At today’s event in San Jose, California Apple refreshed most of its Mac lineup including the Mac Mini, iMac and the 13 inch Macbook Pro. One of the greatest surprises was the new iMac which now has a 5mm edge. Its such trickery and its finesse that makes Apple products so desirable. The new iMac is 80% thinner than its predecessor. Its due its slimmer edges which bulge out in the middle where most of the components are housed, a clever design strategy which makes the new iMac look insanely thin. The new iMac comes in two sizes: 27 inches, with a 2560 x 1440 display, and 21.5 inches with a 1920 x 1080 screen. And the one thing that’s missing ? You guessed it right, the optical drive.
You have options to choose between a core i5 or i7, with more than 8 gig of RAM, upto 3TB of storage. Another new addition is the use of what Apple is calling a “Fusion Drive” which combines, through software, a 128GB SSD and your choice of 1TB or 3TB hard drive. The OS and most frequently used programs are kept in the SSD while media and other content on the more capacious hard drive for faster execution and boot times. Wireless Keyboard and mouse are standard with the new iMac as well. The 21.5 inch model will begin shipping in November with a starting price of $1,299 and while the $1,799 27-inch will start shipping in December.