The Apple iMac All In One is available in two screen sizes. You can either have a 20″ or 24″ monitor. There are 4 versions available : 3 of which use the larger 24 inch screen. All versions use an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
The 20″ has a 2.66GHz processor whilst the 24″ models have a 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz and 3.06GHz. They cost £949.00, £1,199.00, £1,499.00 and £1,799.00 respectively.
The iMac has some impressive specifications. All versions have 6MB L2 cache, 1066MHz FSB, DVD ReWriter, one firewire, 6 USB (4 on the pc and 2 on the keyboard), webcam (isight), keyboard, mouse and OS-X operating system.
The 20″ model comes with 2GB of RAM whereas the 24″ models come with 4GB. All versions can be upgraded to 8GB.
Hard drive space varies between the models too. The 20″ has 320GB, the lower end 24″ models have 640GB whilst the most expensive option will get you one terabyte of hard drive space.
The graphics card is the last difference between the different models. The 2.66Ghz models have a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory, the 2.93Ghz has a NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 256MB of GDDR3 memory and the 3.06Ghz has NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 with 512MB of GDDR3 memory.
The iMac all in one has been getting great reviews and I was incredibly impressed with the screen when I saw it in the IT shopping centre though I am still a windows guy. I used iMacs in 2002 when I was doing Flash and Photoshop at nightschool and I really didn’t like the operating system.
I have since used it on my friends macs (who, like all mac owners, constantly rave about it) but I am still not convinced. Perhaps I need to get a loan of an imac from a friend and use it for a few days to get used to it as I am open to try a new operating system, I just don’t want to purchase an iMac incase I still hate it after spending so much money!
I’d love to install Leopard (OS-X) on my laptop and try it out but you can only do this using a hack. So as much as I like Apples All In One, I just can’t bring myself to buying it.
p.s. I am aware that you can run windows on a mac easily though id rather just purchase a non mac if I was going to use windows as my primary operating system.