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Apple iMac Core 2 Duo (Late 2008)

Apple iMac Core 2 Duo (Late 2008)
alaScore 86

40 reviews

May, 2019

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Apple iMac Core 2 Duo (Late 2008). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the usability. The design is also appreciated.

design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac Core 2 Duo (Late 2008) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Apple iMac Core 2 Duo (Late 2008) from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The design is also mentioned favorably.

design, usability

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Jonathan Seff (

iMac Review


The Macworld team tests out the latest generation of Apple iMacs, and discover them to be very interesting. Read on to discover what Apple's new consumer - but increasingly professional - level Mac has to offer.

Compact all-in-one design, new slimmer keyboard, lower prices across the board, FireWire 800 port, larger screen (especially impressive on 24-inch model)

Glossy screen frustrates some users, viewing angle not so good on 20-inch model

With large displays, room for a lot of internal storage and RAM, and a striking new design, the latest iMacs are a nice step forward and good value to boot. Performance gains are minimal over the last iMacs, but as computers that straddle the line...

Nov, 2007

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Review: Apple iMac 24in desktop computer


The new iMac is both elegant and powerful

Aug, 2007

Expert review by (

Apple - Apple iMac


Of all the computer manufacturers in the world, none is more enigmatic than Apple. From success in the mid-1980s to near death in the mid-1990s, no other company could hope to garner such fanatical support and ...

This has to be one of the most interesting and striking computers ever created. And, being a Macintosh at heart, it's easy to use. But, being a Macintosh at heart, there's less software available - particularly games - than for the 'IBM' PC brigade. If...

Nov, 1998

Expert review by : Mark McClusky (

Review: Apple iMac


The latest version of Cupertino's all-in-one desktop computer jettisons the white plastic look of the previous model for a sleek aluminum-and-glass design that, not surprisingly,...

24-inch LED is sharp and beautiful; it doubles as a great HD display for video content. Super performance. New shockingly thin keyboard looks like a million bucks. Every designer in our office was drawn inexorably into the iMac’s orbit, like dingoes to...

Although models start at just ,200, our maxed-out version (with its maxed-out performance) is steep for most consumers. Keyboard was slightly hard to get used to – our WPM was markedly slower for a few days. Glossy screen looks pretty, but reflects any...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : ZDNet (

Apple iMac 24-inch (2009)


Apple made a number of changes to the 24-inch iMac, but making it available at this price is the most impressive. The rest of the updates are welcome, and Apple's multitasking capability remains unmatched. Provided you like your all-in-ones best as...

One of, if not the, most affordable 24-inch all-in-one PCs, Twice as much hard-drive space as older models, Fast Nvidia graphics chip makes the iMac a capable gaming system, Best-in-class multitasking performance, iLife digital media suite comes standard

Fewer interesting hardware features compared with recent Windows-based all-in-ones

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Prasad Naik (

Apple iMac 24-inch: Brilliantly Designed Desktop


An all-in-one desktop

Expensive compared to comparatively specced PC, awkward position of ports, display reflects a lot of glare, no Blu-ray drive, no wireless keyboard and mouse

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Aidan Malley (

Apple 2.4GHz 24-inch iMac (aluminum)


Slick new design ; Screen is gorgeous in specific circumstances ; Very fast, especially for converts from PowerPC Macs ; Keyboard is a tangible improvement over the old model ; One RAM slot is finally free for an upgrade ; Less expensive than the old...

Glossy screen can be distracting ; no option for matte ; Only 1GB of memory standard ; Radeon HD 2600 Pro is underpowered versus its NVIDIA alternative ; No Apple Remote magnet or sleep light. return to previous page

s and Reservations Having to choose computers from only one vendor means that many buyers won't have much choice: for now, the iMac is still Apple's lone choice for a mid-range desktop. That said, most home customers will find a lot to like in what...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Silent PC (

Expert Review


We liked the first iMacs we saw, and very little has changed with the 24" model so we like it as well. It remains one of the quietest off-the-shelf systems it is possible to buy and, with a built-in 24" screen, it offers fairly good value-for-money. A...

Nov, 2006

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Completely in love.


I purchased my iMac because I genuinely needed a desktop computer with the capabilities to run design programs, such as the Adobe suite. I am a communications and journalism major, and many of my classes require design and photography projects. The big...

Feb, 2010

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Very Very nice!


Great desktop computer! Does not require virus protection. Great software.

Feb, 2010