Jul 27 2010
Early this morning, the Apple Oompa-loompas were busy pealing the gossamer veils from few new products of Mac awesomeness while singing their happy tunes. The all-in-one iMac line has been updated with the latest Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors and powerful new graphics. Starting at $1,199 (US), the new iMac line now boasts dual-core processor speeds up to 3.6 GHz, quad-core speeds up to 2.93 GHz and discrete graphics including the ATI Radeon HD 5750.
Particularly interesting is the announcement of the new Magic Trackpad, with a smooth glass and aluminum design, gives iMac users the same Multi-Touch gestures (click this…it's cool)» that MacBook and MacBook Pro users have already mastered. It will be sold optionally for $69 (US).
Stepping over to the Mac Pro table, Apple unveiled a new line with up to 12 processing cores.1 The line sports the latest quad-core and 6-core Intel Xeon processors, all-new ATI graphics and the option for up to four 512GB solid state drives.2
Lastly, we arrive at the new 27-inch LED Cinema Display with 2560 x 1440 resolution and 60 percent more screen real estate than the 24-inch LED Cinema Display. The built-in iSight video camera, microphone and speakers, powered USB 2.0 hub, and universal MagSafe connector means the display is pure awesomeness at $999 (US). Yum.
Now, as a topic of discussion… The Magic Trackpad: is it a hit or a miss? I know a lot of people, myself included, developed a big hate for the Magic Mouse. I think the Magic Trackpad will be easier to use since it is basically an input device we’re already accustomed to, but what do you think? Drop me a note in the comments.