[New Products] Apple Updated the iMac Line

May 11, 2011  |  Apple, I want.., New Products

Last Tuesday, May 3rd I was pretty busy hanging out at the MSNBC Cafe waiting to see Jimmy Fallon that I was not able to report on the brand new release of these awesome monster machines.

Apple released an update to their iMac line, upgrading the processors to Quad-Core CPUs throughout the entire line as well as including Thunderbolt.  The new iMacs now feature Quad-Core Intel Core i5 Processors with an option to upgrade to the Core i7 processors up to 3.4 GHz.

The second I heard this piece of news I felt jealous and wanted to grab an iMac 27″ again (I had recently sold my previous model as it was causing me more headache than I could deal with [turned out to be a power issue]) but then again I just purchased a MacBook Pro 17″ Model therefore I am not allowed another computer (until maybe my birthday *shhh!*).

Anyways the awesome specs and prices are seen below, and there is an awesome upgradeable option for the 27″ models to have a 2TB HDD + 256GB SSD drive which would make it an insane rocking machine not to mention an option to upgrade the RAM up to 16GB!

21.5″ Model [Base]: 2.5GHz Quad Core i5, 4GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB, 500GB [Price: $1199]

21.5″ Model [High]: 2.7GHz Quad Core i6, 4GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 512MB, 1TB [Price: $1499]

27″ Model [Base]: 2.7GHz Quad Core i5, 4GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 512MB, 1TB [Price $1699]

27″ Model [High]: 3.1GHz Quad Core i5, 4GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 1GB, 1TB [Price $1999]


The 21.5 inch models have 1 Thunderbolt port whereas the 27 inch models have two.  The processors are said to deliver up to 70% faster performance while AMD graphics is responsible for a threefold jump in performance over the previous generation.  There are new FaceTime HD Cameras which support Hi-def video calling between all FaceTime HD-enabled Macs and iPads, iPhones, as well as iPod Touches.  This refresh brings in a breath of fresh powerful air in the Mac World and will probably sell like hotcakes!



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  1. Helloooo Jaqui,

    welcome back to Kuwait, I had ordered the new imac 21.5 ” and it is in the way to arrive to Kuwait. it is amazing and I am so exciting, I love Apple.

    By the way, its price is not expensive comparing with that old imacs in Kuwait as well as it is enuogh that it is imac.

  2. I’ve been planning to get the MacBook pro 17″..
    But the below has definitely got my full appetite!

    27″ Model [High]: 3.1GHz Quad Core i5, 4GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 1GB, 1TB [Price $1999]


  3. Apple never cease to amaze me!!

  4. My iMac needs an update. i got a laptop and its really very fast compared to the imac (4 or 5 years old) …