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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Impressive. Color calibration from factory.
10/23/2012 9:05:57 PM
"every iMac display is individually color-calibrated using state-of-the-art spectroradiometers to match color standards recognized around the world."
A good 27" screen with that resolution is already $1000 without calibration.
So for another $800 I'm getting a very nice specced computer with wireless keyboard, mouse, speakers, camera, bluetooth, wireless, 2 thunderbolt, SDXC slot, USB3, all with only one cable coming out. All with looks that don't scream cheap plastic pos.
I couldn't even buy the parts separately and come to that price. Never mind it would have to be in a big black box with wires everywhere.
RE: Impressive. Color calibration from factory.
10/24/2012 3:54:11 PM
What you wrote! Show me a AIO windows base PC that does not look like shit, the closest thing to looking good is Vizio's AIO and until I read some good reviews I won't buy one. Love them or hate them Apples designs are clean, tasteful and in some ways artistic. Hell HP's Envy line of laptops are almost a clone of the power book lineup. Seems like Apple is always setting the pace for engineering and everyone else playing catchup. Yes apple does fall behind in some aspects with regards to hardware, like the PowerMac but again show my a case as elegant looking as the PowerMac in the windows word. You ever look inside and see how clean a PowerMac is, no wires bunched up hanging all over, just pure elegance!
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