Apple has refreshed its iMac lineup with 21.5 and 27-inch widescreen displays. The
new iMac line – starting at $1,200 – features a wide range of Intel
processors, including the Core 2 Duo, Core i5 and i7 quad-core.
“The iMac is widely praised as the best desktop computer in the world and today we are making it even better,” claimed Apple’s Philip Schiller.”With brilliant LED displays and the revolutionary Magic Mouse, the new iMac delivers an amazing desktop experience that we think customers will love.”
The recently introduced iMac lineup offers LED-backlit displays with a 16:9 aspect ratio for HD video. In addition, the 21.5-inch model includes a high resolution 1920-by-1080 pixel display, while the 27-inch iMac boasts a 2560-by-1440 pixel display.
Both iMacs offer improved graphics capabilities, with Nvidia GeForce 9400M or ATI Radeon HD 4670 in the 21.5-inch model, and ATI Radeon HD 4670 or ATI Radeon HD 4850 in the 27-inch model.
The two machines also include 4GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 memory (expandable to 16GB), video camera, mic, stereo speakers, Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth, Ethernet, four USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port and an SD card slot.
Apple has also upgraded its $600 entry-level Mac Mini, with a faster 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, a 160GB hard drive, five USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800, Nvidia GeForce 9400M integrated graphics and a SuperDrive.
The $800 iteration is loaded with a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of memory and a 320GB hard drive.
Finally, Apple introduced a $1,000 Mac Mini that is specially configured with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server and two 500GB hard drives.
The Mac Book received a much-needed upgrade in time for the holiday season.
The $1,000 entry-level laptop features a polycarbonate unibody design, LED-backlit display, glass multi-touch trackpad and a seven hour integrated battery.
In addition, the 4.7 pound Mac Book includes a 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 3MB shared L2 cache, 2GB RAM, 250GB hard drive, slot-load 8X SuperDrive, two USB ports and an Nvidia GeForce 9400M.
Club Cupertino has also designed a friendly, wireless Magic Mouse for $70. The upgraded input device uses multi-Touch technology, which allows customers to navigate using intuitive finger gestures. Indeed, the entire top of the Magic Mouse comprises a “seamless” Multi-Touch surface.