First up is the the new
iMac line which now features high resolution 16:9 displays. The
new iMacs are available in 21.5" and 27" flavors in
resolutions ranging from 1920x1080 to 2560x1440. The "low-end"
21.5" model will come packing a 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo processor,
GeForce 9400M graphics, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD. The 27"
model will be available with ATI Radeon HD 4670 or ATI Radeon HD 4850 discrete graphics -- Core i5 and Core i7 quad-core processors will also be available next
month. Prices will start at $1,199 for the 21.5" iMac and $1,699
for the 27" iMac.
Moving on to the Mac
mini, Apple has made the usual spec bumps here and there to keep
the product relevant in today's market. Base systems now come with a
2.26GHz processor and 2GB of RAM -- the price tag is a still hefty
$599 and you still have to purchase a monitor to get it running.
Perhaps the more interesting addition to
the Mac mini family is a new model priced at $999 which comes
pre-installed with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server. This particular
model incorporates two 500GB HDDs. Other features include a 2.53GHz
Core 2 Duo processor and 4GB of RAM.
Moving on to the notebook side of
things, Apple has finally updated the look of its hugely
popular MacBook. The new MacBook features a "unibody"
polycarbonate body, LED-backlit 13" display, multi-touch
trackpad, and a built-in battery which offers up to 7 hours of battery
life. The 4.7-pound notebook comes equipped with a 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo
processor, 250GB HDD, 2GB of RAM, and a GeForce 9400M IGP. The
MacBook no longer features a Firewire port -- you'll have to upgrade
to the more expensive MacBook Pros to get that feature. The MacBook
retains its price of $999.
Finally, Apple is taking yet another
stab at creating a mouse for its computers. Apple's previous attempts
at mice have been less than popular with users, but the company hopes
to strike gold with the new Magic
Mouse. The Bluetooth mouse -- for better or worse -- continues with just a
single button. However, it has multi-touch capabilities similar to
the multi-touch trackpads on the current MacBooks and MacBook Pros.
The mouse will retail for $69.
quote: I'll have to check it out to be sure, but it can't be any worse than the Mighty Mouse®
quote: but keep your unjustified anti-PC rubbish to yourself.
quote: I forget that PC users are those really slow types that must have everything be explained like a two years old.
quote: Perhaps the more interesting addition to the Mac mini family is a new model priced at $999 which comes pre-installed with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server. This particular model incorporates two 500GB HDDs. Other features include a 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo processor and 4GB of RAM.
quote: I'm sure a company like Macminicolo will think it's great there now is a model without the optical drive and a second hard drive instead.
quote: I understand that most Win users are extremely jealous of Apple's products. But is it Apple's fault that most of you Win users can't afford to buy Apple's products.
quote: Imagine that, feeling proud about spending money for a game rig that does nothing but to play games on?
quote: that's why i find most Win users pathetic. you see i get a Mac to do my work on, to be productive. you know, like making money. Not to sit on my ass 24/7 playing games.
quote: get a life. most importantly get a job.
quote: and no one buys a Mac to feel superior those are practices of typical Win users who brag about their graphic cards, cpu, etc. And all that for what? Just to play games with.
quote: You see, in general the typical Mac users are just exponentially smarter to begin with than a Win user
quote: they want something where everything just work.
quote: Everyone know OS X is light years ahead than the overpriced Windows 7 Service Pack.
quote: Only losers have home parties for some software launch.
quote: Every time they release a product, every PC vendors panic and try to follow. Dell and other are copying the iMac.
quote: You see, in general the typical Mac users are just exponentially smarter to begin with
quote: they buy a Mac because they want something where everything just work.
quote: I understand that most Win users are extremely jealous of Apple's products.
quote: But is it Apple's fault that most of you Win users can't afford to buy Apple's products.
quote: Why don't you get out of your mum's basement, loose those excess body fat and find a decent job rather than playing games 24/7.
quote: At least then you can afford to buy that new Bug Patch Service Pack known as Windows 7.
quote: What I love about gaming on the Mac is ... I mean when you go to the PC games section it's like *whoaaoa* there's so many!! But for the Mac there's just like, six! And you know which ones are good because you played them on your friend's PC two years ago!
quote: It's a Mac and not a top end model, so you're not going to run any 3D games on it or any other Mac.
quote: There clearly is a difference in what the consumer wants and what Anandtech readers want.
quote: Mac users want Macs, and they will pay whatever Apple asks, because they do not have any choice.
quote: The typical DailyTech reader is tech savvy. Mac's target audience is the non-savvy market.
quote: It's a monitor not a television.
quote: Only idiotic fools think a computer is a status symbol.
quote: Why would I pay to drive a 200hp Lexus when I can jam a 300hp engine into a Chevy cobalt
quote: ..new product onslaught includes...