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Apple launches long-awaited 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display, updates the rest of the line

Confirming a rumor from last week, Apple has just released the long awaited 21.5-inch iMac with 4K Retina Displayas well as updating the rest of the line by bringing the 5K Retina display to all 27 inch iMacs.

iMacs with Tile Retina Display

The new iMacs come with enhanced displays with increased color range and image quality, plus updated processors and graphics, two Thunderbolt 2 ports (up to 20Gbps transfer rates), new storage options (1TB Fusion Drive with memory more affordable 24GB flash as well as 2TB or up to 3TB options with 128GB flash, or up to 1TB up to 2.5x faster flash) and 802.11ac Wi-Fi with three streams (reaching 1.3Gbps).

The new 21.5 ? iMac screen has a resolution of 4096 × 2304, totaling 9.4 million pixels, 4.5x more than the previous one. Already the 27 ? iMac Retina 5K screen reaches 14.7 million pixels.

New iMac with Front Retina Display

The 21.5 ? iMac now comes with fifth generation Intel Core processors (Broadwell) and Intel Iris Pro graphics, while the 27 ? equipped with the sixth generation Intel Core (Skylake) and AMD Radeon's dedicated graphics with computing power of up to 3.7 teraflops.

The new iMacs also come equipped with the new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2, which we detail in an article about accessories.

Price and availability

All new models are now available for purchase in the United States, with deliveries starting this Thursday (October 15). The 21.5 ? iMacs start at $ 1,099, with Retina versions starting at $ 1,499. The 27 ? iMacs start at $ 1,799.

The new iMacs have also painted on the Brazilian site, but for now are not available for purchase. Over here, the 21.5 ? models start at $ 10,599 with Retina versions starting at $ 14,299; Already the prices of the 27 ? start at $ 16,999.


On its US site, there is now within the iMac page a dedicated evolution of Apple's all-in-one computer. From 1998 to now, it now has 14 million more pixels, faster 62,000x graphics, 366x greater processing power, 1,000x more RAM and 750x more storage.

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