If you’re into skinny, you’re going to be into Apple’s brand new iMac. While the computer looks similar to the current versions, it’s remarkably thin, only 5MM thin on the edges, which works out to be about 80 percent thinner than the last edition.
Apple has upgraded the entire iMac line, and both the 21.5-inch model and the 27-inch model have been drastically updated to include the slim new design.
The iMac line did include some updates to the display, but unfortunately the iMac was left out of the Retina upgrades. Both the 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac’s displays have seen the IPS display updated and they now provide 75 percent less reflection than the previous version iMac. That means less glare when you’re knee deep in killing mobs in your favorite video game.
Of course, no update is complete without a drastic overhaul of the storage system. The new iMac doesn’t disappoint either. Apple has released a storage feature called “Fusion,” which is consists of a fused solid-state drive and traditional hard drive. The great thing about the Fusion drive is that it will “automatically and intelligently manage your data so that frequently used apps, documents, photos, and other files stay on the faster flash storage, while infrequently used items move to the hard drive.” We’re unsure if the new Fusion drive configuration is stock or a built-to-order option. We should know shortly though.
It’s a smart drive, and it should make the response time of your apps a lot quicker. The 27-inch iMac can be upgraded to include a maximum of 756GB of solid-state storage space.
The new iMac starts at $1299.00 for the base configuration and will begin shipping in November. The 27-inch iMac starts at $1799 and ships in December.
The stock 27-inch iMac ships with a 2.9GHz quad-core i5, 8GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 660M video card. The 21.5-inch iMac has a 2.7GHz quad-core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a GeForce GTX 640M video card.