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New iMacs bring another surprise: 450Mbps Wi-Fi connectivity

There's a lot more inside the new iMacs than Apple wanted to tell in its specs. Some discoveries were made right after its launch and, just yesterday, we highlight one related to the SATA 3.0 interface. However, the Hardmac today released yet another finding, this related operation of wireless networks on Ma's new all-in-one desktops.

New front-facing iMac

IMacs' Wi-Fi modules are now capable of running at 450Mbps, 50% faster than previous models. For this, they have three 802.11n antennas capable of operating in parallel, just like the MacBooks Pro launched this year. However, if you want to take advantage of the new speed, you will need an AirPort Extreme base or a Time Capsule, configured to operate at 5GHz with expanded network channels.

The actual wireless connection speed of the new iMacs may vary according to a number of factors, but in tests done by the Hardmac with the same Wi-Fi module on a MacBook Pro, the website's editors even transferred data at rates of 22MB per second, compared to 14.6MB of previous models. Not bad.