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iMac. Power. Design. Innovation. All these words dont really appear close in the ordinary dictionary but when it comes to Apple, you can guarantee the products are very coherent. Apple has announced that it has refreshed its line of iMacs with latest hardware that is ready to chew and gobble both your work and play. Read on to find out more.
As always the iMac comes in 2 different sizes, 21.5" and 27". The design is fairly similar to the previous generation iMacs but the internals are now even more powerful, customizable and much more easily accessible. The smaller of the 2 iMacs, the 21" comes with an obvious 21" LED backlit display with 1920 x 1080 resolution. The display is now laminated to the board to reduce glare which used to be a turn off for many users with the previous generation iMacs. The All-in-one iMac runs on Mac OS X Mountain Lion and is also available in 2 configurations: the $1299 version comes with a 2.7Ghz Quad Core Intel i5 processor and turbo-boost upto 3.2Ghz, 4MB L3 cache.
The 2nd version of the 21" iMac comes in at $1499 with a 2.9Ghz Quad Core Intel core i5 processor and turbo-boost upto 3.6Ghz with 6MB L3 cache. You can configure the CPU to Quad core Intel i7 with 3.1Ghz base speed to turbo boost you to 3.9Ghz. 8GB of configurable RAM chips upto 16GB can be upgraded from Apple as well as from third-party manufacturers. A 1TB hard drive which Apple calls it Fusion drive can be configured as a flash storage for faster access with 256GB or 512GB. The $1299 iMac comes with an Intel Iris Pro graphics which is pretty solid for gaming( Rated 7/10 by users on Game Debate) while the slightly higher model with a price tag of $1499 comes with Nividia's Geforce GT 750M with 1GB of DDR5 memory( Rated 7/10 for grahpics performance by Game Debate) for faster graphics. All your work and play should be like a cool winter breeze with top notch hardware. All the top games from 2010 to 2012 should run fine with medium to high settings.
Now the big daddy comes in 2 configurations as well but the exterior remains the same. The screen is a 27" LED backlit IPS display that is laminated to the glass to reduce glare and reflection, brings along with redesigned speakers that are placed at the bottom of the screen. The 27" iMac prepares itself in 2 configurations with a price tage of $1799 and $1999. The former brings in a Quad core Intel core i5 with base speed 3.2Ghz and turbo-boost upto 3.6Ghz and 6MB L3 cache memory. The latter presents a Quad core Intel i5 with 3.4Ghz maxing out at 3.8Ghz and 6MB L3 cache. Both the configurations are presented with 8GB of RAM where in you can add another 8GB or 16GB to make them a total of 16GB or 32GB RAM memory of DDR3 variety clocked at 1600Mhz. The 2 daddys come with 1TB of Fusion storage expandable to 3TB with 256GB, 512GB or even 1TB of flash storage. The $1799 version comes with Nvidia's Geforce GT 755M with 1GB of DDR5 memory( Rated 7/10 by Game debate) while the $1999 version comes with Nividia's Geforce GTX 775M paired with 2GB DDR5 memory. The graphics for the latter can be configured to Nvidia Geforce GTX 780M with 4GB of graphics memory (Rated at 10/10 by Game Debate) meaning your iMac is GTA 5 ready when the game makes it way to PC. You will be able to play all top end games at their Ultra High settings and the Mac wouldnt even break a sweat if you get the $1999 version with the configured graphics. You will be any-game ready for the next 4 years. Now that we've got the major configuration covered, every iMac comes with no less than 4 USB 3.0 ports, a headphone jack, ethernet port (RJ-45), 2 Thunderbolt ports, and an SXCD memory card port. The iMacs come with the usual set of wireless keyboard, a magic mouse along and magic touch pad for the finger gestures. All the above mentioned iMacs are now available at iStore near you so go check them out. As always dont forget to comment and watch the video review below.
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