Desktop Computers

A desktop computer is a non-portable computer for regular use. Desktop computers are typically sizable with significant power requirements and are placed on a desk or table along with its associated computer hardware accessories. Like related computer devices such as laptops and tablets, desktops computers remain popular for making work more comfortable and more efficient through greater capabilities around processing, storing, and retrieving information. Desktop computers were once the normative computers found everywhere, but with the growing popularity and technical capabilities of laptops and tablets, their use is now mostly limited to offices, schools, and home. Desktop computers commonly have a separate silo-like processing tower and cannot function without accessories like the keyboard, mouse, or computer monitor. Apple's iMac computer is the first desktop computer to combine the desktop tower with the computer monitor.

What should you look for in a desktop computer?

When purchasing a desktop computer be mindful of what you intend to use the computer for and create a budget for it. Decide if a laptop or desktop would be a better fit, look at the specs that the computer offers like the processor, RAM, hard drive, graphics, and potential software included.

How long does a desktop computer last?

A desktop computer typically lasts between 3 to 5 years. If it is properly maintained it can last more than 10 years. The factors that change the length of a desktop computer’s lifetime are its maintenance, cooling system, and daily use. If a PC is used daily it will wear down much sooner than if it is only used occasionally.

How many watts does a desktop computer use?

A desktop computer generally uses between 60 to 250 watts depending if it is on sleep mode or in active use. When a desktop computer is in sleep mode it uses about 20 percent of the power it generally uses when it is in use. A laptop consumes 15 to 45 watts while a 22-inch LCD monitors uses about 25 watts.

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Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 17” (2006)
Pair of drawings of the Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 17” (2006) front and side views with measured dimensions and resolution

The Apple iMac (2006) 17" is the smallest workstation designed and developed by Apple in 2006. It is part of the 1st generation of iMacs and was released in January of 2006. This design of the iMac kept the style, design and features of the iMac G5. This iMac was the first to based on Intel’s Core Duo processor instead of PowerPC processors.

It has a ‘build-to-order’ configuration and features a 2.33 GHz intel processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 250 GB hard drive. The Apple iMac Intel Plastic (2006) has a widescreen, all-in-one case, comes with the Apple keyboard, and Mighty Mouse. This model had the Apple operating system, X.

The Apple iMac Intel Plastic 17” (2006) has a height of 16.9” (43 cm), width of 16.8” (42.6 cm), depth of 6.8” (17.3 cm), and weighs 15.5 lb (7 kg). The screen size is 17” (43.2 cm) with a resolution of 1440 x 900 px.

Back and plan view drawings of the Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 17” (2006)
The Apple iMac (2006) 17" is the smallest workstation designed and developed by Apple in 2006. It is part of the 1st generation of iMacs and was released in January of 2006. This design of the iMac kept the style, design and features of the iMac G5.

The Apple iMac Intel Plastic 17” (2006) has a height of 16.9” (43 cm), width of 16.8” (42.6 cm), depth of 6.8” (17.3 cm), and weighs 15.5 lb (7 kg). The screen size is 17” (43.2 cm) with a resolution of 1440 x 900 px.

Back and plan view drawings of the Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 17” (2006)
Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 17” (2006)
Height:
16.9” | 43 cm
Width:
16.8” | 42.6 cm
Length:
Depth:
6.8” | 17.3 cm
Display Size
17” | 43.2 cm
Resolution
1440 x 900 px
Weight:
15.5 lb | 7 kg
Area:

Discontinued: August 7, 2007

Storage
160 GB
Designer
Apple
Release
September 6, 2006

Drawings include:
Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 17” (2006) front elevation, back, side, plan, views with mouse and keyboard

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Apple iMac G4 - 20” (2002)
Pair of drawings of the Apple iMac G4 - 20” (2002) front and side views with measured dimensions and resolution

The Apple iMac G4 20" is the largest desktop computer designed and sold by Apple in 2002. It was sold to the public from January 2002 to August 2004, replacing the iMac G3. The design of the Apple iMac G4 features a mounted LCD screen on an adjustable arm above half a sphere.

