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Apple iMac 20-inch, Early & Mid 2009 (MB417, MC015, MC019)

Apple iMac 20-inch, Early & Mid 2009 (MB417, MC015, MC019)
alaScore 84

94 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Apple iMac 20-inch, Early & Mid 2009 (MB417, MC015, MC019). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 20-inch, Early & Mid 2009 (MB417, MC015, MC019) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Apple iMac 20-inch, Early & Mid 2009 (MB417, MC015, MC019) from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Comments about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac MB417LL/A 20-Inch DesktopApple iMac MB417LL/A 20-Inch Desktop

Feb, 2019

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Very nice


Physically and mechanically the unit was great. We are very pleased, El Capitan runs very well on this with a memory upgrade.

Was in great condition, but could have better packaging, no wrap so it could rub on the bare cardboard. Came with OSX 10.6.3 which made for an easy upgrade to El Capitan

Only came with 2 GB RAM, but Newegg helped out with that issue.

May, 2016

Consumer review (

great deal, great condition


10,6 is too old for.......everything I had to update 1 system version at a time ( 10,7 then 10,8 then 10,9 until El Capitan) HDD is 7 years old. Next step upgrade for SSD ( May the luck be with me.....)

like new..... really!

only 2 GB (2x1GB) of ram

May, 2016

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Absolutley dreadful


I would recommend that people looking at this deal should keep scrolling.

The only pro on this purchase is the fact that the computer was cosmetically in good condition.

The OS installation was corrupt. Nothing worked, it would not take updates, and Safari doesn't work as it should. There are only 2gb of RAM even though the title specifically states 4gb. The driver for the Ethernet system was bad, and the hard drive...

May, 2016

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great deal, great condition


like new..... really!

only 2 GB (2x1GB) of ram

May, 2016

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Good machine for non-power-users


Spend the same amount on a custom build, throw in a Quad Core AMD, 8 gigs of ram, A terabyte of HD space, and a GTX 275. Then install your favorite OS, Linux, BSD, Windows Vista (which is actually OK after the SP), or Even OSX (now possible on any...

All in one design is nice for the standard user. Does all the things any net-top can and then some. Decent connectivity options

Only expandable ram

Apr, 2009

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When you think on it, the price for this iMac is not high. Great hardware, the perfect OS. Already has a camera and microphone. You can upgrade the ram (memory) That will keep this computer going strong for years to come. If you are like me and had to...

Was so sick of having a PC and all the bugs and bloatware they come with. Wanted to move full time to a Mac. Wanted to get the new iMac and I got this one. The computer it self is art, looks so clean and the screen is outstanding. The OS 10.5 is ahead...

The mouse looks nice, shame it don't live up to the rest. I just put in a USB Logitech mouse. The keyboard took some time to get use to. Give it a day and you will be flying

Apr, 2009

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The Best of the Best


Being Linux user, moving to Mac was not a problem. Once you move from pc to mac, you won't want to go back

Apple makes some very nice systems. This early 2009 model is excellent. The screen is perfect. The size is perfect. OS 10.5 is very good. 20" screen is fine, and make sure you know how big the screen size is. Sit in front. I was thinking of the 24",...

small key board takes time to get use to. Mighty mouse is anoyying to use. Check out other mouse to use

Mar, 2009

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Apple MB417LL/A


The all-new, all-in-one iMac packs a complete, high-performance computer into a beautifully thin design. It includes built-in wireless, Mac OS X, and the iLife '08. So within minutes of opening the box, you'll be doing everything from sharing photos to...



May, 2009

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Apple iMac MB417B/A (Early 2009)


there is not enough time to list them all!!! check out: "my first mac"

that the most service providers ie sky yahoo gmail, don't give you the settings you need, to setup, but the mac assistant does that thankfully, and there is the host of mac users on line, so it is ok. in the end :-)

Nov, 2009

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Apple iMac MB417B/A (Early 2009)


Fast machine and easy to use. Not complicated as compared with a PC.

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications


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


Cable lock slot: Yes
Chassis type:Desktop
Color of product:Aluminium / Silver / White


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Detachable display:N
Display brightness:290 / 320
Display Diagonal:20 / 21.5
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050 / 1920 x 1080
Full HD: No
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 178

Energy Management

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


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


Internal memory:1 / 2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 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


Built-in camera: Yes
TV tuner integrated: No


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 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
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 47

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Audio Input:1
Audio output channels:2.0
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000 Base-T / 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:16
CD write speed:24
Chassis type:All-in-one / Desktop
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 / NVIDIA
I/O ports:1 x Mini DisplayPort
Keyboard Special Features:Keyboard with Numeric Keypad / Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (EN)
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:128 / 256
Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Networking features:10/100/1000Base-T / 802.11a/b/g / Gigabit Ethernet
Number of processors installed:1
On-board graphics adapter: No
Power availability:200
Power supply:200 / 241
Power supply type:100 - 240 V AC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers:2 / Y
Storage drive interface:SATA
TV tuner integrated: No
Wireless Technology:802.11а/b/g/n / Wi-Fi (802.11n) / Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Black, Blue, Pink, Red, White / iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book
Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:290
Display Diagonal:20
Display included: Yes
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Viewing angle, horizontal:160
Viewing angle, vertical:160


Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / Yes
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:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4 / 6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


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


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


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


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:No / SD
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 / 320 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.1 / 7.44
Height:17.8 / 18.5 / 7.44
Weight:18.3 / 20.1 / 20.5 / 24.9
Width:18.5 / 19.1 / 20.8