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New all aluminum iMac  (Source: Apple)

New aluminum Apple keyboard  (Source: Apple)

Apple aluminum wireless keyboard  (Source: Apple)
Everything is clad in aluminum when it comes to Apple's new iMac

Apple today announced a new line of iMacs that replaces the old line of plastic, all-in-one machines the company became famous for. The new line of iMacs bring along upgraded specifications as well as an all new design.

The new iMacs all ship with Intel Core 2 Duo processors running up to 2.8GHz. Improved graphics are also provided thanks to new ATI Radeon HD 2000 series GPUs. Memory capacities increase to a total of 4GB from the previous 2GB limit while users can configure systems with up to TB of storage space.

Apple will have two 20-inch models of the iMac and one high-end 24-inch. The entry-level 20-inch features a 2.0 GHz mobile Core 2 Duo processor, ATI Radeon HD 2400XT GPU and a 250GB SATA hard drive. Stepping up to the mid-range 20-inch model yields a 2.4 GHz mobile Core 2 Duo processor, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro GPU and a 320GB SATA hard drive.
 
The stock 24-inch model has similar specifications as the $1,499 20-inch model, except with a larger screen. However, Apple offers a custom order 2.8 GHz processor upgrade, exclusive to the 24-inch model. The 2.8 GHz processor is a mobile Core 2 Extreme X7900 processor.

All models have 802.11n wireless networking capability, 1GB of system memory and 8x SuperDrives. The processors employed in the new iMacs are Merom-based processors. Apple prices the new iMacs at $1,799 for the 24-inch flagship, $1,499 for a fully loaded 20-inch and $1,199 for an entry-level model.

In terms of design, all plastic surfaces have been replaced with a full aluminum outer shell. The display is also now glass instead of plastic. The new design follows the recent motifs of the MacBook Pro, Mac Pro and even the iPod Nano.

Accompanying the release of the new iMacs is a brand new wireless keyboard of the same design. The new keyboard uses Bluetooth for connectivity and is all aluminum -- except for the keys. Key structure is similar to that of the keyboard found on the MacBook, with the keys popping out slightly above the surface.



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"wireless" keyboard...
By mjcutri on 8/7/2007 3:32:39 PM , Rating: 2
strange, but i swear that I see a wire coming out of the top of that "wireless" keyboard




RE: "wireless" keyboard...
By lufoxe on 8/7/2007 3:35:11 PM , Rating: 2
that's the wired keyboard, the wireless is actually the size of a laptop keyboard. much smaller


RE: "wireless" keyboard...
By mjcutri on 8/7/2007 3:48:01 PM , Rating: 2
I know, but DT made no mention of the wired version in the article, they only mention the wireless keyboard, yet they posted a picture of the wired one. You have to go to the apple site to see the wireless keyboard. I just thought it weird that they mentioned one keyboard in the article and posted a picture of a different one.


RE: "wireless" keyboard...
By Anh Huynh on 8/7/2007 6:02:35 PM , Rating: 2
Added the image of the wireless keyboard.

It's nice looking, but I still think the Logitech DiNuvo Edge is the epitome of sex, in keyboard form.


RE: "wireless" keyboard...
By kelmon on 8/8/2007 3:08:03 AM , Rating: 2
I am majorly pissed about the Bluetooth keyboard design. I know a lot of people didn't like the leaked design of the new keyboard when it was first posted on the Web but I was really looking forward to it, should it turn out to be genuine. For years I've preferred laptop keyboards to "standard" keyboards for the short travel of the keys and overall feel (the sound's nice too) but don't tend to use one for various reasons. Unfortunately, one of the main reasons why I don't use a laptop keyboard for work is that I typically need a numeric keypad and the muppets have decided to remove it from the Bluetooth version. Why? They didn't remove it from the Bluetooth version of the Pro keyboard so why do this now?

I'll end up with the wired version but I REALLY wanted a Bluetooth version of a full keyboard.


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