Apple Updates iMac Lineup With Haswell CPUs, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, GeForce 700 Graphics, and More

Posted in Apple, Apple News, Mac on 24/09/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has issued updates to it’s iMac lineup of all-in-one desktop computers. The updates bring Intel’s latest Haswell processor platform, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Nvidia’s new GeForce 700 series graphics, and more to the venerable computer lineup.

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AppleInsider:

The new iMac also sports faster PCIe flash storage options to boost performance. It comes in the same thin design debuted by the company last year.

It will cost you $1,299 for the entry-level 21.5-inch iMac, which features a 2.7-gigahertz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and new Iris Pro integrated graphics.

On the other end of the scale, starting at $1,999, Apple’s new top-of-the-line iMac boasts quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 3.5 GHz and Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M series graphics with up to 4GB of video memory.

The updated computers also feature 802.11ac Wi-Fi capabilities, which can deliver wireless connectivity up to three times faster than 802.11n wireless equipped devices.

The new iMac also boasts support for PCIe-based flash storage that makes both Fusion Drive and flash storage options up to 50% faster than previous generation solutions. Customer can configure their iMac with a 1 to 3 TB Fusion Drive, or up to 1 TB of flash storage.

The iMac comes standard with 8 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB hard drive. Options include configurations of up to 32 GB of memory, and a 3 TB hard drive.

The iMac also includes four USB 3.0 ports, in addition to two Thunderbolt ports. Allowing the use of external storage and othe high-performance peripherals.

The new iMacs are available now at apple.com/imac.


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J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.