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Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer

B&H # APIM3064GB21 Mfr # MB950LL/A
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Product Highlights
  • 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 4GB (2x2GB) RAM
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • 8x SuperDrive DVD Burner, SD Card Slot
  • nVIDIA GeForce 9400M Graphics
  • 21.5" LED Backlit 16:9 Widescreen Display
  • iSight Camera, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • 802.11n Airport Extreme Wi-Fi
  • Wireless Keyboard & Magic Mouse
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

The 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer from Apple is a sleek all-in-one computer with a stunning 16:9 HD display. Capable of displaying 1080p HD video at full resolution, the display features a LED backlight and IPS panel technology for superior image quality. The iMac sports a sleek aluminum and glass industrial design, with a matching wireless slimline aluminum keyboard. Apple's innovative wireless Magic Mouse is included for cursor control, giving desktop users the powerful Multi-Touch input capabilities that have, up to this point, only been available in Mac laptops.

The built-in iSight camera hides discreetly above the LCD screen, giving you ready access to a webcam for Internet chat and conferencing. The included iChat and Photo Booth applications allow you to chat online and take fun self-portraits with the camera. You'll be able to download pictures from your digital camera directly into iPhone thanks to the built-in SD card slot, and you can connect peripherals to the system via USB 2.0 and FireWire-800.

iLife '11, a complete suite of digital creativity applications, is installed on the system. Easy enough for anyone to use, iLife will help you edit your home movies, organize digital photos, and compose original music. The system is also powerful enough to run Apple's professional-level applications, perfect for those who are ready to move up to the next level of creative software.

The computer is powered by a dual-core 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor for superior performance. It boasts 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, dual-band 802.11n Airport Extreme Wi-Fi, integrated speakers, and the SuperDrive DVD burner. The glossy 21.5" widescreen display is powered by nVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics with 256MB of GDDR3 memory.

All this hardware runs on Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system. The 64-bit OS features Time Machine backup, which automatically backs up system data to an external hard drive. It also features intuitive Cover Flow navigation, the powerful Spotlight search tool, and Quick Look document preview. You'll be able to use Boot Camp to run Windows on your Mac, or Front Row to turn your Mac into an impressive media player.

The iMac is a strikingly elegant computer that will feel at home on virtually any desk.

21.5" 16:9 Widescreen Display

LED Backlight
The computer's IPS display features a LED backlight for superior image quality. Traditional LCD displays take time to warm up before they can achieve their maximum brightness; a LED-backlight display turns on instantly with uniform brightness across the panel. It also gives you complete control over the screen's brightness level, allowing you to fine tune the display to look its best based on the ambient light in the room
More Pixels, Better Picture
The 21.5" 1920 x 1080 display delivers 17% more pixels than the previous-generation 20" iMac. It boasts a 1000:1 contrast ratio, producing more vibrant colors and blacker blacks. The display's 16:9 aspect ratio, the same found in HDTVs, is wider than that of earlier iMacs
178° Viewing Angle
You'll be able to view the display from almost any angle, without sacrificing image quality. The premium in-plane switching (IPS) technology gives you a bright picture with excellent color consistency, even from angles as great as 178°

Fastest iMac Ever

3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
The powerful dual-core Intel processor gives you ample power for everything you do, including photo management, HD video editing, or 3D gaming. Mac OS X Snow Leopard is designed to take full advantage of the dual-core architecture, ensuring that you get the fastest possible performance from your computer
nVIDIA GeForce 9400M
The high-performance nVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics card features 256MB of GDDR3 VRAM, giving you ample power to make games run smoothly, photos load quickly, an pro applications work efficiently
Memory and Storage
The iMac is loaded with 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 RAM, with a maximum memory capacity of 16GB. It features a 500GB hard drive, giving you ample space to store photos, videos, and music
Integrated Wi-Fi
The system boasts dual-band 802.11n Airport Extreme Wi-Fi, which is capable of connecting to 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks. When used in conjunction with the optional Apple Time Capsule, you'll be able to browse the Internet and perform wireless Time Machine system backups. Add an optional Airport Express Base Station to print wirelessly and stream music from iTunes to your home stereo

Wireless Magic Mouse & Keyboard

Magic Mouse
Boasting wireless Bluetooth technology, Apple's Magic Mouse represents a revolutionary step in mouse design. A true Multi-Touch device, the mouse doesn't need a scroll ball, clunky click wheel, cord, or visible buttons.

