Quick Note: Apple Announces New, 5mm Thick iMacs
October 23, 2012 1:47 PM
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Thin is in at Apple
In case you haven't noticed, Apple is always on a mission to make its devices thinner. We saw that with the
new iPhone 5
, and we saw it again today with the new
13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Apple is now taking that extreme drive to makes its device thinner to the iMac. The new iMac is just 5mm thin, roughly 80 percent thinner than the previous generation model.
It includes an 80211n Wi-Fi, up to 3TB HDD, NVIDIA
graphics, four USB 3.0 ports, GbE, Thunderbolt, and your choice of Core i5 or Core i7 processors. The new iMac also comes with 128GB of flash storage standard, which is then combined with 1TB to 3TB HDD.
Using what Apple calls "Fusion", the OS and all of your core applications are stored on the flash drive, while your user files and applications you don't use often are stored on the slower HDD. If you use applications that are stored on the HDD more often, they'll automatically be migrated over to the flash drive for faster access.
The 21.5" model (2.7GHz quad-core i5, 8GB, GeForce GT 640M, 1920x1080, 1TB) starts at $1,299. The 27" model (2.9GHz quad-core i5, 8GB, GeForce GT 660M, 2560x1440, 1TB) starts at $1,799. The 21" model will ship in November, while the 27" model will ship in December.
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10/23/2012 3:05:18 PM
How much space it takes up is actually going to be based on the height and the width of the stand. One might be able to argue that a thinner laptop benefits the user, but this is purely superficial.
At the same time, I can't really think of anything that would be a downside about this to most users... unless they got rid of the optical drive. I didn't see that mentioned here.
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