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Apple iMac 20-inch, early 2008 (MB323, MB324)

Apple iMac 20-inch, early 2008 (MB323, MB324)
alaScore 94

174 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 reviews of Apple iMac 20-inch, early 2008 (MB323, MB324). 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. People really like the usability and size. The design and price are also appreciated.

price, design, size, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 20-inch, early 2008 (MB323, MB324) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Apple iMac 20-inch, early 2008 (MB323, MB324)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Apple iMac 20-inch, early 2008 (MB323, MB324) from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iMac 20" Desktop 2.4GHz/1GB/250GB/SDiMac 20" Desktop 2.4GHz/1GB/250GB/SD

Feb, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Apple iMac 20-inch, early 2008 (MB323, MB324)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Apple iMac 20-inch, early 2008 (MB323, MB324) from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the usability.


95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac MB323LL/A 20-inch Desktop PC (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD SuperDrive)Apple iMac MB323LL/A 20-inch Desktop PC (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD SuperDrive)

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

iMac Pro puts the soul of a Mac Pro to an iMac body


The iMac Pro is everything we thought it would be -- good and bad.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Apple's 5K iMac impresses expert eyes


The 27-inch iMac gets a stunning new screen for photo and video pros, but few other changes.

The new 27-inch Apple iMac adds a stunning 5K display for not much more than last year's high-end model. The design, while not updated, remains the gold standard for all-in-one desktops.

Except for the new screen and a different GPU, the components are essentially unchanged from last year's version. The high starting price only gets you a mid-level Core i5 processor.

Apple skips 4K and goes directly to what the company calls a 5K display in this expensive, extravagant all-in-one iMac desktop that will appeal to photo and video professionals -- or anyone else looking for the best possible screen resolution.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Apple updates the slim iMac with faster processors, Wi-Fi, and graphics


The new iMac looks the same, but adds Intel's Haswell chips, plus 802.11ac wireless, faster SSDs, and new Nvidia GPUs.

With the addition of Intel's Haswell chips, plus 802.11ac wireless, faster SSD hard drives, and new Nvidia GPUs, the latest ; is a thoroughly up-to-date desktop.

Other big-screen all-in-one systems have handy extras missing here, such as touch screens and HDMI inputs.

Anyone who bought last year's redesigned iMac doesn't need to upgrade, but for owners of older models or anyone looking to switch, the latest 27-inch Apple iMac offers a wide-ranging set of internal upgrades.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Rich Brown (

Price competition hurts Apple's smaller iMac


Windows vendors are good at cramming in features at low cost, a competitive reality that makes the 21.5-inch iMac look too expensive.

Apple's attention to detail extends to the 21.5-inch version of its thin-looking ; .

Windows-based all-in-one PCs offer tough hardware competition in the sub-$1,400 price range.

The 21.5-inch iMac will be a compelling lower-cost all-in-one for Mac loyalists, but you can get more capabilities from similarly priced Windows all-in-ones.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Rich Brown (

Apple iMac (spring 2011) review: Apple iMac (spring 2011)


Apple iMac (spring 2011)

As the most-affordable iMac, the ; offers competitive speed, the unique potential of its Thunderbolt port, and Apple's trademark design leadership.

The 21.5-inch iMac isn't the best all-in-one for home entertainment, and its performance competitiveness suffers without an option for more video memory.

Apple's $1,199 iMac doesn't offer the same home entertainment features as Windows-based all-in-ones, but its speed, looks, and the future utility of its Thunderbolt port make it a strong choice for performance-sensitive professionals.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Rich Brown (

Apple iMac (summer 2010) review: Apple iMac (summer 2010)


Apple iMac (summer 2010)

Largest display among all-in-one desktops; best-in-class productivity and gaming performance; DisplayPort provides home entertainment flexibility; SDXC card slot supports cards up to 2TB in size.

Connecting external video devices requires an extra, expensive adapter because it lacks an HDMI port; no Blu-ray drive; runs hot.

Apple's new $1,999 iMac comes with a faster CPU and a new graphics card, helping this 27-inch all-in-one desktop stay as competitive in performance as it already was in screen size. Despite the still-frustrating absence of an HDMI port, we have no...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Rich Brown (

Apple iMac (Winter 2009) review: Apple iMac (Winter 2009)


Apple iMac (Winter 2009)

Best-in-class design; competitive performance in its price range, especially for multitasking; capable mainstream gaming performance.

Windows all-in-one vendors offer 20-inch or larger all-in-ones for less; not as well-suited as a dedicated digital entertainment system as some other all-in-ones.

A few other all-in-ones make this 20-inch iMac look expensive on a dollars-per-screen-inch basis, but none are as attractive or as capable juggling multiple programs. With a fast dual-core CPU and a strong array of features, Apple's updated all-in-one...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Service and support


Apple iMac

Attractive all-in-one design; vivid wide-screen display; great software bundle for home users.

Little room for expansion; so-so service and support.

The iMac's 20-inch display makes both work and play a lot easier on the eyes, if not on the wallet.

Feb, 2004

Expert review by : Mike DeAgonia (

Apple's 27-in. iMac 'the ultimate all-in-one' computer


The latest model offers a two-punch combo of beauty and brawn

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (

Apple iMac


Supersleek all-in-one system offers great image quality.

Sleek, all-in-one design, improved screen quality

All-in-one design limits expansion

As appealing as the new iMac is, with the Leopard operating system coming this month, I'd recommend holding off. If you do, you'll get the new OS preinstalled.

Oct, 2007

Product Specifications


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


Certification:ENERGY STAR\nEPEAT Silver rating
Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Color of product:Aluminium / Silver
Product color:Silver


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Detachable display:N / Y
Display brightness:290 / 500
Display Diagonal:20 / 27
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050 / 5120 x 2880
Full HD: No
HD type:5K Ultra HD / Not supported
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No
Viewing angle, horizontal:160
Viewing angle, vertical:160

Energy Management

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


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 2400 XT / AMD Radeon HD 2600 Pro / AMD Radeon Pro 580 / NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:No / Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Internal memory:1 / 16 / 2 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 64 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 2400
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:4
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM


Built-in camera:Y / Yes


Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 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 / DVD±RW / N

Other Features

Bundled hardware:Apple Remote\nApple Keyboard\nMighty Mouse
Cabling technology:10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
Chassis type:Desktop
Display:LCD / TFT
Display included: Yes
I/O ports:1 x Mini-DVI
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
Power Requirements:100-240V AC
Relative humidity:5 - 95
Speakers:2 / Y
Storage drive interface:SATA
Supported protocols:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft), Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Wireless Technology:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / Lightning
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard language:German
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Pen included:N


Product type:All-in-One PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DVI port:N / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 5 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:200
Autonomy mode:N
Power consumption (typical):200


Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,2133,2400
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4.5
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.66 / 4.2
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i7-7700K
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i7-7700 Desktop Series
Processor socket:LGA 1151 (Socket H4)
Processor threads:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):91

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:97129
Processor package size:37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015D


Bundled software:iMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nFaceTime\nApp Store\niTunes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / macOS Sierra 10.12


Card reader integrated:No / Y
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported / SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250
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:Flash / Fusion Drive / HDD
Total Storage Capacity:2000 / 250 / 320 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.1 / 7.4 / 7.44 / 7.99
Height:18.5 / 20.3 / 7.44
Weight:20.1 / 20.8
Width:18.5 / 19.1 / 25.6
Width (without stand):25.6