Apple Announce New iMacs and MacBooks
"Apple refresh their Mac mini, MacBook and iMac ranges for Christmas."
Updated Apple Products
Apple have announced an updated range of iMacs and MacBooks in time for the holiday season that is approaching. First of all, the two new iMacs, a 21.5" and a new flagship 27" model. Both feature a 16:9 aspect ratio and LED backlighting, the 21.5" boasts a 1920 x 1080 resolution, whilst the 27" model has more screen real-estate than the previous flagship 24" model. The 2560 x 1440 resolution of the new model is a 60% increase over the 1920 x 1080 of the 24" model.
The processing power of the 21.5" model is provided by a 3.06Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, which has 3MB of L2 cache and is combined with integrated Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics as standard, with the option to upgrade to a dedicated ATI Radeon HD 4670 and a larger hard drive. The larger model comes with the same Core 2 Duo as standard, with 2.66Ghz Core i5 and 2.8GHz Core i7 options available. Graphics are provided by a dedicated HD 4670 as standard, although it can be upgraded to a HD 4850 for more power. Both models make use of 4GB of 1066Mhz DDR3 memory, with other options available.
The 21.5" model starts at just £949, with the 27" model starting from £1349. Apple's latest innovation
, the magic mouse, is included as standard will all new iMacs.
Also receiving an update is the MacBook line, gaining a unibody polycarbonate shell like it's bigger brother - the MacBook Pro. This contains a 2.26Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 250GB hard drive and integrated 9400M graphics. It weights just over 2.1kg and pricing starts from just £799. Apple say that battery life is around 7 hours on a single charge.
Finally, the Mac Mini has received a small update in two different configurations. The £499 model utilizes a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of memory and a single 160 GB hard drive. The more expensiv, £650, model has a 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo processor with 4GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. Both make use of Nvidia's integrated 9400M graphics.
There is also an £799 option which includes Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server edition and dual 500Gb hard drives, it is based the 2.53Ghz model.
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