Apple announces new iMac, Mac mini, 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

Posted by: Brett

Alongside the new iPad mini and the fourth-generation iPad, Apple unveiled three refreshed Mac models today – a new iMac, a new Mac mini, and a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro.

First, the new iMac now features an crazy thin design, measuring in at just 5 millimeters thin, making it thinner than the new iPod touch (which is thinner than the iPhone 5). It has up to 40 percent less volume than the previous iMac and the display reduces reflection by 75 percent. The iMac now features third-generation, quad-core Intel i5 processors which can be upgraded to the i7 as well. You also get 8GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, which can be upgraded to 32GB of RAM and 3TB of storage. The new NVIDIA graphics chips offer up to 60 percent better graphics performance. Finally, you can configure your iMac to include Apple’s new Fusion Drive which puts tasks and files you use most often on the flash storage and things you don’t use as often on the hard-drive. The new iMac will be available next month in a 21.5 inch variant starting at $1299 and in December in a 27 inch variant which will start at $1799.

Next, the Mac mini was also updated, although didn’t receive as many new hardware features as the iMac. It now features new dual-core Intel Core i5 and quad-core Intel Core i7 processors, comes with 4GB of RAM with support for up to 16GB, and now has four USB 3.0 ports. The new Mac mini is available today in Apple retail stores and online starting at $599.

Finally, Apple is now offering a 13-inch variant of the Retina MacBook Pro. With the 13-inch model, you get a 13-inch Retina display, either 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 or you can upgrade to 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 chips, 8GB of ram with up to 768GB of storage, two ThunderBolt ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a FaceTime HD camera. improved speakers, and a MagSafe 2 port. The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is available today in Apple retail stores and online starting at $1699.

Source: Apple, 2

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