Apple announced iMac upgrades today, with up to 8-core Intel processors and Vega graphics available.

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More Power

The 21.5-inch iMac features an 8th-gen quad-core processor, with an option to add a 6-core processor, which gives you 60% faster speeds than the previous model. Meanwhile, the 27-inch iMac has the 9th-gen 6-core and 8-core processor options, which is 2.4 times faster than before.

father and daughter using an imac

For the first time, Radeon Pro Vega graphics are available for the iMac. On the 21.5-inch this means up to 80% faster performance, and up to 50% faster on the 27-inch.

Prices

The new 21.5-inch iMac with a Retina 4K screen starts at US$1,299, and the new 27-inch iMac with a Retina 5K screen starts at US$1,799. You can still buy a non-Retina iMac for US$1,099.

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geoduck

Woah, didn’t see that coming.

Lee Dronick

Neither did the professional analysts 😀