Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Shiny And New - Apple iMac

Steve Jobs unvelied the newly designed line of iMacs yesterday to oohs and ahhs from Mac-heads everywhere.

Visually the new iMacs are beautifull machines and continue the all-in-one design established by the original. The plastic casing and display of the old model have been replaced with an anodized aluminum frame and glass cover. The 17" model has been dropped from the line, which will now feature two 20" sizes and one 24" model, all of which have been slimmed down in width from their predecsors. Each iMac will support Firewire 800 and 400, three USB ports, Gigabit ethernet, audio in and out jacks and a DVI out.

Not to be outdone, the included keyboard has also undergone an extreeme makeover with the resulting super-slim model proving to be a worthy counterpart to the iMac itself. The keyboard, also in aluminum, features low-profile keys that provide a crisp, responsive feel plus special function keys for one-touch control of Mac features and two USB 2.0 ports.

Under the hood, these new iMacs will posses up to 2.4GHz Core 2 Extreme processor, 2.8 GHz on the 24 inch, up to 4GB memory, Radeon HD graphics, up to 1 TB HDD, 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.0

The three new iMacs, which range in price from $1200 to $1800, are available now.

J. McKinney