If there is one thing that you cannot take away from Apple, it would be the company’s knack for industrial design in their products, and the latest generation in the iMac line is testament to that. Touted to be the “most beautiful Mac” that they’ve ever made, you get edge-to-edge glass goodness from the moment you lay your eyes on it. An optical drive does seem missing from the setup, but that’s more or less to be expected considering just how slim the entire shebang is – we’re talking about just 5mm thin at the edges.
There are two sizes available – 21.5″ and 27″, carrying resolutions of 1920 x 1080 and 2560 x 1440, respectively. Apple claims that the new iMacs have 75% less reflection thanks to the laminated display as well as new anti-glare coating that they use, and each display is touted to be individually calibrated on the manufacturing line itself so you can get to work right away after unboxing.
A FaceTime HD 720p camera is thrown into the mix, where it is accompanied by dual microphones and dual speakers to keep you entertained. Other hardware specifications include a choice of Core i5 or i7 processors from Intel, NVIDIA Kepler graphics, up to 768GB of flash memory or a 3TB hard drive, and 32GB RAM. A quartet of USB 3.0 ports will keep three Thunderbolt ports company, too.
The new iMacs will ship from November onwards, where the 21.5″ model starts from $1,299 upwards, while the 27″ model will have a starting price of $1,799 (shipping in December).
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