Apple introduced a new iMac with screens of 21.5 and 27 inches
2009 iMac – CUPERTINO, Calif. — October 20, 2009 — Apple today unveiled an all-new iMac® lineup featuring 21.5-inch and 27-inch widescreen LED-backlit glossy displays, a new edge-to-edge glass design, and a 100% seamless unibody material. Aluminium. Starting at $1,199, the new iMac lineup is the fastest ever, with Intel Core 2 Duo processors starting at 3.06GHz and Core i5 and i7 quad-core processors for twice the performance.* Every new iMac comes with a wireless keyboard. And the all-new Wireless Magic Mouse, the world’s first multi-touch™ mouse pioneered by Apple in touchpads for iPhone®, iPod touch® and Mac® notebooks.
“The iMac is widely regarded as the best desktop in the world, and today we’re making it even better,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of global product marketing. “With stunning LED displays and the revolutionary Magic Mouse, the new iMac delivers an incredible desktop experience that we think customers will love.”
The new iMac features stunning 16:9 LED-backlit displays, perfect for watching high-definition movies and TV shows on iTunes® or editing and viewing your videos or photos on the go—iLife® assistance. The new 21.5-inch iMac features a high-resolution 1920 x 1080 display. The 27-inch iMac features a stunning 2560 x 1440-pixel display that offers 60% more pixels than the previous 24-inch model. In addition, the 21.5-inch and 27-inch displays use IPS technology to deliver consistent colours with an ultra-wide 178-degree viewing angle.
iMac comes standard with a wireless keyboard and the new Magic Mouse with Apple’s revolutionary Multi-Touch technology. Instead of mechanical buttons, scroll wheels or scroll balls. The entire top of the Magic Mouse is a seamless Multi-Touch surface. Using intuitive gestures, the user can quickly scroll through long documents, view large images, or swipe forward or backward through a collection of web pages or photos. Depending on the user’s preference, the Magic Mouse can configure as a one-button or two-button mouse. In addition, the Magic Mouse wireless keyboard and mouse work seamlessly with iMac’s built-in Bluetooth functionality for a clean, wireless desktop experience.
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The iMac offers enhanced graphics across the lineup with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics or ATI Radeon HD 4670 discrete graphics in the 21.5-inch model. And ATI Radeon HD 4670 discrete graphics or ATI Radeon HD 4850 discrete graphics in the 27-inch model. The new iMac line also includes 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 memory and 16GB of memory in four SO-DIMM slots. In addition, every iMac has an integrated iSight® video camera, microphone. And stereo speakers built into a slim aluminium and glass design. iMac features built-in AirPort Extreme® 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire® 800 port, and a new built-in SD card slot.
Apple also announced today that the Mac mini, the world’s most energy-efficient desktop**, is faster, offers more memory. And comes with double the memory as standard. Entry-level Mac mini starting at $599 includes a quicker 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 memory, a 160GB hard drive, five USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800, built-in video card NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and SuperDrive. ®. The $799 Mac mini includes a 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of memory, and a 320GB hard drive. In addition, apple now offers a $999 Mac mini specially configured for Mac OS® X Snow Leopard® Server. Mac mini with Snow Leopard includes two 500 GB hard drives for a total of 1 TB of server storage in a tiny 6.5-square-inch. 2-inch high Mac mini chassis.
Price and Availability
The new iMac and Mac mini lineups with 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors are now available at the Apple Store® (www.apple.com). Apple Retail Stores, and Apple Authorized Resellers. Quad-core iMacs with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors are available to order and ship in November. Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server is available from the Apple Store and the Apple Store.
The new 21.5-inch 3.06GHz iMac has an MSRP of $1,199 and includes:
- 5″ 1920 x 1080 LED-backlit display;
- 06 GigaHertz, Intel Core 2 Duo computer with 3 MB, shared L2 cache;
- 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066 MHz, expandable up to 16 GB;
- Integrated video card NVIDIA GeForce 9400M;
- 500 GB Serial ATA 7200 rpm hard drive;
- 8x slot-loading SuperDrive with dual-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
- Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately);
- built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless network and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
- built-in iSight video camera;
- gigabit ethernet port;
- four USB 2.0 ports;
- one FireWire 800 port;
- SD card slot;
- built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
- Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse.
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