Apple Announces New 17" iMacs

This morningis MACWORLD Expo Keynote saw the announcement of a new iMac, the most notable new features being a 17" screen and a GeForce4 graphics card. According to Appleis press release today:

The 17-inch LCD flat screen iMac also features an 800 MHz PowerPC G4 processor, NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics, a SuperDrive™ for playing and burning CDs and DVDs, and a large 80GB hard drive that can hold more than six hours of video, 15,000 songs and 73,000 digital photos. The new 17-inch iMac also includes Apple’s amazing iTunes™, iPhoto™, iMovie™ and iDVD applications, making it the ultimate Digital Hub for digital music, photos and movies.

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Every iMac includes Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle software, including the new iTunes 3 for organizing and burning digital music, iMovie for creating digital movies and iPhoto for organizing and sharing digital photos. The new 17-inch flat screen iMac also offers the revolutionary SuperDrive and Apple’s iDVD software to let users easily create and burn their own custom DVDs that play in consumer DVD players.

The four-model iMac family features:

  • a 17-inch widescreen LCD or 15-inch flat screen display;
  • an 800 MHz or 700 MHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine™;
  • two FireWire® and five USB ports for fast, simple, plug-and-play connections to digital devices such as digital MP3 players, still cameras and DV camcorders;
  • built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet and 56K V.90 modem;
  • an internal 18-watt digital amplifier for great stereo sound and Apple Pro Speakers on selected models;
  • a collection of productivity and entertainment titles including Quicken Deluxe 2002 and WorldBook Mac OS X Edition; and
  • Mac OS® X version 10.2 “Jaguar,” Apple’s next-generation operating system.

The new iMac model is priced at $1999 US, and is available early next month. You can read the press release in full at Appleis Web site.

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