Apple iMac Desktop with 17″ Display MA590LL/A (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)

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Apple iMac Desktop with 17″ Display MA590LL/A (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)

Apple iMac Desktop with 17

  • Intel Core Duo Processor 2GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 160GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 17-Inch Screen, Radeon
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

Apple MA590LL/A 17 Inch iMac – Featuring the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, this iMac gives you the power and speed that you need to fly through business and creative applications, like iLife, the suite of Apple apps that comes included. iLife has everything for, well, your life – your digital life that is. Seamlessly integrated with the Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger operating system, it lets you easily edit, share, and store your digital photos; play, edit, and create both audio and video, including your own DVD movies. This iMac also comes with an iSight camera built-in, which is perfect for video chats. Give your fingers a rest and :) for real with friends and family around the world. 160GB SATA 7200 RPM Hard Drive Slot-Loading SuperDrive – (write speeds) up to 2.4x DL DVD+R, 8x DVD-R, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD-RW, 4x DVD+RW, 24x CD-R, & 16x CD-RW Slot-Loading SuperDrive – (read speeds) up to 8x DVD-ROM & 24x CD-ROM 17 Widescreen LCD Native Resolution – 1440 x 900 Built-in iSight Built-in 8

List Price: $ 1,199.99

Price: $ 1,199.99

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3 thoughts on “Apple iMac Desktop with 17″ Display MA590LL/A (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)

  1. 54 of 55 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic!, October 7, 2006
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    Dawn E. Valencia “deadgirrrl” (Las Vegas, Nevada) –
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    This review is from: Apple iMac Desktop with 17″ Display MA590LL/A (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) (Personal Computers)

    With some trepidation, I made the big switch from PC to MAC. It takes a little getting used to, but so far, so good! The 17″ iMac is gorgeous and does what it is supposed to do. The Dual Core processor is a nice touch, it is very fast. The 1gb of standard RAM is sufficient for most, and if you need more, it is upgradeable to 3gb. There is a user-accessable panel so you can install the memory yourself. I would have liked a larger hard drive, maybe that is something I can upgrade in the future. The slot loading Super Drive does it all and is very cool–no trays to malfunction or break off. The system comes with a cool little remote control that attaches magnetically to the side of the monitor when not in use. You can access the multimedia functions of the computer with the remote via Front Row. The only complaint I have about the remote is that the battery was completely dead when I received the package! What’s up with that, Amazon??? The keyboard and Mighty Mouse are cool and sleek. I don’t know how long all this white is going to look good in my house, but here’s hoping. The cable for the keyboard is not long enough, so if you want to maintain the minimalistic look of the iMac, I would suggest going wireless. The display is crystal clear and bright–great for watching DVDs. The built-in speakers are OK, there is some room for improvement there. The included software is pretty good, but they only give you a test drive of Office 2004; a full version would be much nicer! The iSight camera built in on the top of the display is pretty cool, and the Photo Booth software is fun to play around with. All in all, this is a good deal for the money–I would recommend!

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  2. 28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Compact yet Powerful, November 26, 2006
    By 
    M and K (Dover, NH) –

    This review is from: Apple iMac Desktop with 17″ Display MA590LL/A (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) (Personal Computers)

    This is not designed to be a technical review stuffed with a lot of jargon and technical data. This is a snapshot summary of what I think to be important to know for the average consumer looking for a more real summary of the iMac often omitted in a technical spec sheet offered by Apple, including set up, ergonomics, etc.

