Last October 23, Apple had announced another update on one of its well-known gadgets, the iMac. Following the successful debut of the iPhone 5, Apple Inc. has once again made Apple fanatics salivate over the company’s all-in-one Macintosh desktop computers. The iMac, for the first time in three years, will be having a new design.
The iMac’s design through the years
Ever since it was introduced in 1998, the iMac had undergone six design changes, along with new upgrades on the desktop computers’ systems. Known for the original “transparent gumdrop” screen monitor, the iMac had also went as far as designing one as that of the Pixar’s trademark lamp. Distinct as these iMac’s can be, the company veered towards the flatscreen generation of desktop computers over the years, giving users a wider computing experience.
Today’s new iMac
Though the iPad Mini still looks the same as the previous iPad’s, the new iMac still has the same design cues from the previous generation but with a refined look at the screen monitor. What Apple did was design a very thin frame that measures to up to only 5 millimeters thick at the edges. The new design, as shown in the Apple’s website, does not actually look very thin. The screen may be too slim, but it curves towards the back of the screen monitor, getting slightly thicker.
The slim frame was done through a new process that combines the display with the screen’s glass. That diminished the need to create an air gap between the display and the glass at 2 millimeters thick. The other parts of the frame is made from two pieces of aluminum joined together through pressurized heat; therefore creating sleeker and slimmer panels.
Looking at the product itself, one has to think that the iMac’s screen looks like there’s nothing in between the user and the object displayed. In November, Apple will release its desktop computers with 21.5” display. The others with a much larger 27” display will be released December.
The iMac’s other notable features
The iMac’s improved display still does not have a retina display, which is a feature present in the Macbook Pro’s 13-inch display. Although that is the case, the company claims that the new iMac’s screen features 75 percent glare reduction. Viewing angles has likewise improved too, thanks largely to its in-plane switching (IPS) technology.
Another notable feature is that it is faster, better, and smaller, just like every new update on a certain line of desktop computers or any gadget for that matter. Graphics, for instance, is much faster now at about 60 percent. That being said, the new iMac might have featured a new third-generation quad-core Intel Core processors.
Actually, the new iMac will be powered by Ivy Bridge processors powered by Intel. The new computers may be placed with either a Core i5 or a Core i7 chip. It can also handle an 8GB of RAM which can be upgraded to either 16GB or 32 GB. It can also provide NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors.
As far as storage goes, the new iMac will provide a range of options for prospective buyers, starting with a 1 terabyte HD (yes, a 1 TB hard drive) for base models. A new Fusion Drive was also introduced by the company, combining over 128 GB of flash storage and a hard drive with a capacity of either 1 TB or 3 TB, all in a single storage.
As what was said earlier, the iMac will be shipped to Apple stores in two consecutive months. The starting price of the units will be at $1,299, which is $100 more than the previous iMac. Other than the screen monitor, a single unit of an iMac also includes an Apple Wireless Keyboard, a Magic Mouse, and a Magic Trackpad equipped with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
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