Posted by: Brett
Apple has announced today that the newly redesigned 21.5-inch iMac will be available this Friday, November 30th. The 27-inch model will be available to order the same day, although it won’t ship till December.
Both the new 21.5-inch and new 27-inch iMacs were announced last month alongside the iPad mini and 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. Both new iMacs feature a completely new ultra-thin design and measure in at just 5mm thick. They also feature new displays, the latest Intel processors, Fusion Drive, and more.
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.
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Posted by: Brett
Alongside the iPad mini which is expected to be unveiled at an supposed October 23rd press event, Apple is rumored to unveil a 13-inch Retina Macbook Pro (to accompany the 15-inch model) and new Mac minis.
The 13-inch Retina Macbook is expected to come in two different flavors, both with varying processors and storage capacities. The Mac mini on the other hand should be seeing a fairly large upgrade as it has not been update since 2010. It’s likely it’ll feature the latest Intel processors and a separate model will comes with OS X Server pre-installed. Finally, Apple is said to be working on newer, thinner iMacs, but it’s unknown as to whether or not they’ll be announced at the same event or not.
Source: 9to5mac, 2