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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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RE: Awesome looking stuff!
By darkpaw on 8/7/2007 3:35:58 PM , Rating: 3
That article was pretty skewed in the systems they chose to compare.

Then theres the option that Apple lacks all together, build it yourself. Any PC system over $500 can likely be built much cheaper then bought.


RE: Awesome looking stuff!
By Phynaz on 8/7/2007 3:51:27 PM , Rating: 3
Consumers don't build pc's, enthusiasts do.

Apple computers are targeted towards the enthusiast, they are targeted towards the everyday consumer.


RE: Awesome looking stuff!
By Phynaz on 8/7/2007 3:53:19 PM , Rating: 3
Umm..Make that NOT targeted towards the enthusiast.

Can we have an edit button yet?


RE: Awesome looking stuff!
By rcc on 8/7/2007 4:04:21 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
Can we have an edit button yet?


Nope, have you figured out why yet?

Because people play the game. Edit their post later on and claim not to have said something.

No edit, one of the prices we pay for the jackasses of the world.


RE: Awesome looking stuff!
By lennylim on 8/7/2007 4:26:38 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
Because people play the game. Edit their post later on and claim not to have said something.

An alternative is an edit option that expires 5 minutes after first submission.


RE: Awesome looking stuff!
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 8/7/2007 5:13:24 PM , Rating: 5
A lot can happen in five minutes. Do you guys just ignore the PREVIEW function?


RE: Awesome looking stuff!
By dajeepster on 8/7/2007 5:30:15 PM , Rating: 5
most of the time


RE: Awesome looking stuff!
By dajeepster on 8/7/2007 5:30:53 PM , Rating: 5
*edit*
ALL the time


RE: Awesome looking stuff!
By dajeepster on 8/7/2007 5:30:56 PM , Rating: 2
*edit*
ALL the time


RE: Awesome looking stuff!
By dude on 8/8/2007 11:36:53 PM , Rating: 2
Or an edit button until someone replies to your post?

Ok, how about this one: Edit button enters a new line of text after it automatically inserts:

Post edited by Xxx at X:xx time

There!


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