Apple Announce New iMacs and MacBooks Page: 1
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.