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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
iMac Gets Haswell Processors, Faster Storage And Wi-Fi


Apple today updated iMac with fourth generation Intel quad-core processors, new graphics, next generation Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage options.

The entry-level 21.5-inch iMac features a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and new Iris Pro graphics (integrated graphics). The high-end 21.5-inch model and both 27-inch models feature quad-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 3.4 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce 700 series graphics with twice the video memory and up to 40 percent faster performance than the previous generation. All those looking for the ultimate in performance can upgrade to quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 3.5 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M series graphics with up to 4GB of video memory.

iMac now supports next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi. When connected to an 802.11ac base station, iMac delivers wireless performance that is up to three times faster than the previous generation.



The updated iMac now features support for PCIe-based flash storage that makes Fusion Drive and all-flash storage options up to 50 percent faster than the previous generation. The Fusion Drive option combines the large storage capacity of a hard drive with the high performance of flash to deliver shorter boot times and faster access to apps and files. Users can configure their iMac with a 1TB or 3TB Fusion Drive, and all-flash storage options are now available in configurations up to 1TB.

iMac comes standard with 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive, and users can choose to configure their iMac with up to 32GB of memory and up to a 3TB hard drive. iMac also comes with two Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports for connecting to external storage and other peripherals.

iMac ships with OS X Mountain Lion, bringing Messages, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, AirPlay Mirroring, Dictation, Game Center and the security of Gatekeeper to your Mac. With iCloud built into the foundation of OS X, Mountain Lion makes it easier to keep your content up to date across your Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The new iMac is available today through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple?s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

The 21.5-inch iMac is available with a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2 GHz and Intel Iris Pro for a suggested retail price of $1,299 (US); and with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US). The 27-inch iMac is available with a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 755M for a suggested retail price of $1,799 (US); and with a 3.4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.8 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M for a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US).

21.5-inch iMac 27-inch iMac

Display

 
21.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 1920-by-1080 resolution with support for millions of colors
27-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1440 resolution with support for millions of colors
 

Price

  $1299 $1499 $1799 $1999

Processor

 

2.7GHz

2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) with 6MB L3 cache

2.9GHz

2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB L3 cache

Configurable to 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz).

3.2GHz

3.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB L3 cache

3.4GHz

3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz) with 6MB L3 cache

Configurable to 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz).

Memory

 

8GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory

Configurable to 16GB.

8GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory; four user-accessible SO-DIMM slots

Configurable to 16GB or 32GB.

Storage

 
1TB

1TB (5400-rpm) hard drive

Configurable to 1TB Fusion Drive or 256GB or 512GB of flash storage.

1TB

1TB (7200-rpm) hard drive

Configurable to 3TB hard drive, 1TB or 3TB Fusion Drive, or 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of flash storage.

Graphics

 

Intel Iris Pro graphics

NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory

NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory

Configurable to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M with 4GB of GDDR5 memory.

Video support and camera

 
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to a 30-inch display (2560 by 1600 pixels) on an external display
  • Support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes
  • Support for Target Display Mode via the Thunderbolt port using a Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)

Audio

 
  • Stereo speakers
  • Dual microphones
  • Headphone port
    • Headphone/optical digital audio output (minijack)
    • Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone

Connection and expansion

 
  • SDXC card slot
  • Four USB 3 ports (compatible with USB 2)
  • Two Thunderbolt ports
  • Mini DisplayPort output with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately)
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Kensington lock slot

Input

 

Apple Wireless Keyboard

Full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)

Magic Mouse

Smooth, seamless Multi-Touch surface with support for simple gestures (scrolling and swiping). Click and double-click anywhere. Ambidextrous construction accommodates left- and right-handed users.

Magic Trackpad

Glass Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch and expand, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, rotate, screen zoom, scroll, click and drag, click drag and lock, secondary click A and B.

Wireless

 

Wi-Fi

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking;2 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Size and weight

 
  • Height: 17.7 inches (45.0 cm)
  • Width: 20.8 inches (52.8 cm)
  • Stand depth: 6.9 inches (17.5 cm)
  • Weight: 12.5 pounds (5.68 kg)3
  • Height: 20.3 inches (51.6 cm)
  • Width: 25.6 inches (65.0 cm)
  • Stand depth: 8 inches (20.3 cm)
  • Weight: 21 pounds (9.54 kg)3

Electrical and operating requirements

 
  • Line voltage: 100-240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet

Limited warranty and service

 

iMac comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer’s purchase date.

In the box

 
  • iMac
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Apple Magic Mouse
  • Power cord

Included software

 
  • Mac App Store

  • Safari

  • Mail

  • Messages

  • Calendar

  • Contacts

  • Reminders

  • Notes

  • Time Machine

  • FaceTime

  • Photo Booth

  • Game Center

  • iTunes

  • iLife: iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand

Configure to order

Configure your iMac with these options, only at the Apple Online Store.

 
  • 21.5-inch iMac 2.7GHz
  • Magic Trackpad
  • 16GB memory upgrade (two 8GB)
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • 256GB or 512GB of flash storage
  • 21.5-inch iMac 2.9GHz
  • Magic Trackpad
  • 16GB memory upgrade (two 8GB)
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • 256GB or 512GB of flash storage
  • 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz) with 8MB L3 cache
  • 27-inch iMac 3.2GHz
  • Magic Trackpad
  • 16GB memory upgrade (two 8GB)
  • 32GB memory upgrade (four 8GB)
  • 3TB hard drive
  • 1TB or 3TB Fusion Drive
  • 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of flash storage
  • 27-inch iMac 3.4GHz
  • Magic Trackpad
  • 16GB memory upgrade (two 8GB)
  • 32GB memory upgrade (four 8GB)
  • 3TB hard drive
  • 1TB or 3TB Fusion Drive
  • 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of flash storage
  • 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz) with 8MB L3 cache
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M graphics processor with 4GB of GDDR5 memory


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