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Apple iMac 24-inch, Late 2006

Apple iMac 24-inch, Late 2006
alaScore 84

179 reviews

Jan, 2021

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 reviews of Apple iMac 24-inch, Late 2006. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design, whereas opinions about the price and size are different.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 24-inch, Late 2006 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Apple iMac 24-inch, Late 2006


alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Apple iMac 24-inch, Late 2006 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

Consumer review ( review summary for Apple iMac 24-inch, Late 2006


alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of Apple iMac 24-inch, Late 2006 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Apple iMac (24-inch)


The new Apple iMac, complete with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, is a great system for pros and media junkies alike.

Larger, brighter screen. Faster, more powerful Core 2 Duo processor. More capable graphics. Large 500GB hard drive.

Takes up a bit more desk space than the 20-incher. A bit pricey compared with systems that come without a monitor. No media card slots. No TV tuner.

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Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Narasu Rebbapragada (

Apple iMac (With 2-GHz Intel Core Duo CPU)


Well-priced system shines with apps written for Intel's Core Duo processor, but lacks speed with non-Apple software.

Unique all-in-one with good performance

Very limited upgradeability

Jun, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Apple iMac (Intel Core Duo)


Casual Mac users will love the new iMac (Intel Core Duo), but professional users or anyone who uses graphics apps like Adobe Photoshop and video-editing software (such as Final Cut Pro) should wait until those tools are updated.

Intel Core Duo dual-core processor. Mini-DVI port for true dual-monitor usage. Front Row software is now peppier

Many applications that are not optimized for Intel will run slower. Classic OS 9 environment no longer available

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Rich Brown (

Apple iMac Core Duo (2.0GHz, 20-inch)


We knew Apple and Intel were getting hitched, we just didn't expect it would be this soon. The changes are mostly under the hood, but for the moment, you should proceed with caution if there's a particular non-Apple-made program you're fond of. The new...

Fast native application performance with Mac OS X; can run Windows via Boot Camp; same core features as the Editors' Choice-winning iMac G5 for the same price; updated iLife '06 digital media software included; faster 3D graphics and memory than the...

Nonnative software runs slowly on Mac OS.

Apple's Intel-based iMac Core Duo boasts an enviable combination of a first-rate design, an impeccable software bundle, and the newfound ability to run Windows in addition to Mac OS X. You simply won't find a more feature-packed, versatile mainstream...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Mike Chin (

Apple iMac w/Intel Core Duo: A User's Review |


SPCR reader Randy Harris' appraisal of his new 20" iMac, powered by an Intel Core Duo processor, comes on the heels of last week's PR extravaganza at the Spring 2006 Intel Developers Forum and the ensuing tech media frenzy. How does this first product...

If anything I've written about is intriguing to you, I recommend that you give the Mac, particularly the iMac your consideration

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Henry Norr (

They aren't twice as fast, but they're plenty fast at most tasks


What's an Intel chip doing in an iMac? Almost exactly the same things PowerPC chips do in older models-just faster on some tasks and, for now, slower on others. Anyone with a recently revved iMac won't have much reason to rush out and buy an iMac Core...

Dual-core ; large-cache Intel processor delivers performance boost for Apple software and other native applications ; Rosetta ensures compatibility with most PowerPC programs ; elegant, space-saving design ; big, beautiful screen ; built-in iSight ;...

Significant speed penalty for non-native software ; no support for Classic applications ; no productivity software included ; users can no longer do routine hardware repairs

Over time, as programs are updated, the Intel-based iMacs should gain a wider performance lead over their PowerPC-based predecessors. If you're thinking of buying now, stop to consider the tradeoffs

Jan, 2006

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iMac Core Duo Review


In the weeks since we published our "First Look" review of the new Intel-powered iMac Core Duo, we've learned a lot - especially from the experiences and concerns of MacInTouch readers. Based on an entirely new central processing unit (CPU), the new...

very fast when running Intel-native software, thanks to dual processors, fast memory and large Level 2 cache, faster graphics with DVI extended desktop (and miniature video camera), Airport Extreme, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR included, very quiet, many...

No pre-Mac OS X ("Classic") application is supported at all, Rosetta doesn't support some peripheral drivers (for scanners, graphics tablets, printers, audio/video devices, etc.) or security software, no fax/modem, no FireWire 800 or alternative for...

When running native Intel software in Universal Binary or Intel-only Mac versions, the iMac Core Duo flies. Rosetta, while limited, provides decent performance for undemanding applications

Expert review by : Rich Brown (

Apple iMac Core 2 Duo (24-inch, 2.16GHz)


Other vendors might offer more flexible configurations and better deals on components, and the specter of HD video looms darkly, but the 24-inch iMac's sprawling display and convincingly capable features should set most people's minds at ease.

Giant LCD makes the iMac a home-video champ ; Updated specs stay competitive with the rest of the desktop PC field ; Expanded upgrade options available at the time of purchase

Configurator upgrades are expensive ; Limited aftermarket upgradability means you won't be able to add a Blu-Ray or HD-DVD drive down the road ; No media card reader

System configurations: Apple iMac Core 2 Duo (17-inch) OS X 10.4.7; 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5600; 512MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; integrated 64MB Intel GMA 950 graphics chip; 160GB Western Digital 7,200rpm Serial ATA hard drive Apple iMac Core 2 Duo...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Rich Brown (

Apple iMac Core Duo


Apple's new Intel-powered iMac debuts earlier than expected, and Apple claims the new Core Duo CPUs offer a performance boost of two to three times that of the old iMac G5. We get a preview.

Jan, 2006

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Apple Imac


Well let's see... It looks wonderful, so good that it qualifies for some sort of design award with the 24" screen reducing the relative size of the surrounding white bezel that houses the necessary hardware so that everything looks perfectly in ...

style, reliability

Some software

Jun, 2008

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