Apple has just announced new iMacs with faster processors, enhanced graphics, next generation Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage. Similar to the new MacBook Airs launched this summer, the new iMacs are also packed with Intel Haswell processors, making them much faster than previous models.
Want an obligatory promotional quote? We have that, courtesy of Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Philip Schiller! ”iMac continues to be the example that proves how beautiful, fast and fun a desktop computer can be. Inside its ultra-thin aluminum enclosure, the new iMac has the latest Intel processors, faster graphics, next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage.”
All in all, there are four new iMac units that are being launched.
- The entry-level 21.5-inch iMac is loaded with a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and new Iris Pro graphics, which, according to Apple, brings about unprecedented levels of integrated graphics performance.
- Snother 21.5-inch model features a 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce 700 series graphics. This has twice the video memory and is faster by 40% than previous iMac models.
- These specs are shared by the 27-inch iMac model.
- Finally, the high-end 27.5-inch iMac model features a 3.5GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core processors, NVIDIA GeFroce GTX 780M series graphics and up to 4GB of video memory.
As mentioned, all of these new iMacs support 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which is said to be the latest in the Wi-Fi technology. What this essentially means is that wireless performance of the new iMacs is three times faster than previous generation of Wi-Fi.
The new Apple iMacs are available for sale starting today from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and selected authorized resellers. Retail price of the entry-level iMacs is $1,299 while the high-end model gets a $1,999 price tag.
Anybody upgrading the iMacs? Are the specs of the new models enough reason to upgrade for you? Share us your thoughts via the comment below. Or better yet, convince me to upgrade my mid-2011 iMac now.