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Teardown: Inside the iMac Intel 21.5 Inch

iFixit.com
10/23/2013  
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AnandY
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Re : iMac Intel 21.5 inch
AnandY   10/24/2013 12:38:29 PM
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The 2.7 GHz processor on the iMac 21.5 inch is not that impressive and does not leave much to write home about. Most of the modern iMacs and iPads coming into the market have intergrated the new TurboBoost technology into their processors; some can boost the 2.7 GHz to upto 3.6 GHz when under heavy usage. I believe the iMac 21.5" needs this even more. nice design though.

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Teardown
Greg M. Jung   10/23/2013 9:32:36 PM
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Thanks iFixit for taking the time to show us the cutting-edge technology inside this design.  Some of these design techniques are very clever.

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Re: Another great Apple teardown
mrdon   10/23/2013 4:01:27 PM
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Rob,

I agree. The tech inside of the iMac is quite impressive. I was really surprised to see a Texas Instruments Stellaris LM4FS1AH microcontroller and Analog Devices SSM33202 audio amplifer inside of the notebook. Wondering what function the TI microcontrolller plays in the iMac. The iFixit folks are awesome at teardowns: I have their app on my Android phone with all of the cool tips and tricks for repairing today's consumer electronic products. Very nice slides.

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Another great Apple teardown
Rob Spiegel   10/23/2013 9:50:16 AM
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Here's another Apple teardown. Again, it's surprising how much technology is packed into such a slim form. Smartphone were a real breakthrough on tiny tech. The new iPad introduced yesterday is 40 percent slimmer than its predecessor. Amazing.

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