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

Identifiers: Mid-2006 - MA406LL/A - iMac4,2 - A1195 - 2110

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Apple iMac IntelThe Apple iMac "Core Duo" 1.83 17-Inch (IG), restricted to the education market during its short life, uses essentially the same all-in-one enclosure as the iMac "Core Duo" 1.83 17-Inch, but most notably uses cheaper and slower Intel GMA 950 "integrated graphics".

The iMac "Core Duo" 1.83 17-Inch (IG) features a 1.83 GHz Intel "Core Duo" processor (T2400), 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), an 80 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD-ROM/CD-RW 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 is the difference between the consumer and education-only iMac "Core Duo"?

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July 5, 2006 September 6, 2006
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.

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1 (2 Cores) 2327 & N/A
Details: When last updated, Geekbench 2 only provided sufficient 32-bit performance data for this model. 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 iMac4,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
1.83 GHz Core Duo (T2400)
Details: The Intel "Core Duo" (T2400) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

Also see: How fast is the education-only Intel iMac "Core Duo" compared to the consumer model?
N/A 32-Bit
Details: N/A
ZIF Socket Integrated
Details: Also see: Is it possible to upgrade the processor in the iMac "Core Duo"?
667 MHz 1.83 GHz (Built-in)
Details: 667 MHz frontside bus.
EFI 32-Bit
Details: Also see: Does the iMac "Core 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 Duo"? How much RAM of what type does it support?
512 MB 2 GB
Details: 512 MB of RAM is installed as two 256 MB SO-DIMM modules, no slots free.

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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: How fast is the education-only Intel iMac "Core Duo" compared to the consumer model?
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?
Dual/Mirroring* 1920x1200*
Details: Apple does not mention whether or not this system supports an external display. However, the subsequently introduced iMac "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 17-Inch (IG), which uses the same integrated graphics is reported to support "digital resolutions up to 1920x1200" and "analog resolutions up to 2048x1536". If you have information indicating that for some reason Apple blocked this model's capability to support an external display, please share. Thank you.
80.0 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
Details: This model supports hard drives larger than 128 GB.

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Details: Apple provides no details regarding the optical drive -- simply that it is capable of writing CDs, but not DVDs.

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 is available for US$49.
802.11a/b/g None
Details: AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g) pre-installed. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR unavailable.
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.
MA406LL/A Mid-2006
Details: This model was limited to purchase by educational institutions.
A1195 (EMC 2110) iMac4,2
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

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Details: N/A
X 10.4.7 (8I2057) X 10.6.8*
Details: *This system can run the last version of Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard". However, it cannot boot in 64-bit mode nor does it support "OpenCL". It cannot run versions of Mac OS X more recent than 10.6.8.

Also see: Which Intel Macs are capable of booting MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" in 64-bit mode?
XP SP2 (32-Bit)* Vista (32-Bit)*
Details: *Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista. However, if upgraded to at least 1 GB of RAM, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 7 and Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit versions of these operating systems 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$899 US$250-US$350
Details: This model was only available for purchase by educational institutions.

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) 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 available for US$49. Gigabit Ethernet, AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard (education-only model lacks Bluetooth).

Also see: What is the difference between the consumer and education-only iMac "Core Duo"?
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 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's Global Original Prices section.

Original Prices - North America

C$999 US$899

Original Prices - Europe

N/A €979
€959 €959
N/A €959
€959 N/A
N/A €938

Original Prices - Asia

¥116,000 N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$1299 NZ$1549

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