updated 01:40 pm EST, Tue January 10, 2006
Apple unveils Intel iMacs
Apple today debuted its highly-anticipated new iMacs featuring Mac OS X running on the new Intel Core Duo processor, delivering up to twice the speed of their G5 predecessors. Two versions--the 17-inch model running at 1.83Ghz ($1,300) and the 20-inch model running at 2.0Ghz ($1,700)- are already available via . Both models boast 512MB of 667Mhz DDR2 SDRAM--expandable to 2GB--, an 8x SuperDrive with dual-layer support, and a PCI Express-based ATI Radeon X1600 graphics card with 128MB GDDR3 memory. The new Macs ship with a 160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200rpm.
Included features on both models are built-in iSight video camera, built-in Airport Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, built-in stereo speakers and microphone, infrared Apple Remote, Mighty Mouse, and Apple keyboard, and mini-DVI out (with adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately).
Also found in the new iMacs is iLife '06 with new versions of iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand, and iWeb, a new iLife application for creating websites with photos, blogs and Podcasts which can be published on .Mac. All iLife '06 applications are Universal applications that run natively on the new Intel-based Macs. Apple's Front Row comes standard on new iMacs, as well as Photo Booth, iChat AV, Mail, iCal, and Mac OS X Tiger including Safari.