In 2002 Apple re-designed their CRT-based iMac computer to use a flat-panel LCD screen mounted on a pedestal with a chrome arm permitting the display to be rotated in a number of ways. The pedestal is the actual computer, which contains a G4 processor running at 700MHz in the low-end configuration. This innovative design made the cover of being reminiscent of the Philco TV's of some 40 years prior. This could account for the computer having a simultaneous retro and futuristic appearance. The Pedestal iMac also set a record price/performance level for Apple, retailing for $1299 to $1799. The high-end model has the Apple , which can handle both DVD-R and CD-RW discs.
Packing professional performance into the convenience of an all-in-one design, the new iMac computer includes the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors running up to 2.8 GHz with 4MB of shared L2 cache and up to 4GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory. The iMac line features ATI’s next generation of graphics with the ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB of GDDR3 memory and the ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB of GDDR3 memory. The new iMac now offers up to 1TB of internal storage to accommodate a user’s growing library of digital photos, movies and music.