Specifications of an iMac A1224

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Specifications of an iMac A1224
The model identifier A1224 refers to a line of 20-inch iMacs. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

The iMac A1224 is actually a model identifier that refers to a series of 20-inch iMacs manufactured by Apple Corp. between 2007 and 2009. These iMacs are desktop computers that incorporate the display and hardware components into a single unit. The iMacs in the A1224 line have silver bodies with black trim and incorporate Intel Core 2 Duo series of processors.

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Operating System

The 20-inch iMac manufactured in 2007 shipped with Mac OS X 10.4, or Tiger. The 2008 and early 2009 iMacs shipped with Mac OS X 10.5 or Leopard. The mid-2009 iMac shipped with Mac OS X 10.6 or Snow Leopard. However, all Intel-based models that meet the hardware requirements are upgradeable to Snow Leopard. All A1224 models meet these requirements.

Processor

The A1224 iMac series offers 2.0 GHz and 2.4 GHz processors manufactured in 2007, 2.4 GHz and 2.66 GHz processors manufactured in 2008, 2.66 GHz processors manufactured in early 2009, and 2.26 GHz processors manufactured in mid-2009.

RAM

The 2007 iMac provides 1 GB, 2 GB or 4 GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM. The 2008 iMac provides 1 GB, 2 GB or 4 GB of 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM. The early 2009 iMac provides 2 GB, 4 GB or 8GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM. The mid-2009 iMac provides 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB or 8GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM.

Graphics

A 20-inch iMac with a 2.0 GHz processor includes an ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics card that incorporates 128 MB of GDDR3 memory. An iMac with a 2.4 GHz processor includes a ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics card that incorporates 256 MB of GDDR3 memory. An iMac with a 2.4 GHz processor comes with an ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT that incorporates 128 MB of GDDR3 memory. An iMac with a 2.66 GHz processor includes an ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics card that incorporates 256 MB of GDDR3 memory. The 2009 iMacs with either processor type include a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics card that incorporates 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM.

Hard Drive

All iMacs with an A1224 model identification number have multiple hard drive size options all at 7200 RPM. A 2007 iMac with a 2.0 GHz processor has the option of a 250 GB, a 320 GB or a 500 GB serial ATA hard drive. A 2007 iMac with a 2.4 GHz processor has the option of a 320 GB, a 500 GB or a 750 GB serial ATA hard drive. A 2008 iMac with a 2.4 GHz processor has the option of a 250 GB or a 500 GB Serial ATA hard drive. A 2008 iMac with a 2.6 GHz processor has the option of a 320 GB, a 500 GB or a 750 GB serial ATA hard drive. An early 2009 iMac with a 2.66 GHz processor has the option of a 320 GB, a 640 GB or a 1TB serial ATA hard drive. A mid-2009 iMac with a 2.26 GHz processor has the option of a 160 GB or a 320 GB Serial ATA hard drive.

Ports

All A1224 iMacs include a Gigabit Ethernet port for wired Internet connectivity, optical digital I/O ports for sound and a Mini-DVI or Mini-Display port for video. The 2007 iMac includes five USB ports, one FireWire 400 port and one FireWire 800 port. The 2008 iMac includes five USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 400 port and one FireWire 800 port. The early 2009 iMac includes six USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 800 port. The mid-2009 iMac includes six USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 800 port. The 2007 iMac also offers dial-up connectivity, for those who are not in high-speed areas.

Other Specifications

All iMacs with model number A1224 include a built-in 8x super drive optical drive capable of reading from and writing to dual and single-layer DVDs and CDs, a built-in iSight Web camera, built-in speakers and amplifier, and a built-in Airport Extreme wireless networking card compatible with a, b, g and n Internet connections. The 2007, 2008 and early 2009 support Bluetooth and infrared connectivity. All A1224 iMacs are environmentally friendly and meet Energy Star requirements.

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