Meet The New iMac and Mac Pro

What an exciting morning for Apple! New Magic Trackpad, new Battery Charger, and the rumblings of a possible refresh to iLife.

If that weren’t enough, Apple unveiled some speedy new iMac and Mac Pro models.

Starting with the iMac

The Intel Core i3 and i5 processors have been incorporated into the two 21.5 inch and 27 inch models, with an available option of the smoking fast 2.93GHz Quad-Core i7 processor in the top-end 27in model.

The graphics cards have been improved too. The iMacs are still using the high quality products from ATI Radeon, now ranging from 256MB, 512MB and 1GB of on-board GDDR3 memory.

Default memory has, in the past, been something many of us would like to see bumped up, and for these iMacs the default starts at a reasonable 4GB of RAM upgradeable to 8GB for the 21.5 inch models and 16GB for the 27 inch models.

What about the Mac Pro

For the serious user needing power, speed, and high-end display capabilities, the Mac Pro will not disappoint.

There are two models, each powered by one or two of the Intel Nehalem 2.66GHz Quad-Core processors.

3GB or 6GB of RAM as the default for each model that can be upgraded to a total of 16GB or 32GB.

These are exciting updates to the Mac lineup – in perfect time for back-to-school shopping!

James has been in the information technology field for nearly 20 years. He is the founder of HicksNewMedia, a technology consulting firm based in Northern California. He focuses on social media integration, cloud computing and yes, all things Apple (since he worked for Apple for 6 years he's got some good insider information). When not online he's enjoying time with his wife and 2 kids. Follow him online at THE Tech Scoop and Twitter.