Send tip

Category: Apple

Thunderbolt I/O Strikes on New Quad-Core Apple iMacs

Written on May 04, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

0 person

Hear the speed-shattering roar of Thunderbolt and Intel quad-core processors in Apple's new iMac line-up.

If there’s anything users would want from iMacs other than its sleek and slender design, it’s their sweet sounding that resonate the brilliance of human ingenuity. Apple has recently updated its Apple line-up with nothing less than the incredible speed of connection ports, ’s new quad-core Sandy Bridge processors, and FaceTime HD. Of course, brilliance has a price, but you couldn’t care less, right?

Tech Specs
21.5-inch iMac
21.5-inch (viewable) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
Resolution: 1920 by 1080 pixels
$1,119
2.5Ghz quad-core Intel Core with 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM (configurable to 16GB)
500GB hard drive
AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory

$1,499
2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache (configurable to 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7)
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 memory (configurable to 16GB)
1TB 7200rpm hard drive (configurable to 2TB hard drive or 256GB solid-state second drive)
AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory

27-inch iMac
27-inch (viewable) LED-backlit glossy widescreen TFT display with support for millions of colors
Resolution: 2560 by 1440 pixels

$1,699
2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 memory (configurable to 16GB)
1TB 7200rpm hard drive (configurable to 2TB hard drive or 256 solid-state second drive)
AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory

$1,999
3.1Ghz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache (configurable to 3.4Ghz quad-core Intel Core i7)
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM (configurable to 16GB)
1TB hard drive (configurable to 2TB hard drive or 256GB solid-state second drive)
AMD Radeon HD 6970M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory (configurable to AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 2GB DDR5)

All new iMacs include:
Video Support and Camera
FaceTime HD camera
Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to a 30-inch display (2560 by 1600 pixels) on an external display

Support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes

Audio
Built-in stereo speakers
Two internal 17-watt high-efficiency amplifiers
Headphone/optical digital audio output (minijack)
Audio line in/optical digital audio input (minijack)
Built-in microphone
Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone

Connections and Expansion
One Thunderbolt port on 21.5-inch iMac
Two Thunderbolt ports on 27-inch iMac
Mini DisplayPort output with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately)
One FireWire 800 port; 7 watts
Four USB 2.0 ports
SDXC card slot
Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive with 4x double-layer burning (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Audio in/out
10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
IR receiver

Wireless
Wi-Fi: 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;2 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless

In the Box
iMac
Apple Wireless Keyboard
Apple Magic Mouse
Power cord
Install/restore DVDs
Printed and electronic documentation

Included Software
Mac OS X Snow Leopard: Includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools, and more.

View Article Source »
TumblrStumbleUponDeliciousRedditDiggShare

Related articles


Featured


View all