|The New IMac|
The new iMac is 5 mm thick at the edges and is 40 percent thinner than the previous versions. The new iMac is available in two screen sizes: 21.5 inches and 27 inches. During the presentation, Phill Schiller showed off the evolution of the iMac revealing how far Apple’s Mac has come from 1998 when it was first launched.
The 27-inch version has a screen resolution of 2,560 × 1,440 pixels and the 21.5 inch version has a screen resolution of 1,920 × 1,080 pixels.
The 21.5-inch version has an Intel Core i5 quad-core processor clocked at 2.7 Ghz. Users can configure this up to 3.2 Ghz using Turbo Boost. There’s also a version of the iMac clocked at 2.9 GHz with i5 which can be configured to an i7 Ivy-Bridge processor clocked at 3.1 GHz.
The 27-inch version starts with 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz. It also has another version starting at 3.2 GHz which can be configured to the 3.1 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 with a Turbo Boost for up to 3.9 GHz.
Both versions have two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3.0 ports. There is no optical drive in the new iMac. In the iMac, Apple is giving users the option of Fusion drive which combines a faster Flash Drive with the traditional Hard Drive. This will let users keep certain frequently used items on the speedy flash storage, while infrequently accessed items will go to the hard drive.
Price for the 21.5 inch iMac: N2 10,600.00 These ships in November.
Price for the 27-inch iMac: N 291,600.00 This ship in December.
The Mac mini The new Mac mini has a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 2.5 Ghz processor with 4GB RAM and up to 500 GB of hard disk space. Price: N97, 200.00