iMac (Mid 2010)


Family: iMac/eMac

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.6.3

Maximum OS: 10.10.4

Introduced: July 2010

Terminated: May 2011


CPU: Intel Core i3 ("Clarkdale")

CPU Speed: 3.06 GHz, 3.2 GHz, or quad-core 2.8 GHz Core-i5 ("Lynnfield")

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 2.5 GT/s (DMI)

Register Width: 64-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 64-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 256 kB per-core (512 kB total)

Level 3 Cache: 4 MB on-processor


RAM Type: PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM

Minimum RAM Speed: 1333 MHz

RAM slots: 4

Maximum RAM: 16 GB

Expansion Slots: SDXC card


Screen: 21.5/27" LED-backlit TFT

GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5670


Max Resolution: 1920x1200/2560x1440

Video Out: Mini DisplayPort

Camera: iSight


Hard Drive: 500 GB/1 TB 7200 RPM (2 TB BTO)

ATA Bus: Serial-ATA

Optical Drive: 24x/24x/16x/8x/8x/6x/4x CD-RW/DVD±RW/DVD±R DL


USB: 4 2.0

Firewire800: 1

Audio Out: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF, HDMI via Mini DIsplayPort

Audio In: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T

Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR


Power: 241 Watts

Dimensions: 17.75" H x 20.8" W x 7.42" D

Weight: 20.5 lbs.


The low-end 21.5" model used the ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics chipset, with 256 MB of GDDR3 VRAM. The 27" models weighed 30.5 pounds, consumed 365 watts of power, could be used as a monitor via the mini DisplayPort, and had the following dimensions: 20.4" H x 25.6" W x 8.15" D. The high-end 27-inch model had a 2.8 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, with 8 MB of shared L3 cache.

Introduced in July 2010, the iMac (Mid 2010) models were essentially speed-bumps of the previous iMac (Late 2009) line. The iMac (Mid 2010) shipped in four configurations:

  • 21.5"/3.06 GHz i3/4 GB RAM/500 GB HD/256 VRAM/$1199
  • 21.5"/3.2 GHz i3/4 GB RAM/1 TB HD/512 MB VRAM/$1499
  • 27"/3.2 GHz i3/4 GB RAM/1 TB HD/512 MB VRAM/$1699
  • 27"/2.8 GHz i5/4 GB RAM/1 TB HD/1 GB VRAM/$1999.

Built-to-order options included up to 16 GB of RAM, 3.6 GHz Core i5 or 2.93 GHz quad-core Core i7 processors, a 2 TB hard drive, and a 256 GB SSD.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.