Apple updates iMacs, releases 24" model
Calm my beating heart! Apple has released a gorgeous new 24 iMac and upgraded the whole iMac line with Intel Core 2 Duo chips. Sexy, fast, roomy. What more could you want?
Calm my beating heart! Apple has released a gorgeous new 24" iMac and upgraded the whole iMac line with Intel Core 2 Duo chips.
The new 24" model retails at $A2,999 ($A2,699.40 with Apple's educational discount). Apple claims that its 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo chip offers up to 50% more grunt than the previous to-of-the-range 20" iMac.
Intel has doubled the amount of memory in the L2 cache, with the processors now sharing 4MB between them. The end result says Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, "is the fastest, biggest and brightest iMac we’ve ever made." I want one. I really, really want one.
The base-level 17" iMac has been reduced to $1549, shaving $450 off the old price, but still features the old 2MB L2 cache and integrated graphics.
A higher-specced $1849 model with the new 4MB L2 cache and 128MB ATI Radeon x1600 retails for $1849.
Some readers speculate that dealers will slash prices on the old models to get them out the door.
Feast your eyes on the new model and all the sweet, sweet details at Apple's web site.