iMac (Mid 2006)


Family: iMac/eMac

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.4.7

Maximum OS: 10.6.8

Introduced: July 2006

Terminated: September 2006


CPU: Intel Core Duo (T2xxx)

CPU Speed: 1.83 GHz

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 667 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 32-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 2 MB on-processor


RAM Type: PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM

Minimum RAM Speed: 667 MHz

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 2.0 GB


Screen: 17" LCD

GPU: Intel GMA950

VRAM: 64 MB (see notes)

Max Resolution: 1440x900

Video Out: mini-DVI

Camera: iSight


Hard Drive: 80 GB 7200 RPM

ATA Bus: Serial-ATA

Optical Drive: 24x/24x/16x/8x CD-RW/DVD-ROM


USB: 3 2.0

Firewire: 2

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

Audio In: stereo 24 bit mini

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T

Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g


Power: 180 Watts

Dimensions: 16.9" H x 16.8" W x 6.8" D

Weight: 15.5 lbs.


The iMac (Mid 2006) used an Intel graphics chipset, which used a portion of main memory. Though reported as a 64 MB graphics system, the chipset actually used a minimum of 80 MB of RAM, resulting in a maximum of 432 MB of RAM available for system use in the system.

Announced in July 2006, the iMac (Mid 2006) was released exclusively into the Education market as a replacement for the long out-of-date eMac (2005), and much in common under-the-hood with the Mac mini (Early 2006). In order to cut its cost as much as possible, Apple used the cheaper on-board Intel GMA950 chipset, a smaller 80 GB hard drive, and did not include on-board Bluetooth. In other respects, the iMac (Mid 2006) resembled its more expensive iMac (Early 2006) siblings. It sold for $899, and was discontinued in September 2006, when it was folded into the iMac (Late 2006) product line.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.