As I read the live blogs from Gizmodo yesterday, eagerly waiting for what Apple is gonna shove down consumers throats this time. I was very impressed as to how thin the new iMac’s are, at first it seemed like a CG rendering of a futuristic super thin computer of some sort which is pretty ridiculous. The new models are just around 5mm thick which is 80% thinner than the previous iMacs. The new models are available in the usual 21.5-inch and 27-inch versions, while the 27-inch version has a 2560 x 1440 resolution, but no retina display here, so sorry folks. And after checking out the specs it seems pretty impressive too, the iMac’s are available with quad-core i5 or i7 processors with up to 32GB of RAM (wow!), and you can have as much as 768GB of flash storage. And when you come to think of it, it’s even more impressive when you think about how they were able to cram all of this into the new super thin iMacs.
The two versions each has four USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolts, an SD card, a gigabit ethernet, a new “fusion drive” with 128GB of flash storage plus 1 or 3 TB of hard drive combined into one hard drive. The 21.5-inch model starts at $1300 and ships in November, and the 27-inch version starts at $1800 and ships in December.
The specs are really impressive, but when you think about the cost of these machines, you really have to be into iMacs to be shoving around almost 2k dollars worth to a machine that is going to be replaced again next year. And when you can buy a PC a helluva lot more powerful than these if you spend the same amount of money for a PC. But anyway, that’s just me, I like Apple products I absolutely love my iPhone, (iPods and iPads) but being a PC power user, Macs are a different story.
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