iMac 20-inch Early 2009

The Apple iMac 20-inch Early 2009 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2009 as part of the iMac series. The computer has been introduced on March 3, 2009, and its price started at $1199.

The new iMac features a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB of RAM, 20-inch LCD TFT Display, 320 GB hard drive, slot-loading 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive”, Ambient Light Sensor, iSight camera, built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0 ports, and 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics in the base model.

This iMac has been discontinued on October 20, 2009.

Today iMac 20-inch Early 2009 is 14 years old!

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iMac 20-inch Early 2009 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMarch 3, 2009
DiscontinuedOctober 20, 2009
Model IdentifieriMac9,1
Model NumberA1224
Order NumberMB417LL/A
Original Price$1,199
Weight20 Ibs.
9.071 KG
Dimensions18.5” H x 19.1” W x 7.4” D
47 cm H x 48.51 cm W x 18.79 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8135 “Penryn” (2.66 GHz)
Processor Speed2.66 GHz
Number of Cores2
System Bus1066 MHz
Cache6 MB shared L2 at full processor speed

Storage & Media

Storage320 GB
640 GB
1 TB
Media1 – 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive


Built-in Memory2 GB
Maximum Memory8 GB
Memory Slots2 – PC3-8500 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM 1066 MHz
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in Display20″ TFT LCD glossy widescreen Display
Brightness290 cd/m²
Resolutions640 x 480
800 x 500
800 x 600
840 x 524
1024 x 640
1024 x 768
1280 x 800
1344 x 840
1680 x 1050 (Native)


Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Graphics Memory256 MB GDDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory*
Display Connection1 – Mini DisplayPort (VGA, DVI, or dual-link DVI with adapter)
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 2560 x 1600 pixels
*minimum graphics memory usage is 256 MB


Expansion SlotsNone
Optical Drive InterfaceUnknown
Hard Drive Interface3 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)


Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45 – support for jumbo frames)
ModemApple USB Modem MA034Z/A (Optional)
Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11a/b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 2.1 + EDR
USB4 – 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)
FireWire1 – 800 Mbps
Infrared1 – For Apple Remote only
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
2 – Built-in speakers
Display1 – Mini DisplayPort (VGA, DVI, or dual-link DVI with adapter)


Original OSMac OS X 10.5.6
Maximum OSOS X 10.11.6
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.5
iLife ’09 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Aluminum Keyboard
Apple Mighty Mouse


Backup Battery3 V CR2032 Lithium
Maximum Continuous Power200 W
Line Voltage100-240 V AC

Apple Support – iMac (Early 2009): Technical Specifications

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