Oh Apple, we love you!
Just as they have done time and again in the past, they have done it yet again, giving us some new goodies to ponder over and smartly shift the attention away from the "stain" that has tarnished their image a bit lately.
Yes, fellas, quickly diverting our attention from the Locationgate fiasco, Apple has launched new iMacs to cheer us up and try to cover up their leaky image.
The new iMacs are more like the Mac Pro, and somewhat like the MacBook Pro. They now come fully loaded with monster-high graphics, HD cameras, Thunderbolt I/O and much more!
Inclusion of Apple's new-found Intel technology, the Thunderbolt I/O, is the biggest plus coming out of the refresh. There are two Thunderbolt ports on the new iMacs, giving iMac owners the ability to attach two more monitors and literally enjoy a threesome (pun unintended)!
Note: This works only with the 27-inch models as the 21.5-inch models don't have the Thunderbolt ports.
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It doesn't end there with Thunderbolt. There are extra high graphics too, putting the new iMacs on par with the Mac Pros, and a FaceTime HD Camera, matching the MacBook Pros eye for eye. This new HD camera allows the iMacs to do 720p video at the full 16×9 ratio for the first time. Bow down to Apple.
- 21.5-inch models work on Intel's Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM
- Thunderbolt I/O
- FaceTime HD Camera
- The dual protocol chipset enables both DisplayPort and PCI Express devices to run simultaneously through a bidirectional pipeline running 10 Gbps each way
- 21.5-inch iMacs --> 2.5GHz quad-core i5, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 500GB --> $1199
- 27.5-inch iMacs --> 2.7GHz quad-core i5, AMD Radeon HD 6770M and 1TB hard drive --> $1699