It has a tray loading optical drive and uses the PowerPC G4xx-series processor. The arm allows the display to be moved at almost any angle. The iMac G4 was only available in the color white. It was sold with the Apple Pro Keyboard and Apple Pro Mouse.

The Apple iMac G4 20” (2002) has a flexible height between 13.93”-20.9” (35.4-53 cm), width of 20.9” (53.1 cm), depth of 10.6”-17.3” (27-43.9 cm), and weighs 40.1 lb (18.2 kg). The screen size is 20” (50.8 cm) with a resolution of 1680 x 1050 px.

Back and plan view drawings of the Apple iMac G4 - 20” (2002)
The Apple iMac G4 20" is the largest desktop computer designed and sold by Apple in 2002. It was sold to the public from January 2002 to August 2004, replacing the iMac G3. The design of the Apple iMac G4 features a mounted LCD screen on an adjustable arm above half a sphere.

The Apple iMac G4 20” (2002) has a flexible height between 13.93”-20.9” (35.4-53 cm), width of 20.9” (53.1 cm), depth of 10.6”-17.3” (27-43.9 cm), and weighs 40.1 lb (18.2 kg). The screen size is 20” (50.8 cm) with a resolution of 1680 x 1050 px.

Back and plan view drawings of the Apple iMac G4 - 20” (2002)
Apple iMac G4 - 20” (2002)
Height:
13.93”-20.9” | 35.4-53 cm
Width:
20.9” | 53.1 cm
Length:
Depth:
10.6”-17.3” | 27-43.9 cm
Display Size
20” | 50.8 cm
Resolution
1680 x 1050 px
Weight:
40.1 lb | 18.2 kg
Area:

Discontinued: July 1, 2004

Storage
80 GB
Designer
Apple
Release
November 18, 2003

Drawings include:
Apple iMac G4 - 20” (2002) front elevation, back, side, plan, views with mouse and keyboard

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Apple iMac 21.5" (2019)
Screen size drawing with pixel dimensions and resolutions of the Apple iMac 21.5" (2019) computer

The Apple 21.5” iMac (2019) is an all-in-one desktop computer that merges a high-end display with various computer components into a single unified device. Consistently upgraded with new and updated graphics chips, computing processers, and storage devices, Apple’s iMac line continues to be their top desktop offering for home and office use. Released in 2017, the latest aluminum body 21.5-inch iMac includes a high-definition 21.5” diagonal Retina 4K display with an overall resolution of 4096 x 2304. The iMac comes with a Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad, lightning to USB, and power cord.

The Apple iMac 21.5" (2019) has a height of 17.7” (45 cm), width of 20.8” (52.8 cm), depth of 6.9” (17.5 cm), and weighs 12.5 lb (5.66 kg). The Apple iMac 21.5" was released in 2019.

Drawings with dimensions of the Apple iMac 21.5" (2019) computer with measurements for height, width and depth
The Apple 21.5” iMac (2019) is an all-in-one desktop computer merging a high-end display with the computer processors into a unified device. Consistently upgraded with new and updated graphics chips, processers, and storage devices, Apple’s iMac continues to be their top desktop for home and office.

The Apple iMac 21.5" (2019) has a height of 17.7” (45 cm), width of 20.8” (52.8 cm), depth of 6.9” (17.5 cm), and weighs 12.5 lb (5.66 kg). The Apple iMac 21.5" was released in 2019.

Drawings with dimensions of the Apple iMac 21.5" (2019) computer with measurements for height, width and depth
Apple iMac 21.5" (2019)
Height:
17.7” | 45 cm
Width:
20.8” | 52.8 cm
Length:
Depth:
6.9” | 17.5 cm
Display Size
21.5” | 54.6 cm
Resolution
4096 x 2304 px; 219 ppi
Weight:
12.5 lb | 5.66 kg
Area:


Storage
1 TB or 256, 512, 1 TB (SSD)
Designer
Apple
Release
March 19, 2019

Drawings include:
Apple iMac 21.5" (2019) front elevation, side, back, plan; combinations with Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard accessories

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Apple iMac Pro (2017)
Set of dimensioned front and side views of the Apple iMac Pro (2017) with width, height, depth, and resolution

The Apple iMac Pro (2017) features a Retina 5K display, supports one billion colors, and was developed by Apple. It was released on December 14, 2017. It has 1 TB of SSD storage, 1080p FaceTime HD Camera, and a Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics processor.

