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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:41 am    Post subject: Apple Updates iMac Reply with quote

Apple Updates iMac
Monday, April 28, 2008
Posted by: Glenn

Apple today updated its all-in-one iMac line with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors. With prices starting at $1,199, the new iMac includes faster processors with 6MB L2 cache and a faster 1066 MHz front-side bus across the entire line, and 2GB of memory standard in most models. The 24-inch iMac now offers a 3.06 GHz Intel processor and the high-performance NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics as options.

"The iMac's gorgeous aluminum and glass all-in-one design has been an incredible hit with our customers and is just one of the reasons Mac sales are growing three and a half times faster than PC sales," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "With the latest Intel processors, a faster new graphics option and more memory, customers now have even more reasons to love the iMac."

The new 20-inch 2.4 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,199 (US), includes:
- 20-inch widescreen LCD display;
- 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with a 1066 MHz front-side bus;
- 1GB of RAM;
- 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
- ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB memory;
- built-in iSight video camera;
- built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
- 250GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
- mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
- built-in stereo speakers and microphone;
- the infrared Apple Remote, Mighty Mouse and Apple Keyboard.

The new 20-inch 2.66 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US), includes:
- 20-inch widescreen LCD display;
- 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with a 1066 MHz front-side bus;
- 2GB of RAM;
- 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
- ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory ;
- built-in iSight video camera;
- built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
- 320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
- mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
- built-in stereo speakers and microphone;
- the infrared Apple Remote, Mighty Mouse and Apple Keyboard.

The new 24-inch 2.8 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,799 (US), includes:
- 24-inch widescreen LCD display;
- 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with a 1066 MHz front-side bus;
- 2GB of RAM;
- 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
- ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory ;
- built-in iSight video camera;
- built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
- 320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
- mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
built-in stereo speakers and microphone;
the infrared Apple Remote, Mighty Mouse and Apple Keyboard.

The new 24-inch 3.06 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $2,199 (US), includes:
- 24-inch widescreen LCD display;
- 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with a 1066 MHz front-side bus;
- 2GB of RAM;
- 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
- NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512MB memory;
- built-in iSight video camera;
- built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
- 500GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
- mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
- built-in stereo speakers and microphone;
- the infrared Apple Remote, Mighty Mouse and Apple Keyboard.



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just read another thread that said that the Apple Store was down, checked to see for myself and stumbled across these babies...

My eyes popped out of my head! Shocked

Such a pity that they're all fitted with glossy screens, I might well have been tempted to trade the Mini in....
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They would have to dump the gloss and the TN panels in the 20" for me to even consider buying one. I just hope they update the Mac mini soon so I buy another one for HTPC. Actually, I'm going to swap them, but you get the point.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No new minis! Sad

Oh well, hopefully they will come next week.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mac mini - 100 euros for europeans : 499 and 699 euros Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need an update to the Mac minis too!

Is the GMA X3100 good enough for Starcraft 2, anyway? Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the new iMacs spec wise, but I'm going to wait to see what Apple has up their sleeves (if anything) with the Mac mini. I just don't think that I could get used to staring at a glossy screen all day. I would rather keep using my 22" Viewsonic LCD.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monday updates? What's the world coming to? Wink

A nice little update. I'm suprised that Apple got their hands on Montevina first.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those of you that like iMacs but not glossy screens, the white 20" model with the GOOD panel can now be had cheaply from the Apple refurb store. I believe that the 2.16 ghz white model is actually faster the 2 ghz aluminum model.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
For those of you that like iMacs but not glossy screens, the white 20" model with the GOOD panel can now be had cheaply from the Apple refurb store. I believe that the 2.16 ghz white model is actually faster the 2 ghz aluminum model.

I thought about doing that with a 24" and having Colorware paint the case back or silver. I was never crazy about the glossy white finish. I just don't know if it's worth the hassle. It's a shame that Apple seems to be moving totally away from matte displays. I mean thank god for the Mac mini, MacBook Pro and Mac Pro. They are all we have now. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the bus speed enhancements. I think the 800MHz bus was holding the iMac back a bit.

Now I'd like to see a 1066Mhz bus on the MBP Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When is Apple going to show the Mac mini some love? I'm starting to get tired of waiting around on them. Come on guys! Mad
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MichaelZ wrote:
When is Apple going to show the Mac mini some love? I'm starting to get tired of waiting around on them. Come on guys! Mad


It should be next, but who knows with Apple. Maybe they are wating on EPEAT to test the new minis. It seems like giving an environmental status report is all the rage these days. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i also heard remours that apple will update the mini next week also.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClunkClunk wrote:
Now I'd like to see a 1066Mhz bus on the MBP Smile

Yeah, but not right away. I just got mine after the last update. And please don't tell me the Montevina MBPs will come with an Apple remote again. I was mad enough when I saw that Apple was still throwing one in with the new iMacs. Sad

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