core i7 processor installing the dual core Core i3 seemed to be a downgrade. Yet the new chip sported the innovating DMI system bus to increase the data exchange between bridges. The feature greatly increases the performance of the motherboard and its components.
  • DMI is the Intel proprietary technology. In 2009 Inter refused to license DMI for Nvidia corporation and Nvidia could no more make chips for Intel.

Links

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