Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Apple IMAC 20

Apple IMAC 20
alaScore 84

11 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Apple IMAC 20. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the usability and reliability are overall positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably.

design, price, reliability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple IMAC 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 11 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 6 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 6 of 6 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (5)

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac (20-Inch Aluminum)

 

The fourth-generation iMac continues the excellent all-in-one form factor of its predecessor while looking forward with design cues from the new iPhone.

Sleeker and thinner than the previous iMac. More recyclable materials. Energy Star 4.0. Still the all-in-one standard. Same reduced number of cables. Powerful, even in Windows Vista with Boot Camp. Up to Core 2 Extreme and 1TB drive available. iLife 08...

No media card slots. No TV tuner option. Glossy screen is a bit reflective, no option for antiglare. Not quite full HD resolution. Wireless keyboard and mouse are extra—and there are better mice than the Mighty Mouse (right-click button must be enabled...

if you're one of the first people to get a new imac, however, make sure you get the "keyboard software update 1.1" off apple's web site, so the expose (f3), dashboard (f4), and multimedia function keys work right (it's part of apple's automatic...

Aug, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac (20-Inch Aluminum)

 

Finding any drawbacks to the newest Apple iMac is so hard it's almost like splitting hairs. The new aluminum iMac is a desktop nonpareil in both senses of the word: It is without equal, and (like the candy) it is sweet.

Sleeker and thinner than the previous iMac. More recyclable materials. Energy Star 4.0. Still the all-in-one standard. Same reduced number of cables. Powerful, even in Windows Vista with Boot Camp. Up to Core 2 Extreme and 1TB drive available. iLife 08...

No media card slots. No TV tuner option. Glossy screen is a bit reflective, no option for antiglare. Not quite full HD resolution. Wireless keyboard and mouse are extra—and there are better mice than the Mighty Mouse (right-click button must be enabled...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Troy Dreier (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac 20-Inch

 

Apple's 20-inch iMac is possibly the prettiest computer we've seen.

This iMac comes with a solid assortment of software, including OS X 10.3 and the iLife suite (iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto, and iTunes), so users can get their creative juices flowing immediately. Other titles include the full version of Quicken 2003 Deluxe,...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by: Jayesh Shinde (pcworld.in)

Apple iMac 20-inch

 

Elegant looks and top notch performance put the Apple iMac in a class of its own. A tad pricey but worth every penny.

Aluminium body ; Slim design ; Screen

Price

The original lifestyle computer and still going strong, with the Apple iMac, cool comes with the territory. One of its kind design coupled with very good hardware still keeps this computer on the desirables list.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: James Holland (electricpig.co.uk)

Apple iMac 20-inch

 

How do you make Earth's best computer even more appealing? Apple knows: jack up the spec with Intel's latest, blisteringly fast dual core processors, give it an anodized aluminium frame, and reduce the price! Well, that's what it's done with the iMac...

Superb screen, easy to use, unbelievably sexy

Not for gamers, can get pricey with upgrades. Lack of Blu-ray

If ever there was a gadget to illuminate the phrase "once you've had Mac, you never go back", it's the iMac.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Apple iMac 20-inch

 

The Apple iMac 20in features a 20-inch screen with 1,680 x 1,050 resolution, an Intel 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 1GB of memory, a 250GB hard disk drive, plus a dual-layer DVD burner. It comes with a built-in iSight camera, Bluetooth and Draft-N Wi-F in...

Undoubtedly Apple's greatest ever desktop. The iMac is a showpiece computer that garners admiring glances towards your desk whether it's turned on or off. You might even call it the iMac daddy. Ha ha, HA! Sorry. Apple iMac 20-inch is tagged with Apple,...

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes

Certificates

Certification:ENERGY STAR\nEPEAT Silver rating

Design

Chassis type:Desktop
Color of product:Aluminium / Black, Silver / Silver / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:290
Display Diagonal:20
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 170
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 170

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:200
Power consumption (typical):200
Power supply:241

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:256
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 2400 XT / AMD Radeon HD 2600 Pro / NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT / NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Y
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in camera: Yes
TV tuner integrated: No

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 47 / -40 - 85
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 47 / -40 - 85

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio output channels:2.0
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Bundled hardware:Apple Remote\nApple Keyboard\nMighty Mouse
Cabling technology:10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Chassis type:All-in-one / Desktop / Tower
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / TFT
Display included: Yes
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI / NVIDIA
I/O ports:1 x Mini DisplayPort / 1 x Mini-DVI / 1xDVI
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:128 / 256
Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Networking features:802.11a/b/g / Gigabit Ethernet
Number of processors installed:1
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Platform:Mac
Power Requirements:100-240V AC
Power supply:200 / 241
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Relative humidity:5 - 95
SmartCard slot: No
Speakers:2 / Y
Storage drive interface:SATA
TV tuner integrated: No
Wireless Technology:802.11а/b/g/n / Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:Black, Blue, Pink, Red, White / iLife ’08 (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand) / iLife ’08 (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand),\niWork ’08 / iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book
Cables included:AC
Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:290
Display Diagonal:20
Display included: Yes
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Viewing angle, horizontal:160
Viewing angle, vertical:160
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x Mini DisplayPort
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4 / 5 / 6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:200
Autonomy mode: No
Power consumption (typical):200
Power supply:241

Processor

Processor cache:2 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800

Processor special features

Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No

Software

Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 160 / 250 / 320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.1 / 19.3 / 7.4 / 7.44
Height:18.5 / 7.44
Weight:20.1
Width:18.5 / 19.1