Apple has updated iMac with fourth-generation Intel quad-core processors, new graphics, next generation Wi-Fi and PCIe flash storage options.
The entry-level 21.5-inch iMac features a 2.7GHz Intel quad-core Core i5 processor and new Iris Pro GPU for graphics performance. The high-end 21.5-inch model and both 27-inch models feature Intel quad-core Core i5 processors with up to 3.4GHz clock speed and Nvidia GeForce 700 series graphics with twice the video memory and up to 40% faster performance than the previous generation. Customers can even upgrade the iMacs to Intel quad-core Core i7 processors with up to 3.5GHz clock speed and Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M series graphics with up to 4GB of video memory, the vendor said.
iMac now supports next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi. When connected to an 802.11ac base station, iMac delivers wireless performance that is up to three times faster than the previous generation, Apple claimed.
The updated iMac now features support for PCIe-based flash storage that makes Fusion Drive and all-flash storage options up to 50% faster than the previous generation. Customers can configure their iMac with a 1TB or 3TB Fusion Drive, and all-flash storage options are now available in configurations up to 1TB.
iMac comes standard with 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive, and customers can choose to configure their iMac with up to 32GB of memory and up to a 3TB hard drive. iMac also comes with two Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports for connecting to external storage and other high performance peripherals.
iMac ships with OS X Mountain Lion, bringing Messages, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, AirPlay Mirroring, Dictation, Game Center and the enhanced security of Gatekeeper to consumers' Mac.
The 21.5-inch iMac is available with a 2.7GHz Intel quad-core Core i5 processor and Intel Iris Pro for a suggested retail price of US$1,299; and with a 2.9GHz Intel quad-core Core i5 processor and Nvidia GeForce GT 750M for a suggested retail price of US$1,499. The 27-inch iMac is available with a 3.2GHz Intel quad-core Core i5 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 755M for a suggested retail price of US$1,799; and with a 3.4GHz Intel quad-core Core i5 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M for a suggested retail price of US$1,999.
Apple new iMacs with fourth-generation Intel processor