On Tuesday Apple refreshed their iMac and Mac Pro computers, pushed out a larger Cinema Display, and introduced a new input device for the iMac called Magic Trackpad. Roundup time!
The new iMac family now features Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors and upgraded graphics cards from ATI. The displays feature IPS technology (for better viewing angles) and the SD card slot now supports the SDXC format. The two 27-inchers can be customized with an HDD and SSD (either can function as primary or secondary drive). Available today. Check out the lineup:
*$1,199 :: 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 LED-backlit display; 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 processor with 4MB shared L3 cache; 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 16GB; ATI Radeon HD 4670 discrete graphics with 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM; 500GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm.
*$1,499 :: 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 LED-backlit display; 3.20 GHz Intel Core i3 processor with 4MB shared L3 cache; 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 16GB; ATI Radeon HD 5670 discrete graphics with 512MB GDDR3; 1TB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm.
*1,699 :: 27-inch 2560 x 1440 LED-backlit display; 3.20 GHz Intel Core i3 processor with 4MB shared L3 cache; 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 16GB; ATI Radeon HD 5670 discrete graphics with 512MB GDDR3; 1TB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm. Configure-to-order options include a 3.6 GHz Core i5 processor, 2TB hard drive, 256GB solid state drive (SSD) and up to 16GB of RAM.
*1,999 :: 27-inch 2560 x 1440 LED-backlit display; 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 processor with 8MB shared L3 cache; 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 16GB; ATI Radeon HD 5750 discrete graphics with 1GB GDDR5; 1TB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm. Configure-to-order options include a 2.93 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 processor, a 2TB hard drive, 256GB solid state drive (SSD) and up to 16GB of RAM.
All iMacs come included with :: slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW); Mini DisplayPort for audio and video output (adapters sold separately); AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; iSight video camera; Gigabit Ethernet; four USB 2.0 ports; one SDXC SD card slot; one FireWire 800 port; built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and Wireless Apple Keyboard, Magic Mouse.
Look after the break for a breakdown of the Mac Pro and LED Cinema Display refreshes and to learn all about the new Magic Trackpad and Apple Battery Charger. Plus, there’s a plethora pictures ranging across all the different products. (Click here for more…)
On June 15 the floodgates open at the Los Angeles Convention Center for E3 2010. Today the team and I snooped around the perimeter of the convention center to give you a quick teaser before the show officially kicks off tomorrow afternoon. Enjoy the short clip above and a handful of pictures in the gallery below.
Tomorrow expect full rundowns of the Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo press conferences, plus the first batch of hands-on impressions and developer interviews straight from the show floor!
This week I will be reporting from the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s is considered to be the largest tech trade show in the world. This year CES is host to over 2,500 exhibitors who will showcase their latest products and services. An estimated 110,000 attendees are expected to make it, and I am psyched to be one of them.
Unfortunately CES is not open to the general public. You must be “in the tech industry” in order to gain access into the show. But all of that is about to change.
I will take you inside the Las Vegas Convention Center, the heart of CES where most of the exhibitors are set up and ready to show off their latest gadgets. The future of technology for computers, cell phones, televisions, cameras, and video games waits to be explored. Big-name electronics manufacturers like Microsoft, Intel, Sony, and Samsung as well as lesser known tech companies will have their latest advancements on display.
All the excitement will be brought to you with video interviews, hands-on impressions, and tons of pictures. A talented broadcast crew and I will be out in full force on the show floor, so be sure to check back here for constant updates of the latest developments and show highlights.
The show kicks off Wednesday night with the Microsoft keynote hosted by MS CEO Steve Ballmer. I’ll be reporting from the Venetian hotel with the all the details concerning Windows 7, Windows Mobile, plus a few surprises.
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