Apple Core i3 iMac

Display Size: 21.5"
Year Model: 2010
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    OS- High Sierra (10.13.4) or El Captitan (10.11.6)
    iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2010 and Mid 2011)
    Processor 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3
    Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4670 256 MB
    1920 x 1080
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    Processor and memory

    3.06GHz Intel Core i3 processor with 4MB level 3 cache, supports Hyper-Threading
    3.2GHz Intel Core i3 processor with 4MB level 3 cache, supports Hyper-Threading
    3.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor with 4MB level 3 cache, supports Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost
    4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM, four SO-DIMM slots support up to 16GB

    Size and weight

    Height: 17.75 inches (45.1 cm)
    Width: 20.8 inches (52.8 cm)
    Depth: 7.42 inches (18.85 cm)
    Weight: 20.5 pounds (9.3 kg)1
    Connections and expansion

    One FireWire 800 port, 7 watts
    Four USB 2.0 ports
    SDXC card slot

    AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking,2 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
    10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)

    Built-in stereo speakers
    Two internal 17-watt high-efficiency amplifiers
    Headphone/optical digital audio output (minijack)
    Audio line in/optical digital audio input (minijack)
    Built-in microphone
    Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
    Environmental Status Report

    iMac is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

    Arsenic-free display glass
    Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosures
    Meets ENERGY STAR 5.0 requirements
    Rated EPEAT Gold4
    Acoustic Performance

    DECLARED NOISE EMISSIONS in accordance with ISO 9296

    Sound Power Level
    LWAd (B)
    1 B = 10 dB Sound Pressure Level
    Operator Position
    LpAm (dB)
    21.5-inch, 3.06 GHz 21.5-inch, 3.2 GHz 21.5-inch, 3.06 GHz 21.5-inch, 3.2 GHz
    Idle 3.0 3.0 18 16
    Hard drive accessing 3.0 3.0 19 16
    CD drive accessing no value 3.3 no value 22
    LWAd is the statistical upper-limit A-weighted sound power level (rounded to the nearest 0.1 B).
    LpAm is the mean A-weighted sound pressure level measured at the operator position (rounded to the nearest dB).
    1 B (bel) = 10 dB (decibel).

    Built-in 21.5-inch (viewable) LED-backlit glossy widescreen TFT active-matrix liquid crystal display with IPS technology
    Resolution: 1920 by 1080 pixels
    Typical brightness: 330 cd/m2
    Millions of colors at all resolutions
    Typical viewing angle: 178° horizontal, 178° vertical
    16:9 aspect ratio
    Graphics and video support

    ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory
    iSight camera
    Mini DisplayPort output with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately)
    Support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes
    Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to a 30-inch display (2560 by 1600 pixels) on an external display

    500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    Optional 2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    Optical drive

    Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL discs at up to 4x speed
    Writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed
    Writes DVD-RW discs at up to 6x speed and DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed
    Reads DVDs at up to 8x speed
    Writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed
    Writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed
    Reads CDs at up to 24x speed
    Electrical and operating requirements

    Line voltage: 100-240V AC
    Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
    Maximum continuous power: 241W
    Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
    Storage temperature: -4° to 116° F (-20° to 47° C)
    Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
    Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet
    Typical acoustical performance
    Sound pressure level (operator position): 18 dBA at idle6
    What’s included

    In the box:

    Apple Wireless Keyboard
    Magic Mouse
    Cleaning cloth
    Power cord
    Install/restore DVDs
    Printed and electronic documentation
    Included software:

    Mac OS X Snow Leopard

    Includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools, and more. Learn more about Mac OS X Snow Leopard


    Includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, and iWeb. Learn more about iLife


    Mac Software

    Logic Express
    Final Cut Express
    Displays and Graphics

    Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
    Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
    Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
    AirPort & Wireless

    Time Capsule
    AirPort Express Base Station
    AirPort Extreme Base Station
    Other Accessories

    Magic Trackpad
    Apple Battery Charger
    VESA Mount Adapter Kit
    AppleCare Protection Plan
    Limited warranty and service

    Your iMac comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer’s purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-authorized technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple support or call 800-823-2775.

    Apple and the global environment

    Learn more about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and process. The Apple Product Environmental Specification details the environmental attributes of our products.


    Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization. Learn more about how to recycle your Mac.

    Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
    Wireless Internet access requires a wireless access point and Internet access, fees may apply.
    PVC-free AC power cord is available in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.
    iMac achieved a Gold rating from EPEAT in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, and the UK.
    1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes, actual formatted capacity less.
    Acoustics measured on standard 21.5-inch iMac systems. Acoustics may vary by configuration.

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