Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Apple Introduces New iMacs, Quad-Core, FaceTime HD, Thunderbolt

Right on schedule, Apple has updated their iMac line of computers. This update brings quad-core i5 processors to the entire line, faster graphics, a new FaceTime HD camera, and Thunderbolt. If the i5 isn’t fast enough for you, there is an i7 build-to-order option at up to 3.4GHz.

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)

Excellent updates.

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
Editor, iamthereforeipad.com

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