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Apple Introduces New iMacs [Update]

Apple Introduces New iMacs [Update]

by , 1:05 PM EDT, August 7th, 2007

All of the models feature 1 GB of SDRAM, expandable up to 4 GB (a new high capacity for the iMac line), and can house up to 1 Terabyte of hard disk storage.

Apple also made the decision to only offer glossy screens in the new iMacs. At the media event Tuesday announcing the new Macs, Steve Jobs said Apple's customers had spoken on this issue, and that the vast majority of them preferred glossy screens. Apple first began offering a glossy option on MacBook Pros in 2006.

Apple's pricing and configurations:

The new 20-inch 2.0 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,199 (US), includes:

  • 20-inch widescreen LCD display;
  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
  • 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 4GB;
  • a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
  • ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB GDDR3 memory;
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
  • 250GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
  • built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
  • the new Apple Keyboard, Mighty Mouse and infrared Apple Remote.

The new 20-inch 2.4 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US), includes:

  • 20-inch widescreen LCD display;
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
  • 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 4GB;
  • a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
  • ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB GDDR3 memory;
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
  • 320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
  • built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
  • the new Apple Keyboard, Mighty Mouse and infrared Apple Remote.

The new 24-inch 2.4 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,799 (US), includes:

  • 24-inch widescreen LCD display;
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
  • 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 4GB;
  • a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
  • ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB GDDR3 memory;
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
  • 320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
  • built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
  • the new Apple Keyboard, Mighty Mouse and infrared Apple Remote.

In addition, the company is offering a 2.8 GHz Core 2 Extreme processor model at $2,299.

[Update: This article has been updated with additional information on Apple's new iMac models. - Editor]

  

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