New 2012 iMac Makes Debut

 

  • Quad-core i5 or i7 processors
  • 55mm thin
  • LED panel

Apple has been very very busy. Following the announcement of the iPad Mini and Macbook Pro 13-inch, the company has also unveiled the new iMac, which is a whopping 80% thinner than the older model.

 

  • Quad-core i5 or i7 processors
  • 55mm thin
  • LED panel

Apple has been very very busy. Following the announcement of the iPad Mini and Macbook Pro 13-inch, the company has also unveiled the new iMac, which is a whopping 80% thinner than the older model.

The Apple 2012 iMac features quad-core i5 or i7 processors with an 8GB RAM base with the ability to expand. The device is only 55mm thin and has an LED panel with up to 75% less glare over the previous model.

The new iMac will ship in two versions a 21.5-inch and a 27-inch, both featuring HD webcam and four USB 3.0 ports.

However, one notable loss is the missing optical drive with Apple advising that those who still want an optical drive will need to buy a separate one.

Apple has also announced a brand-new form of storage for the iMac called the Fusion Drive, which is yet to be seen. This unique system fuses a 128GB SSD hard drive along with a 1TB or 3TB HDD. By combining the two they can increase the speed and efficiency of the iMac's hard drive.

An iMac model with a 21.5-inch screen will start shipping in November for US$1,299 and up, Schiller said. A 27-inch version will start at $1,799.

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