iMac (Early 2008)


Family: iMac/eMac

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.5.2

Maximum OS: 10.10.4

Introduced: April 2008

Terminated: March 2009


CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (E8xxx)

CPU Speed: 2.42/2.66/2.8 GHz

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 1066 MHz

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: 6 MB on-processor


RAM Type: PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM

Minimum RAM Speed: 800 MHz

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 4.0 GB


Screen: 20/24" LCD

GPU: ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO

VRAM: 256 MB

Max Resolution: 1680x1050/1920x1200

Video Out: mini-DVI

Camera: iSight


Hard Drive: 250/320 GB 7200 RPM

ATA Bus: Serial-ATA

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


USB: 3 2.0

Firewire: 1

Firewire800: 1

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

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: 200 Watts

Dimensions: 18.5" H x 19.1" W x 7.4" D

Weight: 20 lbs.


The 20" 2.42 GHz model used a 128 MB ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics chipset. The 24" model weighed 25.4 pounds, consumed 280 watts of power, and had the following dimensions: 20.5" H x 22.4" W x 8.1" D.

Released in April 2008, the iMac (Early 2008) was a speed-bump of the iMac (Mid 2007). It shipped in three configurations

  • 20"/2.4 GHz/1 GB RAM/250 GB HD/128 MB VRAM/SuperDrive/$1199
  • 20"/2.66 GHz/2 GB RAM/320 GB HD/256 MB VRAM/SuperDrive/$1499
  • 24"/2.8 GHz/2 GB RAM/320 GB HD/256 MB VRAM/SuperDrive/$1799

A high-end BTO model was also available, with a 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme processor, an NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512 MB of VRAM, and a 500 GB hard drive, for $2199. All models were replaced in March 2009, by the iMac (Early 2009).

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.