The most personal of personal computers comes out packing a powerful punch thanks to the 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The 17" iMac features a 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 2.0GHz speed ... Click To Read More About This Product
The most personal of personal computers comes out packing a powerful punch thanks to the 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The 17" iMac features a 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 2.0GHz speed and the convenience of an all-in-one design. The result? Turbocharged performance, making it easier--and more fun--than ever to work with digital photos, movies, music, and the web.
Whether you're surfing the web, editing video, managing photos, or enjoying face-time with far-flung friends, you'll thoroughly enjoy the lush visual experience of working on iMac. With excellent color saturation, the iMac features a cinematic 16:10 wide aspect ratio that's perfect for watching movies.
It's a wonderful iLife
iMac comes with iLife '06, a suite of easy-to-use applications that make the spectacular a regular part of your everyday life. Enhance, organize and share your photos via iPhoto. Make an epic starring your kid in iMovie. Turn your photo and movie creations into professional DVDs with iDVD. Create original music in GarageBand, even if you can't carry a tune. Make podcasts and blogs. Then publish them online via your .Mac account and the new iWeb.
The ultimate see and say
There's an iSight camera built into every new iMac, so you can start a video chat (or join one) at a moment's notice. There's nothing extra to buy, nothing to attach, no cords to fumble with, no software to install or configure. Simply start up iChat AV, click your buddy's video icon and you're ready to chat with sight and sound--with up to three friends at once. Proper attire suggested.
With iMac, you've got the best seat in the house. The full-screen Front Row media experience--with its intuitive menus, large text and brilliant graphics--lets you browse the music, photos, and videos on your iMac as easily as you browse music on your iPod. And the new Apple Remote lets you do your browsing from anywhere in the room. So gather your friends and dazzle them with a slideshow of your vacation pics, a home movie or a DVD. iMac was born to entertain.
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If you're like me you have used a PC for years. Assembling some, buying others, configuring different sound cards and running music programs on a PC will make you soon realize that "Plug and Play" really means "Plug and Pray"! While searching for a new computer I researched building my own (again!) and purchasing a pre-fab model such as an HP or Dell. Then I saw the iMac 2.0 Dual Core with a 17" monitor. It offered more features for the money, and it also offered Mac OSX Tiger, a much more stable and streamlined OS than Windows for media applications, such as music. It took me (literally) less than five minutes to get my iMac up and running. Adding a sound card (in my case the PreSonus Firebox) was an ease. Just plug it in. Seriously! That's it. My iMac recognized it right away. All I had to do was install the software to enhance it (the virtual mixer - not unlike what comes with most sound cards). The PC setup calls for a whole host of instructions, including what to do if the installation goes wrong. Not the iMac. Bam! It was ready to go! This particular iMac is more than enough to enjoy multi-track recordings with such demanding virtual instruments like DFB-II Superior. Plus the monitor on this machine offers a visual experience far exceeding any PC monitor I have ever seen! My only complaint is that in order to upgrade to the full 3.0 Gigabytes of RAM, you have to scrap the two 512 MB Dimms that come pre-installed. That's kind of lame and a needless extra expense; but hey, nothings perfect. I would recommend this for ANYONE wanting to get into multi track digital recording with the speed and stability of the Mac OS. The Intel 2.0 Dual Core processor is lightening fast. I have been recording digital music for almost 10 years now, and I wish I would have made the switch years ago! For more complex recordings (over 24 tracks at once), I'd recommend the Mac Pro. But for the home enthusiast, or the pro wanting a powerful home set up, this iMac will be more than enough, and so very easy and user friendly.
This is the Best computer that I've ever own!!! It does the job and now that I own one I can see why this is a industry standard computer for recording and movie studios. I am starting my own home studio and this computer makes eveything easier than what I expected for example the computer recognices when you plug in a MIDI unlike a PC were you have to install software before you can get started.
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