iMac 2012 Features – Whats New

Sleeker, thinner and more powerful the new iMac looks incredible. Just as with the iPhone 5 the iMac has got so much better whilst shedding weight that was hardly excess to begin with to make a new model that is quite simply mind blowing. The iMac is updated in almost every way and to be totally frank it looks gorgeous. But see for yourself – this is a run down of the features of the new 2012 iMac.

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Display

The iMac comes in two screen sizes 21.5-inches and 27-inches. Both have LED backlight display with IPS technology.

21.5″ iMac – 1920 x 1080 resolution

27″ iMax – 2560 x 1440 resolution

The new iMacs have 75% less glare due to the new display plus the LCD is much nearer the glass screen causing the images to jump off the screen and into your living room!

Processor

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The iMacs have two different processing speeds for the two different priced devices. The former is the cheaper of the two and the latter the more expensive.

21.5″ iMac – 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) with 6MB L3 cache or 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB L3 cache – configurable to 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz)

27″ iMac – 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB L3 cache or 3.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB L3 cache – configurable to 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz)

Memory

21.5″ iMac – 8GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory- configurable to 16GB

27″ iMac – 8Gb (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory; four user-accessible SO-DIMM slots – configurable to 16GB

Storage

The 21.5″ iMac has two different configurations the former being available on the cheaper model and the latter on the more expensive one.

21.5″ iMac – 1TB with 5400-rpm hard drive or 1TB with 5400-rpm hard drive configurable to a fusion drive

27″ iMac – 1TB with 7200-rpm hard drive configurable to 3TB hard drive, 1TB or 3TB Fusion Drive, or 768GB of flash storage

Graphics

21.5″ iMac – NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory

27″ iMac – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory configurable to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX with 2GB of GDDR5 memory

Camera and Video

All iMacs have an HD FaceTime camera, support for an external display and support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes

Audio

All models have stereo speakers, dual microphones, headphone jack, mini jack and support for an Apple iPhone headset with microphone

Connectivity and Slots

All iMacs have an SDXC card slot, four USB 3 ports, two Thunderbolt ports, Mini DisplayPort output with support for DVI, VGA and dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately) and 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)

Wireless

All iMacs have WiFi compatibility and Bluetooth 4.0

Dimensions : (Image iMac 2011 side by side with iMac 2012 slim)

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21.5″ iMac – Height 45.0 cm (17.7 inches) x Width 52.8 cm (20.8 inches) x Depth 17.5 cm (6.9 inches) x Weight 5.68 kg (12.5 pounds)

27″ iMac – Height 51.6 cm (20.3 inches) x Width 65.0 cm (25.6 inches) x Stand depth 20.3 cm (8 inches) x Weight 9.54 kg (21 pounds)

iOS

The iMacs come running the latest iOS, Mountain Lion

This completes our feature overview. Are you tempted by these new iMac model? Is there anything they are lacking or are they exactly what they should be? The iMac hasn’t been updated since 2009 so Apple have spent 3 years developing these new models, do they live up to your expectations?

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