Apple Upgrades iMac Lineup With 4K And 5K Display Options
Apple’s all-in-one workplace computer range, iMac has just been updated with new machines. So what makes these new ones so special? Well, the fact that the 21.5 inch iMac machines now have the option of Retina 4K display while every 27 inch iMac will come equipped with a Retina 5K display screen.
Obviously providing such high resolution means the system needs more processing power as well, which is why other key components such as the processor have also been updated.
According to Phil Schiller, Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketting: “With our gorgeous new Retina displays, more powerful processors and graphics and all-new Magic accessories, the new iMac continues to redefine the ultimate desktop experience.”
The new iMacs not only have an upgraded processor and graphics capabilities but also new and more storage options, a more affordable Fusion Drive option and 2x Thunderbolt ports. The 21.5 inch iMacs will now feature fifth generation Intel Core processors and Iris Pro Graphics while the 27 inch ones will feature sixth generation Intel Core processors and AMD dedicated mobile GPUs, ranging from R9 M380 to R9 M395X.
Apple’s hybrid storage drive, named the Fusion Drive, is now available in sizes from 1TB to 3TB with 128GB of integrated flash storage. A new built-in three stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi system allows for wireless connectivity up to 1.3Gbps
Alongside these upgrades, Apple also announced new accessories for the iMac including a Force Touch trackpad. Apple claims that the new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 are “more comfortable, capable and environmentally friendly”.
These three accessories use a Li-ion rechargeable battery which lasts approx one month between charges. The Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2 will ship as standard with all the new iMacs while the Magic Trackpad will be an optional purchase.
The 21.5-inch iMac is available in three models starting at £899 and £1,049 and with a Retina 4K display starting at £1,199. The 27-inch iMac comes in three models starting at £1,449, £1,599 and £1,849.