iMac 24-inch Early 2009 Datasheet

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The Apple iMac 24-inch Early 2009 is a personal computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2009 as part of the iMac series. The computer was introduced on March 3, 2009, and its price started at $1,499.

The new iMac features a 2.66 GHz / 2.93 GHz or 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4 GB of RAM, 24-inch LCD TFT Display, 640 GB or 1 TB 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 24-inch Early 2009 is 15 years old!

iMac 24-inch Early 2009 Details

IntroducedMarch 3, 2009 – 15 years ago
DiscontinuedOctober 20, 2009 – 14 years ago
Last Software UpdateOctober 18, 2016 – 7 years ago
Time on the Market231 days (7 months)
Time of Support91 months (7 years)
Model IdentifieriMac9,1
Model NumberA1225
Order NumberMB418LL/A (2.66 GHz)
MB419LL/A (2.93 GHz)
MB420LL/A (3.06 GHz)
Original Price$1,499

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

iMac Early 2009 Tech Specs


ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8135 “Penryn” (2.66 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo E8335 “Penryn” (2.93 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo E8435 “Penryn” (3.06 GHz)
Processor Speed2.66 GHz
2.93 GHz
3.06 GHz
Number of Cores2
System Bus1066 MHz
Cache6 MB shared L2 at full processor speed

Storage & Media

Storage640 GB
1 TB
Media1 – 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive


Built-in Memory4 GB
Maximum Memory8 GB
Memory Slots2 – PC3-8500 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM 1066 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 CardNVIDIA GeForce 9400M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130
ATI Radeon HD 4850
Graphics Memory256 MB GDDR3 shared (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M)
256 MB GDDR3 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 120)
512 MB GDDR3 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 and ATI Radeon HD 4850)
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


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 iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Aluminum Keyboard
Apple Mighty Mouse


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

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