    -Set up was a few minutes initially since I knew all my information. The computer took another 20 minutes or so to automatically download 7-8 updates to the iPod, OS, Quicktime, etc.
    -Stand for the monitor is built in, plugged in the mouse and keyboard, power, and off I went! (No tools except fingers and arms!)
    -No desktop, everything is built into the flat screen
    -In the box the unit is about 25 pounds, including the mouse, keyboard, cables, etc. (I was so surprised how light it was!)
    -8x DVD/CD burner
    -Super fast start up after turning the computer on in as little as 15 seconds (although it seems to vary in certain situations). Shutdown is consistently quick at 13-15 seconds
    -Runs 10.4.8 which offers several advancements over other Mac OS versions
    -5 USBs!!! Three 2.0 USB needed for new iPods and other devices, and two 1.1 USB ports on the keyboard for a mouse or other low speed (or older) devices (plus you get 2 firewire ports… I use one fire wire for my iPod)
    -Runs Windows XP if you buy “Parallels” or Apple’s “Boot Camp” (Beta)… both have received high marks for compatibility, speed, and ease of install. Biggest difference is Boot Camp requires a reboot to use but offers almost full compatibility and the best speed, Parallels can run in parallel (can be launched like any program) but is slower for high end applications (games) and I don’t think offers quite the same external device compatibility (I don’t own Boot Camp, but really like Parallels… see my review of it for more details).
    -160 GB hard drive is roomy for us, OS and everything that we have right now including 804 songs for our iPod is 43 GB leaving us 117 GB free still
    -Built in wireless internet
    -Built in Bluetooth (i.e. good for wireless keyboard or mouse)
    -Ethernet connection for networking computers without wireless/Airport
    -Super clear and bright computer screen and loud speakers (2 built in)
    -1GB memory which I think can be upgraded to 3GB. I also think that this could be upgraded without assistance from a pro using only a Phillips type screwdriver and your fingers. However, as always, seek advice before doing anything like this on your computer.
    -“Mighty Mouse” has a scroll wheel which is super handy. I thought it to be a gimmick but am delighted to find it so useful. My computer also works very well with my Sony Memory Stick Mouse/Drive (see my other reviews for this must have)
    -Built in camera which can take stills or video (it appears as the little 1/4″ x 1/4″ black square at the top center edge of the unit)
    -Extremely friendly to customize, including extensive availability of widgets (I was surprised to see so many different ones so quickly, reminds me of the pre-System 6 days with all the 3rd party freeware)
    -iTunes!!!!
    -Blazing fast internet (we have a high-speed wireless T1 line)

    Con:
    -Price
    -Headphone jack is in the back (although it’s the first plug and thus the easiest to access)
    -I could still use another one or two USB 2.0 ports, keyboard has USB 1.0 connections that aren’t very useful any longer with newer power hungry devices
    -Unable to get bluetooth functionality working
    -Screen saver and energy saver functionality overlap but controls/settings are in different locations so if you turn off the screen saver, energy saver may kick in and turn off your screen… took me a while to figure this out while I chased false system software problems

    Bottom line: you get what you pay for and I highly recommend this item. We liked it so much that Mom got a 20″ version 2 days after we did. Our Grandfather liked it so much he also got the 20″ version about 10 days after we did and will be using it to run Windows XP. We’ll browse the internet safely using Mac OS and then use “Parallels” to emulate XP to do everything else.

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  3. 59 of 67 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The REAL 17-inch iMac, September 29, 2006
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    This review is from: Apple iMac Desktop with 17″ Display MA590LL/A (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) (Personal Computers)

    When friends and family see my 20-inch iMac and decide it’s more than they need, I recommend this one.

    They’re still thanking me.

    Yes, there’s a lower-priced 17-inch Apple computer called “iMac” but it’s really Apple’s replacement for the eMac classroom computer. It comes with a 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 512Mb of system RAM. The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator takes a minimum of 64 Mb from the system RAM plus up to 16 Mb for 3D graphics, leaving 432Mb for the operating system. The optical Combo drive reads CDs and DVDs but only burns music and data CDs. Airport Wi-Fi is built in but there’s no Bluetooth, Front Row media or Apple Remote. It’s a workhorse but hardly a thoroughbred.

    Maybe Apple wanted to go head-to-head with the cheapie PC makers and say “Look! We did it! An iMac for under a grand!” And like a loss-leader Windows PC, once you add all the upgrades you really, really want, you’ll come pretty darn close to the price of this iMac. Some items like Bluetooth and a DVD-burning SuperDrive aren’t even available as upgrades.

    For an extra couple of C-notes, this iMac shares the goods with its 20- and 24-inch siblings: a zippier 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo processor with a 4Mb L2 cache (translation: it’s a rocket sled on greased rails), a full Gigabyte of system RAM, both AirPort and Bluetooth wireless, a SuperDrive that burns CDs and DVDs, an ATI Radeon X1600 graphics processor with its own 128 Mb of video RAM, and Front Row entertainment center with Apple Remote. Like the bigger iMacs, this one already supports every major feature in OS X Tiger like Core Image and Core Audio, and that means it’s ready for Core Animation in OS X Leopard without any hardware upgrades. About the only thing you’ll want to add is a good set of speakers and if you’re not crazy about the Apple Mighty Mouse (an acquired taste), any USB mouse or trackball will do. The iMac won’t care. Just plug it in and get on with your life without so much as a reboot.

    In another review, I dubbed the 20-inch iMac “Still THE computer for the rest of us.” That makes this iMac “The OTHER computer for the rest of us.”

    UPDATE: On August 7, 2007, Apple discontinued the 17-inch iMac. For the price of this iMac, you can now buy the Apple iMac Desktop with 20″ Display MA876LL/A (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive). Bigger screen and hard drive, snazzy good looks inspired by the Apple Cinema Display, and the latest ATI graphics.

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