Starting at US$1,199, the new iMac line is the fastest ever with dual-core processor speeds up to 3.6 GHz, quad-core speeds up to 2.93GHz and discrete graphics including the ATI Radeon HD 5750. Offered as an $69 option is a new Magic Trackpad, with a smooth glass and aluminum design, which gives iMac users the same intuitive Multi-Touch gestures that Mac notebook customers enjoy — and is available separately for $69.
“We took the world’s best all-in-one and made it even better,” says Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, in a press release. “With the latest processors, high-performance graphics and signature aluminum and glass design, customers are going to love the latest iMac.”
He says dual-core Intel Core i3 and Core i5, and quad-core Core i5 and Core i7 processors set a new benchmark for iMac performance. The processors feature an integrated memory controller to access the system memory directly, allowing the new iMac to take full advantage of its faster 1333 MHz memory.
Customers of the 27-inch iMac have the option to order a 256GB solid state drive (SSD) as a primary or secondary drive. The iMac SSD supports up to 215 MB/s data transfer rates for faster startup and application launch times.
The iMac meets stringent Energy Star 5.0 requirements and achieves EPEAT Gold status. iMac features LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. iMac uses PVC-free components and cables, contains no brominated flame retardants, uses highly recyclable materials and features material-efficient system and packaging designs, Schiller says.
A new Apple Battery Charger provides a convenient and environmentally friendly way to always have a fresh set of batteries for your Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard. The Apple Battery Charger is available for $29 and comes with six rechargeable batteries.