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Apple unveiled their latest iMac lineup today, and they all sport the new Thunderbolt port, which feature "two bi-directional channels with transfer speeds up to an amazing 10Gbps each." Users will be happy to know that "prices start at $1,199 for the 21.5-inch (1,920 x 1,080 pixel IPS panel) model with new 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and 512MB of AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics." Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a Thunderbolt demonstration.

Prices soon jump to $1,999 for a 27-inch (2,560 x 1,440 IPS) model with 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 CPU and 1GB of AMD Radeon HD 6970M graphics, or optional 3.4GHz quad-core Core i7 proc and 2GB of HD 6970M graphics if you so desire.
[via Engadget]

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In addition to the Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, Apple's newest iMac comes standard with the Core i3 CPU as well as the ATI Radeon HD 4670 with 256MB of dedicated memory (or the ATI Radeon HD 5670 with 512MB of memory). That's not all, "many iMac models now benefit from Turbo Boost technology built into the Intel Core series processors." You can also configure your iMac with both a 256GB SSD and standard hard drive. More information. Unboxing video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

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Called the SlipCOVER, Troll Touch touts that it's the "world's first and finest externally mounted, user installable, USB connected, analog resistive touchscreen system for Apple's latest generation aluminum iMac." Continue reading for the video.

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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).
[via Gizmodo]

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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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