by CIO Staff

Apple iMac Line Gets Intel Core 2 Duo Chips

Sep 06, 20061 min
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Apple Computer, maker of the uber-popular iPod music player and iMac computer line, on Wednesday said it has installed Intel’s Core 2 Duo processors in its iMac machines, the Associated Press reports via Yahoo News.

The new Intel Core 2 Duo processor is more powerful than its predecessor, and it was first unveiled by Intel this summer, according to the AP.

Apple iMac with 24-inch LCD screen
iMac with 24-inch LCD

Apple on Wednesday also introduced an upgraded version of its consumer desktop iMac that features a 24-inch display, 2.16GHz of processing power and a $1,999 price tag, the AP reports.

Philip Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing with Apple, said in a statement, “Every iMac—from the $999 model up through the dazzling 24-inch widescreen model—now features blazing Core Duo 2 performance,” according to the AP.

Back in January, Apple unveiled its first two computers that used Intel chips—an iMac and a laptop—and in the time since the introduction of those two machines, the Cupertino, Calif.-based firm has made the switch to Intel with all of its computers, the AP reports.

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