Refurbished Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-Inch (Mid-2009) - MC015LL/A

  • Refurbished Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-Inch (Mid-2009) - MC015LL/A
  • Refurbished Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-Inch (Mid-2009) - MC015LL/A

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Refurbished Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-Inch (Mid-2009) MC015LL/A

Apple iMac Intel AluminumThe iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-Inch Aluminum (Mid-2009/Education Only) -- which only was available for sale to educational institutions -- features a 2.0 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor, with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz system bus, 1 GB of RAM (1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM), a 160 GB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD±R DL "SuperDrive", NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics with 128 MB of memory shared with the system, a built-in iSight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 20" glossy TFT Active Matrix LCD (1680x1050 native) display.

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode.

Compared to the higher-end iMac "Core 2 Duo" (Early 2009) models, this model has a slower processor and half the shared level 2 cache, a smaller hard drive, less RAM (and half the maximum RAM capacity), less shared DDR3 video memory, and no support for internal Bluetooth. By default, it shipped with a keyboard without the numeric keypad.


April 7, 2009 March 4, 2010
Details: The "Introduction Date" typically refers to the date a model was introduced via press release although one was not issued for this model. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
1 (2 Cores) 64-Bit
2881 3183
1154 2026
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for asingle processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the iMac9,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details: When last updated, Geekbench 3 only provided sufficient 32-bit performance data for this model.
2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo (P7350)
Details: All Intel "Core 2 Duo" processors include two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.
Details: N/A
Soldered* Integrated
Details: *Officially, Apple provides no support for upgrading the processor in any Intel-based iMac models, but many models have the processor socket-mounted which makes upgrading the processor feasible. As this model has much in common with the "Early 2009" Mac mini, which has the processor soldered to the motherboard, it seems probable that this model does as well.
1066 MHz 2.0 GHz (Built-in)
Details: 1066 MHz frontside bus.
EFI 64-Bit
Details: N/A
32k/32k 3 MB (on chip)
Details: Includes a 3 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
PC3-8500 DDR3 1066 MHz
Details: Supports 1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SO-DIMMs (204-pin).
1 GB 8 GB*
Details: By default, 1 GB of RAM is installed as a single 1 GB SO-DIMM module. One slot free.

*Apple originally supported 4 GB of RAM in this model, and it was believed to have an artificial EFI limitation that prevented 8 GB of RAM from being recognized. However, Apple later began to support 8 GB of RAM.
None 2
Details: This model supports two 2 GB modules -- one in each slot for a maximum of 4 GB of memory.
GeForce 9400M Integrated
Details: This model has a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M that shares memory with the system.
128 MB 128 MB
Details: Apple reports that "memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs" and that the minimum graphics usage is 128 MB with this model.
20.0" Widescreen 1680x1050
Details: This model has a 20.0" "glossy" TFT widescreen active matrix display with a native resolution of 1680x1050. Apple also reports a "typical" brightness of 290 cd/m2, contrast ratio of 800:1, and viewing angle of 160 degrees horizontal and 160 degrees vertical.
Dual/Mirroring 2560x1600
Details: Apple reports that this model simultaneously supports the native resolution of the built-in display and up-to a 30-inch external display (2560x1600).
160 GB Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
8X DL "SuperDrive" None
Details: Apple reports that the slot-loading 8X "SuperDrive" with 4X double-layer burning (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) "writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 4x speed, writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed, writes DVD-RW at up to 6x 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, [and] reads CDs at up to 24x speed."
None 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: External Apple USB Modem offered for US$49.
802.11a/b/g/n None
Details: AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) standard. This model does not support internal Bluetooth.
4 (2.0) 1 (800)
Details: Four USB 2.0 ports and one Firewire "800" port (7 watts). Apple advertises that this system has "six" USB 2.0 ports, counting four on the system and two on the keyboard.
None None
Details: N/A
Apple Keyboard* Mighty Mouse
Details: *By default, this model comes with a small aluminum "ultrathin, compact wired keyboard" that lacks the numerical keypad.
All-in-One iMac Core 2 Duo (2009)
Details: The "Early 2009" and "Mid-2009" iMac "Core 2 Duo" models use an all-in-one "aluminum and glass" enclosure on an aluminum stand that is essentially the same as the previous "Aluminum" iMac models, but the "supporting foot" is tapered toward the front rather than squared off.
MC015LL/A Mid-2009 (Edu)
Details: The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
A1224 (EMC 2266) iMac9,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
Details: N/A
X 10.5.7 Current*
Details: *If upgraded to at least 2 GB of RAM, this system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" and OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" as well as OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" except for Power Nap and AirPlay Mirroring functionality (which also requires an Apple TV 2nd Gen or later). It does support Mac-to-Mac AirDrop capability.

Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X -- like Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite -- are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or earlier.
XP SP2 (32-Bit)* 7 (32-Bit)*
Details: *Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit version of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
None Boot/Virtualization
18.5 x 19.1 x 7.4 20 lbs. (9.1 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (46.9 cm, 48.5 cm, 18.9 cm).

In the Box
Refurbished Apple 20" iMac  MC015LL/A



Grade A/B – Great Condition, works perfectly with a possibility of only the slightest marks or small scratches.