Apple iMac updated with Haswell and next-gen WiFi

Apple iMac updated with Haswell and next-gen WiFi
September 25 00:15 2013 Print This Article

Apple iMac 2013

Without the usual fanfare expected from Apple, the company that brought you the iPhone has announced its refreshed iMac lineup, now with new hardware for a more optimum performance.

The new 21.5- and 27-inch iMacs sport fourth-generation Intel quad-core processors, new graphics chips, next-gen WiFi, and faster PCIe flash storage.

When we say next-gen WiFi, we mean the 802.11ac WiFi that provides up to three times faster wireless Internet performance when the iMac is connected to a compatible base station.

Meanwhile, the PCIe-based flash storage lets users choose between a 1TB or 3TB Fusion Drive and all-flash storage options in configurations up to 1TB, both providing up to 50 percent faster efficiency. Fusion Drive combines flash storage and a regular hard drive for shorter boot times and quicker access to files and apps.

Apart from the new goodies, the OS X Mountain Lion-powered iMac comes with 8GB RAM and a 1TB hard drive that can be expanded up to 32GB RAM and up to 3TB hard drive. The device also sports two Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports.

Apple iMac 2013

The 21.5-inch model features a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, which can be Turbo Boosted at up to 3.2GHz, and Iris Pro graphics set for $1,299. Add $200 more and you get yourself a 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, and Nvidia GeForce GT 750M.

Meanwhile, the 27-inch iMac comes with 3.2GHz Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 755M graphics costs $1,799. For $200 more, you can opt for a 3.4GHz Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M.

Want an even more powerful iMac? Upgrade the 27-inch with quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 3.5GHz and Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M with up to 4GB of video memory.

The new iMacs are now available on Apple.com and authorized resellers.

Source: PC Magazine

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