Using an iMac

This lesson explains some of the differences between an iMac and a traditional desktop PC

Using an iMac

An iMac Differs from a traditional desktop PC in its all-in-one design with an integrated monitor and the location of controls and ports, including:

  • No  built in CD/DVD drive (in the 2012 model shown above). Earlier models have DVD players built-in, or an external USB DVD player can be connected.
  • The Power Button is located on the back of computer.
  • USB and SD card ports are on the back of the iMac
  • Additional USB ports are on the side of the keyboard (wired keyboard)
  • Thunderbolt ports

iMac (Rear View)

The rear of the iMac has the following ports available:

  • Headphone jack
  • SD card slot
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x Thunderbolt
  • Gigabit Ethernet (LAN)