Apple iMac upgraded with Intel Core 2 Duo Processors

Apple iMac

Apple has updated its all-in-one iMac family with Intel Core 2 Duo processors. The new iMac will include faster processors with 6MB L2 cache and a faster 1066 MHz front-side bus across the entire line.

The 24-inch iMac will now offer a 3.06 GHz Intel processor and the high-performance NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics as options with 512MB of video memory. Moreover this model will feature built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi networking for achieving up to five times the performance of 802.11g. Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, built-in iSight video camera, five USB 2.0 ports (including two on the Apple Keyboard), one FireWire 400 and one FireWire 800 port are some of the other features of the 24-inch Apple imac.

“The iMac’s gorgeous aluminum and glass all-in-one design has been an incredible hit with our customers and is just one of the reasons Mac sales are growing three and a half times faster than PC sales,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With the latest Intel processors, a faster new graphics option and more memory, customers now have even more reasons to love the iMac.”

Going green, the new iMac will be made of highly recyclable and durable materials including scratch-resistant glass and professional grade aluminum. Apple further claims that the iMac line is rated EPEAT Silver and also meets the stringent Energy Star 4.0 requirements for power consumption.

Buyers who purchase any qualifying Apple computer can recycle their old PC or Mac for free via the Apple Recycling Program.

Apart from these features, iMac also boasts iLife ’08, iMovie and iPhoto. Besides, it comes along with Leopard OS. The Leopard OS is packed with features such as Time Machine, a redesigned Finder, Quick Look, Dock and major enhancements to Mail and iChat etc.

The upgraded 20-inch iMac is now available at the price beginning from $1,199 and the 24-inch iMac’s price is $1,799.