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Apple iMac

Apple iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 20" Desktop


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Apple iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo, Plastic)
Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z
HP TouchSmart 600
Lenovo IdeaCentre A600
Apple Mac Mini Core Duo
Apple iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 20" Desktop
Lenovo TopSeller ThinkCentre A70z AIO Core 2 Duo E7500 2 93GHz 3MBL2 2GB 320GB DVDRW 19 WXGA  bgn GNIC W7P
HP  Hewlett-Packard  TouchSmart 600-1050 All-In-One Desktop  2 1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile T6500  4GB DDR3  750GB HDD  DVD  RW DL  Windows 7 Home Premium  23  LCD
Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 Desktop PC  2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T4200  3GB DDR3  500GB HDD  DVDRW DL  Windows Vista Home Premium  21 5  LCD
Apple Mac mini Desktop  2 0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo  1GB DDR3  120GB HDD  DVDRW DL  Mac OS X v10 5 Leopard
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Release Date
Sep 2006
Mar 2010
Oct 2009
Jan 2009
Feb 2006
Processor Type
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Core 2 Duo
Chipset
ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT
Intel G41 Express
NVIDIA MCP7A
Intel GM45 Express
Intel 945GM
Display
20 in. Flat Panel LCD
19 in. WXGA
23 in. Flat Panel LCD
21.5 in. LCD
Form Factor
Desktop
All-in-one
All-in-one
All-in-one
Mini System
HDD Size
320.0 GB
302.0 GB
750.0 GB
500.0 GB
120.0 GB
Installed Memory
2 GB DDR2
2.0 GB DDR2
4 GB (DDR3-SDRAM)
3 GB DDR3
1 GB DDR3
Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Recommended Use
Business
Home Use
Home Use
Home Use

bear in mind that opening the case for DIY upgrades is difficult and will probably result in scrapes and scratches.

dull, indeterminate keystroke sound

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these performance issues are simply unacceptable.

heavy system requirements

Aside from the hard drive, the only other internal hardware you can customize on the Mac Mini is the memory (not a bad idea, with only 512MB of 667GHz DDR2 in the 1.66GHz base model, 64MB of which it must share with the graphics subsystem).

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