Apple Updates iMac Lineup With Thunderbolt And Quad Core Processors

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Rumors circulating the web about Apple’s imminent refresh of their iMacs have turned out to be true as Apple have come forward with their latest iMac lineup today. Apple had taken down their store website just a few hours ago, that now proudly displays their all in one desktop computer based on Intel’s powerful quad-core Sandy Bridge processors and Apple’s Thunderbolt technology, the revolutionary high speed I/O interface last seen on the Apple Macbooks.

The latest iMac now boasts incredible performance boost thanks to the latest quad core processor at its heart along with powerful AMD graphics technology to take care of the visual department. The new iMacs up to 70 percent faster and have three times the graphics handling capability than the previous generation models. The much anticipated built-in FaceTime HD camera and software have finally been incorporated to bring the popular video calling feature to their iMac’s as well, which means that Users can now make High definition video calls between all FaceTime enabled Macs and FaceTime Enabled iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. All of this is squeezed into a sleek trademark Apple Aluminum and glass design.

Apple’s senior vice president of Product Marketing, Philip Schiller, termed the new iMac as the world’s best desktop computer ever made. He said:

Our customers love the iMac’s aluminum enclosure, gorgeous display and all-in-one design. With next generation quad-core processors, powerful new graphics, Thunderbolt technology and a FaceTime HD camera, we’ve made the worlds best desktop even better.

The new iMac is available in the standard 21.5 and 27 inch high resolution LED displays. Both give the opportunity to opt for either Intel Core i5 or Core i7 as processors in varying clock speed configurations. A basic 21.5” setup consisting of 4GB RAM with 500GB HDD and AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics would cost $1199. The higher end 27″ Core i7 iMac with 4GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6970M graphics and one terabyte of drive space would cost upwards of $2000 along with further customization options. The 21.5-inch iMac provides a single Thunderbolt port while the 27-inch model has two ports.

To get your hands on the latest iMac, head over to the Apple store right now to choose and configure iMac to your desired specifications. Orders can be placed online.

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