These past few months Apple has been upgrading their computer lineup, reminding us that they still create computers. Last April they upgraded their Mac Book Pro then the next month they upgraded their Mac Book.
This month the iMacs will get some serious upgrade specially in the Processor and Display department, not only in the graphics card section but also on the monitor side.
Just like their cousin the Macbook, the iMacs receives those new Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors in place of the Core 2 Duo processor, then upgrades in graphics card, Apple this time chooses to use ATI and not NvDIA which they used for the MacBook Pro. You can choose any of the following; ATI Radeon HD 4670 with 256 MB (GDDR3) RAM, ATI Radeon HD 5670 with 521 MB (GDDR3) RAM or ATI Radeon HD 5750 with 1 GB (GDDR3) RAM. For the display, Apple made it simple; either get the 21.5 inches (1920 by 1080 pixels)or just the 27 inches (2560 by 1440 pixels), and are using LED-backlit TFT active-matrix LCD with IPS technology. Nows here the good part, the price range for these babies are from $1,199.00 to $1,999.00, of depending on the configuration that you will be getting.
The Intel Core i7 is per order basis only, that is why it is not listed on their web site, one can only imagine the specs and price of this baby. Just to complete the lineup, I took a liberty in configuring my own 27 inches-i7 model iMac (without the price of course).
For a quick look on the different configuration, you can check the chart below (27 inches-i7 model included) :
I guess, the specs is geared towards those who are in the multimedia content creation like Video editors, photographers and graphic designer. The 27 inches-Core i5 is more than enough for me. Just hope there will be games that can be installed on this rig. 🙂
Last modified: July 28, 2010