Best 2006 to Early 2009 iMac Prices

There have been so many different iMac models since Apple switch to Intel processors in 2006 that we’ve found it easier to divide iMac deals into two pages. This page covers older models, which came in 17″, 20″, and 24″ sizes. The other page covers more recent iMacs, which ship in 21.5″ and 27″ sizes.

White flat panel iMacMac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is supported on all Intel-based Macs introduced prior to 2012, so it works on all iMacs listed on this page. Snow Leopard was the first Intel-only version of OS X and the last version to support PowerPC applications.

All Core 2 Duo and newer models can run OS X 10.7 Lion. OS X 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite work with iMacs as far back as the Mid 2007 models and requires at least 2 GB of system memory (going to 4 GB will really help performance, and Yosemite wants even more to really be unleashed).

Aluminum iMac

For those who can’t afford this much power or who need Classic Mode, an iMac G5 may be an attractive alternative.

We’ve separated the white iMacs from the aluminum models in our listings.

24" white iMac

In choosing the best deals, we factor in estimated ground shipping costs (20″ iMac shipped to Low End Mac headquarters in Michigan). Unless otherwise noted, there is no surcharge for credit card purchases. Vendors are listed in alphabetical order.

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Best White Intel iMac Prices

  • 17″ 1.83 GHz Core 2, $119, PowerMax
  • 17″ 2.0 GHz Core 2, $189, PowerMax
  • 20″ 2.0 GHz Core Duo, $239, PowerMax
  • 20″ 2.16 GHz Core 2, $249, PowerMax

Best Aluminum iMac Prices

  • 20″ 2.4 GHz, $249, DV Warehouse
  • 20″ 2.66 GHz, $399, DV Warehouse, Mac of All Trades
  • 24″ 2.4 GHz, $449, Mac of All Trades
  • 24″ 2.66 GHz, $639, PowerMax
  • 24″ 2.8 GHz, $549, Mac of All Trades
  • 24″ 3.06 GHz, $579, PowerMax

Recent Memory Prices (per module)

Mac OS X and OS X Server Prices

Prices may be limited to quantity on hand. Not responsible for typos.

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White iMacs

  • iMac Core Duo (1/06): 17″ 1.83 GHz, 20″ 2.0 GHz. 2 GB maximum RAM. Built-in iSight. ATI Radeon X1600 graphics with 128 MB (expandable to 256 MB on 20″). 8x dual-layer SuperDrive on both models. OS X 10.4.4 through 10.6.
  • iMac, Education (7/06): 17″ 1.83 GHz. 2 GB maximum RAM. Built-in iSight. Integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics, not recommended for 3D gaming. Combo drive. OS X 10.4.7 through 10.6.
  • iMac Core 2 Duo (9/06): 17″ 1.83 & 2.0 GHz, 20″ & 24″ 2.16 GHz. 4 GB maximum RAM. Built-in iSight. 8x dual-layer SuperDrive. See profile for graphics processors. Entry-level model with Combo drive not recommended for 3D gaming. 1.83 GHz model does not support 802.11n WiFi. OS X 10.4.7 through 10.7, oldest compatible with Lion.

Aluminum iMacs

  • Mid 2007 iMac, Aluminum: 20″ 2.0 & 2.4 GHz and 24″ 2.4 & 2.8 GHz. 4 GB maximum RAM. Glossy display. Built-in iSight. 8x dual-layer SuperDrive. Radeon 2400 or 2600 graphics. 802.11n WiFi. OS X 10.4.10 through 10.8, oldest compatible with Mountain Lion.
  • Early 2008 iMac, Penryn: 20″ 2.4 & 2.66 GHz and 24″ 2.8 & 3.06 GHz. 4 GB maximum RAM. Glossy display. Built-in iSight. 8x dual-layer SuperDrive. Radeon HD 2400 XT or 2600 Pro graphics (Nvidia GeForce 8800 GS optional on 24″). 802.11n WiFi. OS X 10.5.2 through 10.8.
  • Early 2009 iMac, Nvidia: 20″ 2.66 GHz, 24″ 2.66, 2.93, & 3.06 GHz Core Duo CPU. 8 GB maximum RAM. Glossy display. Built-in iSight, 8x dual-layer SuperDrive. Nvidia GeForce 2400M or GT graphics. 802.11n WiFi. OS X 10.5.6 through 10.8.

