After launching new the new iPad Air and mini yesterday, Apple today announced its newest line of iMacs.
Now, desktops come with 9th generation Intel processors with up to 8 cores and, for the first time, the option of configuring them with a Radeon Pro Vega GPU, offering a great increase in graphics and computing performance.
“Customers will love the huge increase in iMac performance. With processors up to 8 cores and powerful Vega graphics, the iMac line is stronger than ever, ”said Tom Boger, senior director of product marketing at Apple. “With its impressive Retina display, amazing design, twice the performance and the macOS Mojave that our customers love, the iMac is by far the best desktop in the world.”
The 21.5 ″ model has an 8th generation Intel processor with four or, for the first time, up to six cores, offering up to 60% more performance; the 27 ″ model, as we said, for the first time comes with the 9th generation of chips with six or eight cores, which results in a performance up to 2.4x better!
The Radeon Pro Vega graphics arrive on the 21.5 ″ iMac, offering up to 80% faster performance. In the 27 ″ iMac, the performance increase is around 50% – ideal for professionals who work with heavy graphics, 3D content development, editing videos with complex effects or creating high resolution games.
The screen (4K in the smallest model and 5K in the largest) is that beauty we already know, with up to 14.7 million pixels, 1 billion colors, 500 nits brightness, a wide range of P3 colors and an optimal viewing angle, offering an immersive experience. The look remains the same, with a silver aluminum all-in-one structure.
Prices in the United States start at $ 1,300 (entry-level 21.5 ″ iMac model with 4K screen) and $ 1,800 (27 ″ iMac with 5K screen); there, everything is already available for purchase. In Brazil, prices have already been announced and remain the same, starting at R $ 11,700 (21.5 ″ 4K iMac) and R $ 15,600 (27 ″ 5K iMac). There is also an entry model with a 21.5 ″ screen (other than 4K), which goes out for US $ 1,100 and, here, for R $ 9,800.