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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:14 pm    Post subject: Apple Updates iMac Reply with quote

Apple Updates iMac
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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Apple today unveiled a completely new iMac with a thinner design, brilliant display with reduced reflection, and faster processors. According to the company, with third generation Intel quad-core processors, powerful NVIDIA graphics and an innovative new storage option called Fusion Drive, the new iMac is the most advanced desktop Apple has ever made.

"With a stunning design, brilliant display and faster performance, we've made the world's leading all-in-one desktop computer better in every way," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "The all-new iMac is unbelievably thin, yet packs an incredible amount of performance and technology into our most innovative desktop."

The 21.5-inch iMac is available with a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M for a suggested retail price of $1,299; and with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M for a suggested retail price of $1,499.

The 27-inch iMac is available with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M for a suggested retail price of $1,799; and with a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX for a suggested retail price of $1,999.



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the CD/DVD is officially dead now. Laughing

Wonder how much the Fusion option is going to cost? I'm really liking this design.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
Wonder how much the Fusion option is going to cost? I'm really liking this design.

They are charging $250 for it in the Mac mini.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How fast are these processor speeds compared to a Mac Pro of five years ago? Is the iMac getting close to the performance of the older Mac Pros?

How soon until the Mac Pro's aren't really needed anymore?

Video production is the only thing I do that takes up plenty of CPU power. I don't make professional movies for TV or theaters. I create them for the internet. I'll never need a Mac Pro. As a curious user I realize that one day (maybe already) some professionals will decide that the iMac is fast enough for them. Is that true yet?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was all set to buy one, but decided to go with another Mac mini since it lacked the retina display. I think the new design is gorgeous though.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's better a 2.6 quad i7 vs. 2.7 quad i5?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What's better a 2.6 quad i7 vs. 2.7 quad i5?

The quad-core i7 any day of the week. If we are talking about performance alone.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ray Finkle wrote:
What's better a 2.6 quad i7 vs. 2.7 quad i5?

The quad-core i7 any day of the week. If we are talking about performance alone.


Thanks gives me something to think about.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A small gripe, but I think they should have kept the SD slot on the side somehow. Going around to the back is a hassle. An even bigger hassle than getting around to the one on the Mac mini.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A small gripe, but I think they should have kept the SD slot on the side somehow. Going around to the back is a hassle. An even bigger hassle than getting around to the one on the Mac mini.


It is pretty dumb back there, but it's an Apple. Form over function wins again.

That being said iMacs are very easy to spin and because you have few wires out the back it's even easier. You can also get lazy Susan type stands.

Yes dumb, but for the most part it's not a deal breaker. If you are a pro using the slot daily it might be.
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