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Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 24-Inch Specs

Identifiers: Late 2006 - 24" - MA456LL - iMac6,1 - A1200 - 2111

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Apple iMac Intel 24-inchThe iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 24-Inch features a 2.16 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7400), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 4 MB shared level 2 cache, a 667 MHz system bus, 1 GB of RAM (667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300), a 250 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD+R DL "SuperDrive", NVIDIA GeForce 7300GT graphics acceleration on a PCI-Express bus with 128 MB of GDDR3 memory, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 24" TFT Active Matrix LCD (1920x1200 native) display designed to "bounce sound off the desk below".

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, one Firewire "400" port, one Firewire "800" port, 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.

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.
2852 3173
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 iMac6,1 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.
1157 2045
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 iMac6,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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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 iMac6,1 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.
2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7400)
Details: The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T7400) 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 2.33 GHz
Details: A 2.33 GHz "Core 2 Duo" (T7600) processor was available as an optional upgrade for US$250.

As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
ZIF Socket Integrated
Details: Also see: Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the iMac "Core 2 Duo"?
667 MHz 2.16 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 4 MB (on chip)
Details: Includes a 4 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?
1 GB 4 GB*
Details: 1 GB of RAM is installed as two 512 MB SO-DIMM modules.

*Apple officially supports 3 GB of RAM, but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 4 GB of RAM using two 2 GB memory modules with some limitations.

In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.

In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 2
Details: This model supports a 2 GB module in one slot and a 1 GB module in the other slot for a total supported configuration of 3 GB.
GeForce 7300GT GDDR3
Details: NVIDIA GeForce 7300GT default graphics processor with 128 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM using PCI Express. GeForce 7600GT with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM also available at the time of purchase for an additional US$125.

Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the iMac "Core Duo" and "Core 2 Duo" systems? Is it upgradable?
128 MB* 128 MB*
Details: GeForce 7600GT with 256 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM also available at the time of purchase for an additional US$125.
24.0" Widescreen 1920x1200
Details: This model has a 24.0" TFT widescreen active matrix display with a native resolution of 1920x1200. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 400 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 700:1, and viewing angle of 178 degrees horizontal and 178 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?
Dual/Mirroring 1920x1200*
Details: Apple reports that this model supports "digital resolutions up to 1920x1200" and "analog resolutions up to 2048x1536".
250 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
Details: In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this iMac.

In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this iMac.
8X DL "SuperDrive" None
Details: Apple reports that the slot-loading 8X "SuperDrive" (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) "writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 2.4x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs at up to 4x speed, 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/n 2.0+EDR
Details: AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.

Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
3 (2.0) 1 (400), 1 (800)
Details: Three USB 2.0 ports (480 Mbit/s), one Firewire "400" port, one Firewire "800" port.
None None
Details: N/A
Apple Keyboard Mighty Mouse
Details: Also shipped with an Apple Remote.
All-in-One iMac Intel 24-Inch
Details: All-in-one "ice white" enclosure supported by an aluminium stand. Unlike the other "Core 2 Duo" iMac models, this one is VESA compliant.
MA456LL Late 2006 - 24"
Details: The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
A1200 (EMC 2111) iMac6,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1200 Model Number, the 2111 EMC Number, and the iMac6,1 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 (8K1123) 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, 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
Details: Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

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20.6 x 22.6 x 8.1 24.7 lbs. (11.2 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (52.3 cm, 57.4 cm, 20.7 cm).
US$1999 US$400-US$550
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).

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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) 1 (400), 1 (800)
Details: Three USB 2.0 ports (480 Mbit/s), one Firewire "400" port, one Firewire "800" port.
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.

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, 220W maximum.



Global original prices for the iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 24-Inch 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$2249 US$1999

Original Prices - Europe

N/A €2049
DKK 15,999 €1949
€1999 €1999
N/A €1999
€1999 N/A
N/A €1949
N/A CHF 2'899
£1349

Original Prices - Asia

N/A N/A
¥249,800 N/A
N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$2999 NZ$3855


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