Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Apple Refreshed iMac & MacPro Along with New Releases

As said I said in my last minute update last night, Apple refreshed their Mac lineup today. The First iMac was released over a decade ago and look how far the have come since then.

A display that turns your desk into a destination. More power than ever before. The world’s first Multi-Touch mouse. The new iMac truly is as good as it looks.

LED-Backlit Displays
Watch HD movies and TV shows on an LED-backlit 21.5-inch or 27-inch 16:9 display.

Fastest iMac Ever
Get higher performance with faster processors, advanced graphics, more storage options, and more.

Multi-Touch Two Ways
Click, swipe, scroll, and perform other gestures to control your iMac using Magic Mouse or the new Magic Trackpad.

iSight Camera
A tiny built-in iSight camera lets you video chat, take snapshots, and shoot video.
Ports for Everything
Plug into USB, FireWire, and more. Or pop in an SD card to import photos fast.

LED backlighting. One bright idea.
Full brightness with no waiting is what’s the big advantage of the LED-backlit iMac display. Unlike most displays that take time to warm up before they reach maximum brightness, an LED-backlit display is instantly on and uniformly bright. LED backlighting also gives you greater control over screen brightness. So you can finely tune the iMac display to suit the ambient light in even the dimmest room.

More pixels. Better picture.
iMac offers some prime pixel real estate. The 21.5-inch, 1920-by-1080 display has 17 percent more pixels than the previous 20-inch iMac. The 27-inch, 2560-by-1440 display has a whopping 78 percent more pixels than the 21.5-inch iMac. And a 1000:1 contrast ratio gives you more vibrant colors and blacker blacks. All that in a widescreen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio — the same as an HD TV.

Stunning from every angle.
The iMac display looks great from any seat in the house, thanks to a premium display technology called in-plane switching (IPS). IPS gives you a bright picture with excellent color — even if you’re viewing the display from the side.

New Intel Core processors

All iMac models now include processors from the blazing-fast Intel Core series, featuring an advanced processor architecture that helps set new performance benchmarks for iMac. The 21.5-inch models and one 27-inch model come standard with a dual-core Intel Core i3 processor starting at 3.06GHz. For even more performance, choose the top-of-the-line 27-inch iMac with a quad-core Intel Core i5 at 2.8GHz or optional Intel Core i7 at 2.93GHz. Four cores make just about everything you do faster: managing your photos, editing HD video, even playing graphics-intensive 3D games. And since Mac OS X Snow Leopard is designed to take full advantage of Intel dual- and quad-core architectures, you get the fastest performance possible.

Revved-up graphics.
Every iMac comes with high-performance discrete graphics processors from AMD that make games run smoother, photos load faster, and pro applications work better. Learn more about iMac performance

Plenty of memory and storage.
The new iMac has 4GB of DDR3 memory standard — now running even faster at 1333MHz — with room in its four SO-DIMM slots for up to 16GB, so you can use more applications simultaneously. And with a Serial ATA hard drive up to 2TB,1 feel free to load up on photos, videos, and music.

Add an ultrafast solid-state drive.
To give your iMac a real performance boost, configure your 27-inch iMac on the Apple Online Store with an optional 256GB solid-state drive. You can choose it as your only drive or have it installed in addition to the built-in hard drive, allowing you to store the operating system, critical applications, and important files on the solid-state drive and your other files on the hard drive. Because solid-state drives have no moving parts, the computer can access data at over twice the speed of hard drives. Which makes starting up your iMac and launching applications faster than you ever thought possible.

Built-in Wi-Fi.
High-speed 802.11n wireless technology is built into iMac. And with Time Capsule or the AirPort Express Base Station, every computer in every room can wirelessly connect to iMac, the Internet, and each other.2 Over this network, everyone can print, surf the web, and play music on iTunes through your home stereo — wirelessly.

Apple is also including there new product Magic Mouse with the iMac. The mouse is a complete touch pad and uses the following features:

Click or double-click anywhere. The whole surface is a button.

Two-Button Click

Set up two-button click (right-click) in System Preferences.

360ยบ Scroll

Scroll with one finger to move vertically and horizontally.

Screen Zoom

Hold down the Control key and scroll with one finger to magnify the screen.

Two-Finger Swipe

Swipe left and right with two fingers to go forward and back in Safari or iPhoto.

Apple is also including there new product Magic Trackpad. It is a large separate laptop trackpad that is the size of the average labtops keyboard.

iSight camera.

Look closely: Hidden behind the glass display at the top of iMac is an iSight camera. Use it with iChat, and you can be anywhere without actually being there. Video chat with up to three of your friends, share a video with a colleague, or present to a client.3 Use iSight with Photo Booth for fun photo effects. And there’s no need to waste valuable primping time installing software or configuring the camera. Like everything Mac, iSight just works.

Ports for everything.

And then some.

Audio out Audio in USB 2.0 FireWire 800 Mini DisplayPort Gigabit Ethernet Mini DisplayPort.

The Mini DisplayPort lets you connect an external display, including the Apple LED Cinema Display, to your iMac. On the 27-inch iMac, the same port offers input, too. So you can connect any external source that has DisplayPort output — including a MacBook or MacBook Pro — and use your iMac as a display.

Wall mountable.

It’s easy to give your iMac a place of honor on the wall. The 27-inch iMac is compatible with the VESA Mount Adapter Kit for use with wall mounts.

USB and FireWire.

Bring on your iPod, digital camera, mobile phone, and external hard drive. If it has a cable, iMac has a port for it. Four USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire 800 port give you plenty of peripheral possibilities.

On every Mac.

A Mac is built on Mac OS X Snow Leopard: the world’s most advanced operating system. And every Mac comes with software that lets you do more with photos, movies, and music.

Apple also released a battery charger for the AA batteries that the trackpad and mouse use. The products run on AA batteries and recharging batteries is the environmentally friendly and wallet friendly way of using batteries. Apples battery charger works in half the time of Energizer. Apple has done it again, they have kept the depleting life of the Mac line up alive and well while also revolutionizing the PC business.

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