How much RAM does it actually support?
Standard RAM: 4 GB Maximum RAM: 16 GB
Details: By default, 4 GB of RAM is installed as two 2 GB SO-DIMM modules. Two slots free.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this iMac.
In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.
In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.
In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells memory and other upgrades for this iMac.
Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: None RAM Slots: 4
Video Card: Radeon HD 4670 VRAM Type: GDDR3
Details: This model has an ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics processor with 256 MB of dedicated GDDR3 memory.
Also see: What type of video processor is provided by the Aluminum iMac systems? Is it upgradable?
Standard VRAM: 256 MB Maximum VRAM: 256 MB
Built-in Display: 21.5" 16:9 Widescreen Native Resolution: 1920x1080
Details: This model has a 21.5" glossy LED-backlit 16:9 widescreen TFT active matrix display with "IPS technology" and a native resolution of 1920x1080. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 330 cd/m2, and viewing angle of 178 degrees horizontal and 178 degrees vertical. The contrast ratio is 1000:1 and the PPI is 102.
In the US, site sponsor BeetsTech sells Apple OEM parts. Apple parts available include display panels, logic boards, graphics cards, interior cables and sensors, and more for this iMac.
Worldwide, site sponsor Shenzhen Parts sells quality, brand new, factory-direct parts with global shipping and bulk discounts for repair shops. Replacement parts include display panels, cover glass, speakers, cameras, and more for this iMac.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring 2nd Max. Resolution: 2560x1600
Details: Apple reports that this model simultaneously supports the native resolution of the built-in display and up-to a 30-inch external display (2560x1600).
Standard Storage: 500 GB HDD Std. Storage Speed: 7200 RPM
Details: Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the Aluminum iMac models? What type of hard drive do they support? Can you swap the hard drive for an SSD?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this iMac.
In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this iMac.
In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this iMac.
In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this iMac.
Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
Storage Dimensions: 3.5" (26.10 mm) Storage Interface: Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
Standard Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive" Standard Disk: None
Standard Modem: None Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n Standard Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
USB Ports: 4 (2.0) Firewire Ports: 1 (800)
Expansion Slots: SDXC SD Card Expansion Bays: None
Details: In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and hand-picked accessories like external storage, stands, keyboards, cables, adapters, speakers, and more for this iMac.
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