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Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 17-Inch (IG) Specs

Identifiers: Late 2006 CD - MA710LL - iMac5,2 - A1195 - 2124

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Apple iMac IntelThe iMac "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 17-Inch (IG) is quite a bit different than the other "Core 2 Duo" models, as it most notably uses cheaper and slower Intel GMA 950 "integrated graphics". The only substantial differences between the education-only iMac "Core Duo" model and this one is that the "Core 2 Duo" model has a "Core 2 Duo" processor and a 160 GB hard drive instead of a 80 GB drive.

The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 17-Inch (IG) features a 1.83 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (T5600), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 2 MB shared level 2 cache, a 667 MHz system bus, 512 MB of RAM (667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300), a 160 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD-ROM/CD-RW "Combo" drive, an "Intel GMA950 graphics processor with 64 MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory", a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 17" TFT Active Matrix LCD (1440x900 native) display designed to "bounce sound off the desk below".

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire "400" ports, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as mini-DVI, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode (rather than just "mirrored mode").

Also see: What are the differences between the iMac Core 2 Duo models?

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September 6, 2006 August 7, 2007*
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

*This model was discontinued for consumers on August 7, 2007, but it remained available for purchase by institutional education customers until April 7, 2009.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 2006.
1 (2 Cores) 64-Bit
Details: Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
2423 2739
Details: Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the iMac5,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
988 1756
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac5,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
N/A N/A
Details: When last updated, Geekbench 3 only provided sufficient 32-bit performance data for this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac5,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
1.83 GHz Core 2 Duo (T5600)
Details: The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T5600) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

Also see: How much faster are the "White" iMac Core 2 Duo models than the original iMac "Core Duo" systems?
N/A N/A
Details: N/A
ZIF Socket Integrated
Details: Also see: Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the iMac "Core 2 Duo"?
667 MHz 1.83 GHz (Built-in)
Details: 667 MHz frontside bus.
EFI 32-Bit
Details: Also see: Does the iMac "Core 2 Duo" have a ROM or BIOS?
32k/32k 2 MB (on chip)
Details: Includes a 2 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
PC2-5300 DDR2 667 MHz
Details: Supports 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM (200-pin SO-DIMM).

Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the iMac "Core 2 Duo"? How much RAM of what type does it support?
512 MB, 1 GB* 2 GB
Details: 512 MB of RAM is installed as two 256 MB SO-DIMM modules, no slots free.

*The version sold to educational institutions from August 7, 2007 to April 7, 2009 shipped with 1 GB of RAM standard.

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Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 2
Details: Apple recommends that one install RAM in matched pairs for optimum performance.
Intel GMA 950 Integrated
Details: Also see: Why are "integrated graphics" considered to be inferior?
64 MB 64 MB
Details: Apple reports that "memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 80 MB, resulting in 432 MB of system memory available" with the default 512 MB installed.
17.0" Widescreen 1440x900
Details: This model has a 17.0" TFT widescreen active matrix display with a native resolution of 1440x900. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 250 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 500:1, and viewing angle of 140 degrees horizontal and 120 degrees vertical.

Also see: What are the differences between the displays used in the iMac "Core Duo/Core 2 Duo" models? What is the viewable angle and the brightness of each?

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Dual/Mirroring 1920x1200*
Details: Apple reports that this model supports "digital resolutions up to 1920x1200" and "analog resolutions up to 2048x1536".
160 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
Details: Site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

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DVD-ROM/CD-RW None
Details: Apple reports that the slot-loading DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo drive "reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 24x speed."

Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the iMac "Core Duo/Core 2 Duo" models? Which can read and write dual-layer DVDs?
None 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: An external Apple USB Modem was available for US$49.
802.11a/b/g None
Details: AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g) pre-installed. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR unavailable.

Please note that unlike the other iMac "Core 2 Duo" models, this system does support 802.11n.
3 (2.0) 2 (400)
Details: Three USB 2.0 ports (480 Mbit/s), two Firewire "400" ports (shared - 8 watts).
None None
Details: N/A
Apple Keyboard Mighty Mouse
Details: By default, it did not ship wth an Apple Remote, although it could be configured with one.
All-in-One iMac Intel (White)
Details: All-in-one "ice white" enclosure supported by an aluminium stand.
MA710LL Late 2006 CD
Details: The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
A1195 (EMC 2124) iMac5,2
Details: Please note that these identifiers often refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1195 Model Number, the 2124 EMC Number, and the iMac5,2 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
N/A N/A
Details: N/A
X 10.4.7 (8K1106) X 10.7.5*
Details: *This system can run the last version of OS X 10.7 "Lion" if upgraded to at least 2 GB of RAM. Although it has a 64-bit processor, it has a 32-bit EFI and is not capable of booting into 64-bit mode. It does not support "OpenCL" either. Please also note that OS X Lion is not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as it does not support the "Rosetta" environment. This model cannot run versions of OS X newer than 10.7.5 "Lion."
XP SP2 (32-Bit)* 7 (32-Bit)*
Details: *Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. However, if equipped with at least 1 GB of RAM, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit version of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
None Boot/Virtualization
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16.9 x 16.8 x 6.8 15.5 lbs. (7 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (43.0 cm, 42.6 cm, 17.3 cm).
US$999* US$350-US$450
Details: Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

*This model was discontinued for consumers on August 7, 2007, but it remained available for purchase by institutional education customers until April 7, 2009 for US$899.

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Click on the underlined category text for additional details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important. The icons correspond with the icons for each port on the computer.


1 (mini-DVI) None
Details: Supports external display in dual display and mirroring modes. VGA output supported by optional Apple DVI-to-VGA adapter (sold separately).
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
3 (2.0) 2 (400)
Details: Three USB 2.0 ports (480 Mbit/s), two Firewire "400" ports (shared - 8 watts).
None 1 (RJ-45)
Details: No internal modem. External Apple USB modem was offered for US$49. Gigabit Ethernet, AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard (entry-level iMac "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 17-Inch (IG) model lacks Bluetooth).

Also see: What are the differences between the iMac Core 2 Duo models?
None None*
Details: S-Video output capable with adapter, sold separately.
1 (Built-in) 1
Details: One "audio line input".
1 1
Details: Single shared "headphone/optical digital audio output".
1 None
Details: N/A
1 None
Details: 100V-240V, 180W maximum.



Global original prices for the iMac "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 17-Inch (IG) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

For global original prices for Intel Macs in one particular country on a single page, please refer to EveryMac.com's Global Original Prices section.


Original Prices - North America

C$1099 US$999*

Original Prices - Europe

N/A 1029
DKK 7,899 999
999 999
N/A 999
999 N/A
N/A 979
N/A CHF 1'449
679

Original Prices - Asia

N/A N/A
124,800 N/A
N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$1549 NZ$1990


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