Apple today announced the launch of a new line of iMacs with the fourth generation of processors quad-core from Intel (codenamed “Haswell”), updated graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi (“Gigabit Wi-Fi”) and faster flash storage options with PCIe interface.
The entry model, with its 21.5-inch screen, now comes with an Intel Core i5 processor quad-core 2.7 GHz and the new Iris Pro graphics. The other models feature chips up to 3.4 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce 700 chipsets with twice the video memory, providing up to 40% more performance than the previous generation.
The new PCIe-based flash storage promises to be up to 50% faster than the previous one and can still be combined in a Fusion Drive, along with HDDs of 1TB or even 3TB. Those who only want flash memory can now configure machines with up to 1TB of storage.
All iMacs come with 8GB of RAM as standard, but can be configured with up to 32GB of memory. They also have two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3.0 ports.
The new line is immediately available for purchase in both the United States and Brazil. Here, prices have all gone up and range from R $ 6,800 to R $ 10,400 and the initial shipping period is 1-2 weeks – except for the top-of-the-line 21.5-inch model, which for some mysterious reason indicates 4-5 weeks.
Price: from R $ 6,799.00 (or 12x interest-free R $ 566.59)Sizes: 21.5 and 27 inchesCurrent generation: September 2013
Update · Sep 24, 2013 at 16:20
In addition to the readjustment in iMacs, Apple also moved the prices of Macs mini. : – /
Update II · Sep 24, 2013 at 16:46
The new iMacs have just been released and have already received an update: the iMac (late 2013) EFI Update 2.1 – which weighs 8.7MB and requires OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 or higher – fixes an issue that could show a black screen when install Windows 7/8 using the Boot Camp Assistant if both an external optical drive and a USB stick are connected to the computer.
It also makes sure that the system boots by default on OS X after installing Windows 8.