As planned, Apple today announced updates for its lines of iMacs and Macs mini, with a more affordable model of 24-inch iMac and a Mac mini with more powerful integrated graphics, it hasn't been updated since August 2007!
A new 24 ? iMac will be offered at the same price as the previous 20 ? US $ 1,500, bringing a 30% larger monitor, twice the RAM and twice as much internal storage.
Providing five times better graphics performance, the new Mac mini now features the same integrated NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics from the MacBook family unibody. This is Apple's best power efficient desktop, using less than 13W of power when on standby.
The new iMacs line starts with a 20 ? model for $ 1,200, featuring a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB 1,066MHz DDR memory, 320GB Serial ATA hard drive and integrated NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics.
The 24 ? iMac, with a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels, can come with a 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB 1,066MHz DDR3 memory, 640GB or 1TB Serial ATA hard drive and a variety of graphics technologies , from the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M to dedicated graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 or ATI Radeon HD 4850 (a! Back !!) for the best possible performance.
All iMacs have a glossy display (glossy) with built-in iSight camera, microphone and speakers in a very thin glass design, finished in aluminum. The new generation also features a Mini DisplayPort connector for connection to the new 24 ? LED Cinema Displays, built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, a total of six USB 2.0 ports (including two on the Apple Keyboard) and a FireWire 800 port.
New Mac mini
Available from $ 600, the new Mac mini measures 16.5 × 16.5 × 5 centimeters and will be available in two models, one with a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4GB of 1,066MHz DDR memory, hard drive Serial ATA up to 320GB, five USB 2.0 ports (confirmed!), One FireWire 800 and one SuperDrive.
With its new integrated graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and Mini DisplayPort or DVI connections, the Mac mini can now work with two Apple or third-party monitors simultaneously.
Following on from Apple's commitment to the environment, both the new iMacs and Macs mini extend their leadership in ?green? design. The machines meet all Energy Star 4.0 requirements with ease and are already pioneering the adoption of the new Energy Star 5.0 standards, which will become effective later this year.
The new desktops use PVC-free internal components and cables that do not contain brominated flame retardants, both with systems that make efficient use of materials and with packaging designs that use highly recyclable materials. IMacs and Macs mini join new family of MacBooks unibody, both achieving EPEAT Gold status.