The Apple iMac Pro (2017) comes with a Magic keyboard that has a numeric keypad and a magic mouse. The processor, memory, and storage can be removed and are not soldered into the device. It also has a glossy glass-covered widescreen, LED backlighting, and IPS technology. This iMac Pro model is still available to the public.

The Apple iMac Pro (2017) has a height of 20.3” (51.6 cm), width of 25.6” (65 cm), depth of 8” (20.3 cm), and weighs 21.5 lb (9.7 kg). The screen size is 27” (68.6 cm) with a resolution of 5120 x 2880 px at 218 ppi.

Pair of scaled drawings of the Apple iMac Pro (2017) from the back and plan views
The Apple iMac Pro (2017) features a Retina 5K display, supports one billion colors, and was developed by Apple. It was released on December 14, 2017. It has 1 TB of SSD storage, 1080p FaceTime HD Camera, and a Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics processor.

The Apple iMac Pro (2017) has a height of 20.3” (51.6 cm), width of 25.6” (65 cm), depth of 8” (20.3 cm), and weighs 21.5 lb (9.7 kg). The screen size is 27” (68.6 cm) with a resolution of 5120 x 2880 px at 218 ppi.

Pair of scaled drawings of the Apple iMac Pro (2017) from the back and plan views
Apple iMac Pro (2017)
Height:
20.3” | 51.6 cm
Width:
25.6” | 65 cm
Length:
Depth:
8” | 20.3 cm
Display Size
27” | 68.6 cm
Resolution
5120 x 2880 px; 218 ppi
Weight:
21.5 lb | 9.7 kg
Area:
Storage
1, 2, 4 TB
Designer
Apple
Release
December 14, 2017

Drawings include:
Apple iMac Pro (2017) front elevation, back, side, plan, views with mouse and keyboard

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Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 20” (2006)
Front and side view illustrations of the Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 20” (2006) with width, height, depth, and resolution

The Apple iMac (2006) 20" is the mid-range workstation designed and developed by Apple in 2006. It is part of the 1st generation of iMacs and was released in January of 2006. This design of the iMac kept the style, design and features of the iMac G5. This iMac was the first to based on Intel’s Core Duo processor instead of PowerPC processors.

It has a ‘build-to-order’ configuration and features a 2.33 GHz intel processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 250 GB hard drive. The Apple iMac Intel Plastic (2006) has a widescreen, all-in-one case, comes with the Apple keyboard, and Mighty Mouse. This model had the Apple operating system, X.

The Apple iMac Intel Plastic 20” (2006) has a height of 18.6” (47.2 cm), width of 19.4” (49.3 cm), depth of 7.4” (18.9 cm), and weighs 22 lb (10 kg). The screen size is 20” (50.8 cm) with a resolution of 1680 x 1050 px.

Illustrations of the Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 20” (2006) viewed from the back and top
The Apple iMac (2006) 20" is the mid-range workstation designed and developed by Apple in 2006. It is part of the 1st generation of iMacs and was released in January of 2006. This design of the iMac kept the style, design and features of the iMac G5.

The Apple iMac Intel Plastic 20” (2006) has a height of 18.6” (47.2 cm), width of 19.4” (49.3 cm), depth of 7.4” (18.9 cm), and weighs 22 lb (10 kg). The screen size is 20” (50.8 cm) with a resolution of 1680 x 1050 px.

Illustrations of the Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 20” (2006) viewed from the back and top
Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 20” (2006)
Height:
18.6” | 47.2 cm
Width:
19.4” | 49.3 cm
Length:
Depth:
7.4” | 18.9 cm
Display Size
20” | 50.8 cm
Resolution
1680 x 1050 px
Weight:
22 lb | 10 kg
Area:

Discontinued: August 7, 2007

Storage
250 GB
Designer
Apple
Release
September 6, 2006

Drawings include:
Apple iMac Intel Plastic - 20” (2006) front elevation, back, side, plan, views with mouse and keyboard

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