Here’s an excerpt from Apple’s PR announcement:
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.
Also, here is a breakdown of the model configurations:
21.5″ 2.5GHz Quad Core i5, AMD 6750M, 500GB, $1199 (1 Thunderbolt port)
21.5″ 2.7GHz Quad Core i5, AMD 6770M, 1TB, $1499 (1 Thunderbolt port)
27″ 2.7GHz Quad Core i5, AMD 6770M, 1TB, $1699 (2 Thunderbolt ports)
27″ 3.1GHz Quad Core i5, AMD 6970M, 1TB, $1999 (2 Thunderbolt ports)
I have been waiting to purchase my first Mac. The time is almost here for me to buy. Apple says that the OS X Lion is set for release in summer 2011. I waited for the hardware change, now I have about one or two more months for the software to upgrade.
By Carl W. Brooks