You can control all aspects of your cursor with Multi-Touch gestures, just as you would on a MacBook Pro trackpad. The entire surface of the mouse is a button, allowing you to click with ease. Use two fingers to right click, and simply slide your finger across the mouse's smooth surface to scroll through documents. Holding the control key while scrolling allows you to magnify your screen, and the two-finger swipe gesture allows you to move forward and back in iPhoto and Safari. You'll swear that it's magic
Wireless Keyboard
The included compact wireless keyboard features a low-profile aluminum design. Designed to occupy as little space on your desk as possible -- 24% less than larger keyboards -- it omits the numeric keypad that is found on full-sized keyboards. The chiclet-style keys match the look and feel of those found on Apple laptops

iSight Camera

Webcam & Microphone
Hidden snugly behind the glass display at the top of the iMac is the iSight camera. Working together with the computer's internal microphone, the camera allows you to participate in video chat with up to 3 friends simultaneously using the included iChat application. The included Photo Booth application allows you to add fun photo effects to self portraits

A Plethora of Ports

Mini DisplayPort
The Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect the iMac to an external display, perfect for those who require a dual-display configuration
SD Card Slot
Located directly underneath the SuperDrive, the SD card slot allows you to download pictures from your digital camera directly into iPhoto. There's no need to use a clunky external card reader or connect your camera to your computer via USB -- simply insert the card into your iMac and download your photos with ease
USB 2.0 and FireWire-800
The iMac boasts 4 USB 2.0 ports and 1 FireWire-800 port for peripheral device connectivity. You'll be able to connect your iPod, digital camera, mobile phone, external hard drive, or other device to the computer with ease. FireWire-800 devices can be daisy-chained, eliminating the need for a hub. The FireWire-800 bus is fully compatible with legacy FireWire-400 devices via optional 9-pin to 6-pin FireWire cables

Design

All-in-One Simplicity
Housed in a slim all-in-one form factor, the iMac is the perfect computer for users who appreciate the look of a clean desktop. Its 16:9 widescreen display features an edge-to-edge glass cover, protecting it from damage. The major heat-generating components, the CPU and GPU, are placed as far away from each other as possible to help facilitate efficient and quiet cooling
Glass & Aluminum Construction
The system is housed in a precision-forged aluminum enclosure with only one cord, for power, emanating from its back. Edge-to-edge glass wraps around the edge of the enclosure, and a tapered pedestal does its best to disappear into your desk. The iMac features a newly designed speaker system which delivers loud, clear sound with powerful bass and very little distortion

Performance

Photo Editing
The new iMac is faster at importing photos and performing basic editing tasks, including red-eye removal, in iPhoto. Advanced photographers will appreciate its ability to run Apple's professional photo workflow application, Aperture
Productivity
A perfect platform for Apple's iWork productivity suite, you'll be able to use the computer to create complex transitions in Keynote presentations, add 3D charts to a Numbers spreadsheet, and design a document in Pages
Video Editing
You'll be able to edit HD video in iMovie with ease. The system's large HD screen and powerful Intel CPU allow you to make corrections to video, including removal of camera shake. Professionals will be happy to know that the iMac is fully capable of running Final Cut Studio
Gaming
Thanks to the advanced nVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics card, the iMac is capable of playing advanced 3D video games. Feel free to gear up and delve into the complex 3D worlds found in Call of Duty 4 and Doom 3: the iMac is up to the task

