Touted as "the world’s thinnest desktop computer," the new iMac resembles a
thicker version of Apple’s LCD Cinema Display series, with the entire computer,
including optical drive and power supply, built into a single case two inches
deep. The system comes in three models. The low-end machine, priced at $ 1,299,
is based around a 17-inch LCD and 1.6GHz PowerPC G5 processor, and comes with a
533MHz front-side bus, 256MB of DDR-RAM, and a slot-loaded CD-RW/DVD combo
drive. The middle system, priced at $ 1,499, ups the speed of the processor to
1.8GHz with a 600MHz front-side bus, and swaps the combo drive for a DVD-RW
SuperDrive. Both models come with an 80GB Serial-ATA hard drive. At the top of
the range comes a 20-inch version, identical to the midrange model other than
the larger screen and a 160GB hard drive; it is priced at $ 1,899. Apple claimed
the iMac will begin shipping worldwide in mid-September.


Touted as “the world’s thinnest desktop computer,” the new iMac resembles a
thicker version of Apple’s LCD Cinema Display series, with the entire computer,
including optical drive and power supply, built into a single case two inches
deep. The system comes in three models. The low-end machine, priced at $ 1,299,
is based around a 17-inch LCD and 1.6GHz PowerPC G5 processor, and comes with a
533MHz front-side bus, 256MB of DDR-RAM, and a slot-loaded CD-RW/DVD combo
drive. The middle system, priced at $ 1,499, ups the speed of the processor to
1.8GHz with a 600MHz front-side bus, and swaps the combo drive for a DVD-RW
SuperDrive. Both models come with an 80GB Serial-ATA hard drive. At the top of
the range comes a 20-inch version, identical to the midrange model other than
the larger screen and a 160GB hard drive; it is priced at $ 1,899. Apple claimed
the iMac will begin shipping worldwide in mid-September.