Apple iMac 2011: Νέα μοντέλα με quad-core Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt και κάμερα FaceTime HD!

Η Apple ανακοίνωσε πριν από λίγο τα νέα της iMac, με επεξεργαστές quad-core 2nd Gen Intel Sandy Bridge (70% ταχύτερα), νέες κάρτες γραφικών (3x πιο γρήγορα), υποδοχή Thunderbolt και κάμερα HD για πραγματοποίηση video κλήσεων με την εφαρμογή FaceTime!

Τα νέα μοντέλα θα κυκλοφορήσουν σε μεγέθη 21.5” και 27”, με το βασικό μοντέλο να ξεκινά από τιμή €1149 και τις επιλογές να φτάνουν μέχρι επεξεργαστή quad-core Intel Core i7 3.4GHz, αποθηκευτικό χώρο έως 2TB και μνήμη RAM DDR3 έως 16GB!

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Apple Announces New iMac With Next Generation Quad-Core Processors, Graphics & Thunderbolt I/O Technology

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple® today updated its signature all-in-one iMac® with next generation quad-core processors, powerful new graphics, groundbreaking high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime® HD camera. Starting at €1,149, the new iMac is up to 70 percent faster and new graphics deliver up to three times the performance of the previous generation.*

“With next generation quad-core processors, powerful new graphics, Thunderbolt technology and a FaceTime HD camera, we’ve made the world’s best desktop even better.”

“Our customers love the aluminum case, the fabulous display and the all-in-one iMac,” said Philip Schiller, senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing at Apple. “With cutting-edge quad-core processors, powerful new graphics capabilities, technology and a Thunderbolt FaceTime HD camcorder, we have further enhanced what was already the best desktop in the world.”

The new iMac comes with Intel Core quad-core i5, with the option for customers to choose options Core i7 processors up to 3.4 GHz These next generation processors have an integrated memory controller, for an incredibly responsive, and a powerful and innovative multimedia engine for encoding and decoding high-performance video. And with the new AMD Radeon HD graphics processors, the new iMac includes the most powerful graphics ever seen on a desktop all-in-one.

iMac is the first desktop computer on the market to incorporate the revolutionary I / O Thunderbolt. iMac 21.5 “Thunderbolt has a door while the 27-inch model will offer two opportunities for further expansion. Developed by Intel in collaboration with Apple, Thunderbolt expandability allows never before seen on a computer all-in-one. With two-channel bidirectional data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps each well, Thunderbolt transmit directly to the PCI Express high-performance peripherals such as RAID arrays, and is able to support consumer devices in addition to FireWire and USB Gigabit Ethernet adapters. Thunderbolt for DisplayPort also supports high-resolution display and works with existing adapters to monitor HDMI, DVI and VGA.Available free for deployment on systems, cables and devices, the technology is expected to Thunderbolt widely adopted as the new standard for I / O performance.

iMac comes with an integrated HD camera and innovative FaceTime FaceTime software from Apple for sharp video in full screen. The new camera supports high-definition video from any Mac with FaceTime and HD video to standard resolution iPad 2, iPhone 4, the current generation of iPod touch and other Intel Macs. iMac keeps intact some winning features of the design: the structure of glass and aluminum, LED backlit IPS fabulous display high-resolution, SD card slot, also comes with the innovative Magic Mouse or Trackpad Magic Apple.

In Apple’s ongoing commitment to environmental protection, the Apple desktop line is the leader in environmentally friendly design. iMac meets stringent Energy Star 5.2 and EPEAT Gold certified .** The LED backlit displays are mercury-free and made of arsenic-free glass. The iMac uses cables and PVC-free, contains no brominated flame retardants, using recyclable materials and provides a system design and proven efficiency of the packaging materials.

All Macs come with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the world’s most advanced operating system and iLife, Apple’s innovative suite of applications to create and share photos, movies and music. Snow Leopard is the result of over ten years of innovation and includes the Mac App Store to find fantastic new app for your Mac iLife ’11 includes iPhoto, with incredible views in full screen to browse, edit and share photos; iMovie, with powerful and easy to use to turn the shooting into real masterpieces, and GarageBand, with new ways to improve their musical skills and create great songs.

Pricing and Availability

The new iMac is available on Apple Online Store, at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. iMac 21.5 “is available in two configurations: one with an Intel Core i5 quad-core 2.5 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics and a 500G hard drive suggested retail price of EUR € 1,149 inc. (€ 955.10 excluding VAT and taxes) and the other with an Intel Core i5 quad-core 2.7 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics and a 1TB hard drive to a recommended retail price equivalent to € 1,449 inc. (€ 1205.10 VAT and taxes included). The new iMac 27 “is available in two models: one with an Intel Core i5 quad-core 2.7 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics and a 1TB hard drive to a recommended retail price equivalent to € 1,649 inc. (€ 1,371.77 excl VAT) and the other with an Intel Core i5 quad-core 3.1 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6970M graphics and a 1TB hard drive to a recommended retail price equivalent to € 1,899 inc. (€ 1,580.10 VAT and taxes included).

Custom configurations possible to order (CTO) Intel Core i7 processors include up to 3.4 GHz faster, larger hard drives up to 2TB, 256GB solid state drive, more memory DDR3 and the AppleCare ® Protection Plan. Further technical specifications and customization options are available online at / imac.


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