White Intel iMacs

Used and store refurbished Macs have a store warranty and are not eligible for AppleCare.

DV Warehouse

Ground shipping may add $42 or more.

  • 17″ 1.83 GHz Core 2, 1 GB/80/Combo, $174
  • 17″ 2.0 GHz Core Duo, 1 GB/160/Combo, $199
  • 20″ 2.0 GHz Core Duo, 1/250, $299

Mac of All Trades: 17″ / 20″ / 24″

Ground shipping averages $40. Mac of All Trades has the highest product turnover of any used Mac dealer we track.

  • 17″ 1.83 GHz Core Duo, 1/160/Combo, $129
  • 17″ 1.83 GHz Core 2, 1/160/Combo, $199

Other World Computing

OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard installed (no discs). Free FedEx home delivery.

  • none listed today

PowerMax 17″ / 20″ / 24″

Ground shipping may add $36 or more. OS X 10.4.11 installed.

  • 17″ 1.83 GHz Core Duo, 1/250/SD, X1600 graphics, $169
  • 17″ 1.83 GHz Core 2, 1/160/Combo, GMA 950 graphics, $119
  • 17″ 1.83 GHz Core 2, 512 MB/160/SD, GMA 950 graphics, $149
  • 17″ 2.0 GHz Core 2, 1/160/SD, X1600 graphics, $189
  • 20″ 2.0 GHz Core Duo, 1/250, X1600 graphics, $239
  • 20″ 2.16 GHz Core 2, 2.5/160, X1600 graphics, $249
  • 20″ 2.33 GHz Core 2, 2/500, X1600 graphics, $329
  • lots and lots of other configurations listed

Aluminum iMacs

DV Warehouse

Ground shipping may add $42 or more.

  • 20″ 2.4 GHz Aluminum, 2/250, $249
  • 20″ 2.6 GHz Aluminum, 1/250, $399
  • 24″ 2.4 GHz Aluminum, 2/320, $495

LA Computer Company

Ground shipping may add $36 or more. LA Computer collects sales tax on orders shipped within California. 30 day warranty.

  • none listed today

Mac of All Trades: 20″ / 24″

Ground shipping averages $40. Mac of All Trades has the highest product turnover of any used Mac dealer we track.

  • 20″ 2.4 GHz Aluminum, 2/250, 2400 XT graphics, $349
  • 20″ 2.66 GHz Aluminum, 2/320, 2600 graphics, $399
  • 24″ 2.4 GHz Aluminum, 2/320, 2600 graphics, $449
  • 24″ 2.8 GHz Aluminum, 4/320, 2600 graphics, $549
  • 24″ 3.06 GHz Aluminum, 4/1 TB, GT 130 graphics, $649

Other World Computing

OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard installed (no discs). Free FedEx home delivery.

  • none listed today

PowerMax 20″ / 24″

Ground shipping may add $45 or more.

  • 20″ 2.0 GHz Aluminum, 1/250, 2400 XT graphics, $309
  • 20″ 2.4 GHz Aluminum, 1/320, 2600 Pro graphics, $339
  • 20″ 2.4 GHz Aluminum 2008, 1/232, 2400 XT graphics, $349
  • 24″ 2.4 GHz Aluminum, 4/1 TB, 2600 Pro graphics, $619
  • 24″ 2.66 GHz Aluminum, 4/640, 9400M graphics, $639
  • 24″ 3.06 GHz Aluminum, 4/500, 8800 GS graphics, $579
  • lots of other configurations listed

Used G5 iMacs are listed in our iMac G5 Deals. We also track iMac G4 Deals, eMac Deals, and Mac mini Deals for those who prefer a compact, modular Mac.

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