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Tuesday
May032011

Apple Introduces New iMacs

Apple Inc. introduced new iMac computers this morning.

Apple today updated its signature all-in-one iMac® with next generation quad-core processors, powerful new graphics, groundbreaking high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime® HD camera. Starting at $1,199, the new iMac is up to 70 percent faster and new graphics deliver up to three times the performance of the previous generation.

 

The new iMacs feature the Sandy Bridge quad-core Intel Core i5 processor design.   Apple is offering four models.

  •  21.5-inch, 2.5GHz quad-core i5, 4GB (two 2GB) RAM, 500GB HD, AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB, priced at $1,199
  • 21.5-inch, 2.7GHz quad-core i5, 4GB (two 2GB) RAM, 1TB HD, AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 512MB, priced at $1,499
  • 27-inch, 2.7GHz quad-core i5, 4GB (two 2GB) RAM, 1TB HD, AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 512MB, priced at $1,699
  • 27-inch, 3.1GHz quad-core i5, 4GB (two 2GB) RAM, 1TB HD, AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 1GB, priced at $1,999

A quad-core Intel Core i7 processor is a $200 option on the $1,499 and $1,999 models resulting in Core i7 processor speeds of 2.8GHz and 3.4GHz, respectively.

The 21.5-inch models feature a single Thunderbolt port while the 27-inch models come equipped with two Thunderbolt ports.  Four USB 2.0 ports and one Firewire 800 port are included on all models.  A built-in FaceTime HD camera is also standard.

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