Design: The major difference to the Apple iMac MB418LL / A in comparison to other iMac models is the 24-inch screen. All other cosmetic features are maintained with the only other addition to the design being a row of ports on the back of the iMac along with an additional USB 2.0 port as well as replacing the Mini DVI output with a Mini DisplayPort jack. The default wired keyboard also lacks a number pad further shrinking the desktop's space footprint.


Specifications: The Apple iMac MB418LL / A's 24-inch display can scale up to its native resolution of 1920×1080 or 1080p. Unfortunately, the system does not come with a Blu-ray drive. However, for its price it does include a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB worth of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM and a 256MB (shared) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics. The system offers a 640GB 7200RPM hard disk drive to go with the standard dual-layer DVD burner. Connection-wise the system offers Gigabit Ethernet, wireless 802.11 n wi-fi and Bluetooth. The system runs on Apple's Mac OS X 10.5.6.

Features & Performance: As an all-in-one system the Apple iMac MB418LL / A does surprisingly well with an all-round performance for all tasks. In multitasking the system is still the hands-down champion and with its improved graphics it can now handle more 3D applications. While it would not run Crysis with everything max-ed out it can handle Quake 4 on wide-screen resolution with some tweaking so gaming performance is respectable if not impressive for an all-in-one system. In a direct comparison with other competitors the system also saves a whole lot more power.

All in all, the Apple iMac MB418LL / A is an exceptional all-in-one desktop personal computer system that can not only handle all tasks including gaming but it also includes an impressive 24-inch display. This allows for 1080p HD media in all its splendor and thanks to its awesome price it is the perfect multimedia hub for today's computer using family. Thanks to its all-round performance it should also fit quite well on any corporate exec or designer's desk with equal aplomb.