You can cost-effectively upgrade a number of components in the iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210.
- Memory: The iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210 shipped with 1 or 2 GB of RAM. EMC 2133 iMacs use PC2-5300 RAM while EMC 2210 iMacs use PC2-6400 RAM. If your iMac is still running with only the stock RAM, upgrading will provide a dramatic performance boost at minimal cost. Upgrading to the maximum of 4 GB can be done very easily.
- Hard Drive: 250 and 320 GB hard drives came standard with the iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210. You can upgrade the drive up to 2TB.
Identification and Background
You can verify that you have a iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210 by checking the processor information through "About This Mac" in the Apple menu.
iMacs tend to look very similar, and it's important to know which machine you have before ordering any replacement parts.
Internally, the iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210 were nearly identical to the late 2006 plastic intel iMacs. 2.0, 2.4, and 2.66 GHz Core 2 duo processors and an external graphics card set the performance of EMC 2133 and 2210 iMacs apart from previous generations.
The style of the new aluminum iMacs are a dramatic departure from the white plastic encased iMacs of the past. The aluminum iMacs were to match the design of the original iPhone, both released at nearly the same time. The glass front panel allows for a richer viewing experience, and even with aluminum and glass accents the 20" aluminum iMac is still lighter than all previous 20" iMac generations.