Apple iMac 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (24-inch) was first offered in fall of 2006 and Apple touted it as the “fastest iMac ever” and emphasized the machine as a perfect marriage of professional performance and consumer convenience and versatility–especially with its adherence to the by now iconic all-in-one iMac design. The innovation of placing the processing hardware that hard previously required a capacious box or tower was introduced in this model, making this iMac an attractive buy for previous iMac owners.
With its new 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4 MB shared L2 cache this iMac indeed clocked in an impressive 50% processing speed than the previous 20 inch iMac. The iMac 2.16 GHz with its doubled L2 cache and 667 MHz bus speed also offered 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300); NVIDIA GeForce 7300GT with 128 MB GDDR3 SDRAM; a then very generous 250 GB Serial ATA hard drive and a slot-load 8x double-layer SuperDrive. The monitor is a 24-inch widescreen TFT active-matrix LCD with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution supporting millions of colors.
The iMac 2.16 GHz 24” came standard with the following features:
Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit); built-in 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (802.11g); built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module
CD-RW: 24x (read), 24x (write), 16x (rewrite)
DVD Recorder: 8x (read), 2.4x (write), 4x (rewrite) DVD+-RW
Speakers: Built-in stereo speakers
2 USB Ports
3 USB 2.0 Ports
1 FireWire Port
Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T/Built-in 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme network connection
Integrated case type
Dimensions: 30 inches, 24 inches, 11 inches
Weight: 24.69 pounds
100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz supported voltages
802.11G wireless type
6 button Apple remote
The iMac 2.16 GHz 24” shipped with then top of the line Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger (includes Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Xcode Developer Tools); iLife ’06 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand), Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, iWork (30-day trial), Big Bang Board Games, Comic Life, Omni Outliner, and Apple Hardware Test; Front Row; Photo Booth
The iMac 2.16 GHz 24” also featured a then innovative accessory, the 6 button, wireless Apple remote which attached magnetically to the side of the case and allowed the convenience of controlling your music, DVDs and photos from anywhere in the room.
Original warranty offered on the iMac 2.16 GHz 24” was the standard Apple one year limited warranty with 90 days of free phone support. The Apple Care program, as always offered up to three years of additional support at extra cost.
Standard RAM as shipped: 1 GB
Maximum Memory Allowed: 3 GB
Number of slots: 2 (Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 2GB per slot.)
Memory type DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)