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Apple iMacs Revamped

5/03/2011 10:47:22 AM Eastern
Cupertino, Calif. - Apple today updated its all-in-one iMac line adding better processors and graphics.

The new 21.5-in and 27-inch iMacs are available with Intel quad-core i5 and i7 processors, up to 3.4GHz. These are paired with improved AMD Radeon HD graphics processors.

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The 21.5-inch model comes in two configurations. One is equipped with a 2.5GHz Core i5 quad-core processor, AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics, 500GB hard drive for $1,199. The second adds a 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core processor, AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics and a 1TB hard drive for $1,499.

The larger screen series is also comprised of two units. One with the same specs as the higher-end smaller screen model, but with a $1,699 price tag and the other with a 3.1GHz quad core i5 processor, Radeon HD 6970M graphics and a 1TB hard drive for $1,999.

Configure to order options include boosting the processor up to the Intel Core i7 level, 2TB of storage, a 256GB solid state drvie and additional DDR3 memory.

All are available now through the Apple Store, Apple resellers and direct from Apple.

The upgrade for all modes includes adding a single Intel Thunderbolt I/O port to the smaller model and two ports for the 27-inch version. Thunderbolt enables the connection of high speed devices by using the technology's 10GB per second, bi-directional data transfer speed.

The iMacs include a built-in FaceTime HD camera and software.

The models come in Apple's aluminum and glass industrial design and feature Mac OS X Snow Leopard, iLife, iMovie and GarageBand.
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