iMac 24-inch Early 2008

The Apple iMac 24-inch Early 2008 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2008 to 2009 as part of the iMac series. The computer has been introduced on April 28, 2008, and its price started at $1799.

The new iMac features a 2.8 GHz or 3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB of RAM, 24-inch LCD TFT Display, 320 GB or 500 GB hard drive, slot-loading 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive”, Ambient Light Sensor, iSight camera, built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, USB 2.0 ports, and 256 MB ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics in the base model.

This iMac has been discontinued on March 3, 2009.

Today iMac 24-inch Early 2008 is 15 years old!

iMac 24-inch Aluminum
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iMac 24-inch Early 2008 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedApril 28, 2008
DiscontinuedMarch 3, 2009
Model IdentifieriMac8,1
Model NumberA1225
Order NumberMB325LL/A (2.8 GHz)
MB398LL/A (3 GHz)
Original Price$1,799
Weight25.4 Ibs.
11.521 KG
Dimensions20.5” H x 22.4” W x 8.1” D
52.07 cm H x 56.9 cm W x 20.57 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8235 “Penryn” (2.8 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo E8435 “Penryn” (3 GHz)
Processor Speed2.8 GHz
3 GHz
Number of Cores2
System Bus1066 MHz
Cache6 MB shared L2 at full processor speed

Storage & Media

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


Built-in Memory2 GB
Maximum Memory4 GB (Apple)
6 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots2 – PC2-6400 200-pin DDR2 SO-DIMM 800 MHz
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in Display24″ TFT LCD glossy widescreen Display
Brightness385 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 1000
1920 x 1200 (Native)


Graphics CardATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS
Graphics Memory256 MB GDDR3 (ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO)
512 MB GDDR3 (NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS)
Display Connection1 – Mini-DVI (DVI, VGA, Composite, and S-video with adapter)
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 1920 x 1200 pixels on Digital
Up to 2048 x 1536 pixels on Analog


Expansion SlotsNone
Optical Drive InterfaceUltra ATA/100
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 2.0 + EDR
USB3 – 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)
FireWire1 – 400 Mbps
1 – 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-DVI (DVI, VGA, Composite, and S-video with adapter)


Original OSMac OS X 10.5.2
Later OSMac OS X 10.5.4
Maximum OSOS X 10.11.6
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.5
iLife ’08 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)
iWork ’08 (30-day trial)

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
Apple Mighty Mouse
Apple Remote


Backup Battery3 V CR2032 Lithium
Maximum Continuous Power280 W
Line Voltage100-240 V AC

Apple Support – iMac (Early 2008): Technical Specifications

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