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The crew over at iFixit provides us with an inside look at the new 27-inch (2560x1440 resolution / 16x9 full HD) Apple iMac with their latest teardown. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

This iMac sports a cool new feature that allows you to display video from external sources on the internal display.
[via Gizmodo - iFixit]

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On the heels of Apple's amazing Q4 results, comes a new unibody iMac. Available in 21.5-inch or 27-inch models, this update features Intel i5/i7 quad-core CPUs, an LED-backlit display, up to 16GB of memory, remote (*update - $19 option), and an SD card slot -- pricing start at $1199. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Compared to the last generation, the 21.5-inch is 1.1mm thinner (23mm vs. 24.1), and the 27-inch is 4.4mm thinner (27.1mm vs. 31.5mm).
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The Apple Education Store apparently got updated a bit too early, leaking the announcement of their upcoming 17-inch iMac, which will be priced from $899. However, the official release date has not yet been set -- rumored to be March 31st.

[via Gizmodo]


03/04/2009

New iMac

Apple's new 24-inch iMac ($1499) features a "2.66Ghz Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB HDD and GeForce 9400M graphics." One caveat: the new keyboard does not have a numeric keypad. Available now. Click here for first picture in gallery.

In the high end Apple has 2.93GHz and 3.06GHz processor for $1,799 and $2,199, respectively, with GeForce GT 120 256MB and GeForce GT 130 512MB graphics.
[via Engadget]

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Beneath the shell of this VHS deck lies the internals of a G3 iMac, fully preserved and functional to boot. Next up, the iBlu-ray. Click here for first picture in gallery.

With the addition of an ATX power supply, a few cables, a VGA connector and some electrical tape, this Frankensteinís monster of a Macintosh was born.
[via Technabob - Macmod]

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Apple's updated iMac line features a top-of-the-line model with a "3.06GHz processor, 512MB of NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics, 2GB of memory, and a 320GB 7200rpm disk for $2,199." Product page. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Rounding out the specs across the lineup are Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 802.11n WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, built-in iSight cam, and 5x USB 2.0 and 1x Firewire 400 and 1x Firewire 800
[via Engadget]

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Yes, a modder decided to convert a Windows-based laptop into the iMac-inspired creation you see above. Featuring a "14-inch screen, AMD Athlon XP 1700+ processor, 20 GB HDD and 512 MB RAM." Click here for first picture in gallery.

Phyro even went so far as to add a sheet of plexiglass to simulate a glossy screen and, naturally, turned to a Mac OS X theme for Windows XP as a finishing touch
[via Engadget - Gizmodo - Case-Modder]

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Designed by Nuno Teixeira, this curved iMac concept features "a giant curved screen and a second built in LCD screen on the back." Click here for first picture in gallery.

Designer Nuno Teixeira believes every computer should be two faced and with more curves. I dated that girl for a while and it was a hot nightmare, but his "iView" iteration of an Apple's iMac definitely has a lot more appeal
[via YankoDesign]

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Apple's sleek iMac-line has gained a reputation for its excellent performance. The touchscreen version -- by Troll Touch -- uses pressure-sensitive resistive technology to enable activation with any type of stylus, including fingertips and pencil points. As a bonus, the overlays are made from chemically strengthened glass to ensure durability. Video demonstration after the break. Click here for first picture in stills gallery.

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At first glance, the iMacs in this commercial may look really, but in reality, they were created in Maya, with Maxwell Render taking care of lighting effects. Video after the break.

Then light effects were added in after with Maxwell Render, which could be manipulated in real time on the production system, a quad core Mac Pro. Given the complexity of the light animations, that's pretty damn impressive
[via Gizmodo]

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