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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10/24/2012 3:02:27 AM
That's not comparable at all.
I have a custom built system and crushes my friends macbook 15" in performance.
Your friend's Macbook is portable. Yours isn't. Huge, hotkinkyjo difference right there. Way to lose an argument like a BOSS.
AIO's routinely pair laptop-bound GPUs with desktop-bound CPUs. They rarely have the room to properly cool a full desktop GPU without it sounding like a Hoover while idle. Why is that a problem for you?
My "desktop" is infinitely more portable than yours, and it comes with a true 2.5 hour battery that weighs a fraction of several 500A deep-cycle SLA batteries plus inverter. Oh, and it has more pixels than your TV to boot.
"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton
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