Apple has finally revealed the new iMacs after failing to make its appearance at the September 12 event where the iPhone 5 was introduced.
The company has presented two versions of iMac: the 21.5-inch and 27-inch versions which are both updated to a new razor-thin form factor and their guts have been also upgraded with Intel Ivy Bridgge processors, bringing USB 3.0 to the Apple desktop.
The new form factor is eighty percent thinner compared to the versions of the previous iMac generations. It also features a screen surface attached directly to the primary IPS LCD panel. The new design of iMac puts less material between the user and the LCD. Apple is making sure that it will result in a clearer screen and a better experience for viewing. The new versions of iMac also weigh lesser than the previous models, shedding off eight pounds of material from their predecessors.
However, the one casualty that was not expected to be taken off is the optical drive, although this can be bought as an add-on.
The screen resolutions are not modified with the 21.5-inch iMac at 1920×1080 and the 27-inch model at 2560×1440. However, a lot may be disappointed with the retina resolution displays taken off for the computer.
Generating a high-DPI display at the sizes essential for both new versions’ displays is difficult and expensive. But the biggest problem to overcome with these new products is looking for a discrete video card that will fit within the tight thermal budget of iMac, which has the horsepower to stimulate that quantity of pixels.
The 21-5-inch and 27-inch versions have 1TB hard disk drives as standard with up to 768 GB of solid state storage that can be purchased as add-on.
Moreover, Apple is aslo allowing you to do both with a new option called as “Apple Fusion Drive.” This is a semi-hybrid set-up with 128 GB of solid state disk backed by a 1 TB or 3 TB traditional hard disk. The preinstalled apps all start out on the flash and documents and other apps on the spinning disk.
The price for the 21.5-inch is at $1299 and the 27-inch version is at $1799.