The Mac Experience

Every Day Use
Every Mac is designed to make your life easier, not more difficult. The system ships with Mac OS X "Snow Leopard," which gives you all the tools you need for e-mail, personal organization, Internet browsing, watching movies, and more. Its software and hardware are designed work to together seamlessly, eliminating the compatibility nightmares that often plague PC users. What's more, the iMac can run Windows via Boot Camp, perfect for users who have a Windows-only application that they absolutely need to use
iLife '11
The included iLife '11 suite is a suite of applications that help you organize your digital life. It includes iPhoto for photo management and editing, iMovie for HD video editing, iDVD to burn your movies to disc, GarageBand for music production, and iWeb for web publishing
Secure and Reliable
Worried about viruses and malware? Don't be. The iMac isn't plagued by constant attacks from the outside world. It is designed to be secure out of the box, eliminating the need for additional software to protect your system from danger. OS X will warn you if a downloaded file is potentially dangerous, ensuring that you don't accidentally open a malicious application. Apple responds quickly to any security threats, prompting you to download updates that keep your Mac up to date and safe
Advanced Technology, Standard
Powered by an Intel dual-core CPU, the iMac is fully loaded with 3D graphics, an iSight camera, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. You'll find features on this system that are foreign to the PC world, including the single-cord design. A powerful 64-bit operating system built on a UNIX foundation, Snow Leopard, is pre-installed on the system
Environmentally Friendly Design
Apple understands that the Earth is our most precious resource. They've worked to create a computer that is energy efficient, free of many toxins, and highly recyclable. Because Apple designs both hardware and software, the iMac is able to use a highly efficient power supply that reduces wasted power. The iMac is free of mercury and arsenic, and its internal components are free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). When the computer reaches the end of its long life, you can rest assured that it can be recycled. It is constructed from materials, including aluminum and glass, that are highly desirable to recyclers. The iMac has been awarded EPEAT Gold status for responsible manufacture, energy efficiency, and recyclability
Tech Support
Have a problem with your Mac? Get support and advice at the Genius Bar, located at every Apple Retail Store. Apple also provides online tutorials, troubleshooting forums, and 90 days of phone support for users who aren't able to make it to an Apple store
Optional AppleCare
Apple provides 90 days of free phone support and a 1-year limited hardware warranty on the computer. You can opt to add an AppleCare Protection Plan, at additional cost, which covers support and repairs for 3 years from the date of purchase. AppleCare can be purchased at any time within the first year of ownership of the computer
Performance
Processor 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Cache L2: L2: 3MB
Bus Speed 1066MHz
Memory Slots: 4x SO-DIMM
Type: PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMM
Installed: 4GB (2x2GB)
Capacity: 16GB
Display Type: LED-Backlit Glossy Widescreen TFT Active-Matrix LCD with IPS Technology
Size: 21.5"
Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Colors: Millions of colors at all resolutions
Viewing Angle: 178° horizontal, 178° vertical
Brightness: 320cd/m2
Graphics Display Card nVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
Storage and Expansion
Hard Drive Bays: 1x
Installed: 500GB, 7200rpm
Type: Serial ATA
Optical Drive 1x Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive

Reads
CD: 24x
DVD: 8x

Writes
CD-R: 24x
CD-RW: 16x
DVD-R: 8x
DVD-RW: 6x
DVD-R DL: 4x
DVD+R: 8x
DVD+RW: 8x
DVD+R DL: 4x
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x 9-Pin FireWire-800
4x USB 2.0
Display Output 1x Mini DisplayPort output port with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately).
Audio 2x Integrated Stereo Speakers with two internal 17W high-efficiency amplifiers
1x Integrated Microphone
1x Headphone/Optical Digital Audio Output (Minijack)
1x Audio Line-In/Optical Digital Audio Input (Minijack)
Video None
Communications
Wired Network: 10/100/1000 Gigabit BASE-T Ethernet connector (RJ-45)
Modem: None
Wireless Wi-Fi: AirPort Extreme 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Webcam 1x Integrated iSight Camera
General
Operating System Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Security None
Power Requirements Meets ENERGY STAR 5.0 requirements
AC: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz
Maximum Continuous Power: 241W
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 50-95°F (10-35°C)
Storage Temperature: -40-116°F (-40-47°C)
Relative Humidity: 5-95%, noncondensing
Maximum Altitude: 10,000' (3048 m)
Typical Acoustical Performance: 18dBa sound pressure level at idle
Dimensions (WxHxD) 20.8 x 17.75 x 7.4" (52.8 x 45.1 x 18.9cm)
Weight 20.5 lb (9.3kg)
Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Magic Mouse
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Power Cord
  • Install/Restore DVDs
  • Software
    • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools, and more)
    • iLife '11 (includes iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)
  • Printed and Electronic Documentation
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty with 90-Days Phone Support
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