Apple’s new iMac 2011 with Sandy Bridge Processor and Thunderbolt releases; Specs and Price
As we reported early, after short time of Apple Store outage, Apple has officially released new iMac 2011 with more advanced features, New iMacs are available in two flavors that include 21.5 inch and 27 inch. As we expected the new iMacs are coming with Sandy Bridge Processor, FaceTime HD Camera, fastest Thundebold I/O Port.
The entry-level 21.5 inch version is coming with 2.5GHz or 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core chip, AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics and a 500GB hard-drive the Desktop will cost $1,199. Another 21.5 inch Model is powered with a 2.7GHz Core i5, Radeon HD 6770M and 1TB of for an extra $149.
The 27 inch Version of iMac comes with a 2.7GHz Core i5, Radeon HD 6770M and 1TB of Hard Drive and optional up to 2TB of storage, a 256GB SSD and additional DDR3 memory from the 4GB standard. The iMac will be available for a starting price of $1,699 and will increase according to the customization. and one with a 3.1 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, AMD Radeon HD 6970M and 1TB hard drive for a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US).
If you want further faster processor, you have option of customizing the desktop with Core i7 up to 3.4GHz Processor.
Other features include FaceTime HD Camera for Video calling, Thunderbolt I/O Port fro faster Data Transferring that was first introduced with new MacBook Pro line up early. Thunderbolt can transfer up to 10 gigabits per second, which clocks in at 20 times faster than USB 2.0, 12 times faster than Firewire 800 and five times faster than USB 3.0.
The displays have a 16:9 aspect ratio, and LED backlighting. 21.5-inch iMac has a 1920×1080 HD resolution, the 27-inch models have 78 percent more pixels in their 2560×1440 resolution displays.
The iMacs also include a FireWire 800 port, four USB 2.0 ports, gigabit ethernet and audio in/out. For connectivity the desktops have Integrated WiFi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. a Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad along with the standard wireless keyboard is also optional, both Models are now available from Apple Store. Anyway, what do you think about the new iMac?