IT Voice News: On Thursday, Apple introduced the much-awaited 68.58-cm (27-inch) iMac which features world’s highest declaration display, Retina 5K display with 14.7 million pixels. The pixels quality is four times higher than in the standard 68.58-cm (27-inch) iMac and 67 per cent more than 4K display.
According to Apple, this new iMac uses oxide TFT-based panel offering vivid display brightness in every corner. The pixels are controlled by a single supercharged timing controller from Apple. The display of the iMac has excellent colour balance and Final Cut Pro users can view 4K or Ultra HD videos natively while the video view window is surrounded with toolbars for editing, library lookup and so on. The new iMac also boots and launches apps quickly as it has a 1TB hard drive space for the files. The new iMacs have preloaded Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10). The systems start with 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM which can be upgraded to 16GB for $200 and 32GB for $600 later on.
On the connectivity front the new iMac with Retina 5K display features:
* Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
* 802.11ac Wi-Fi
* Headphone port
* Bluetooth 4.0
* Four USB 3 ports (compatible with USB 2)
* SDXC card slot
* Kensington lock slot
* 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector
The display uses LED technology to improve image quality and reduce power consumption by 30 per cent. It also uses a new photo alignment process and a compensation film for more vibrant colours. It is powered by a 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost which speeds up to 3.9GHz, and it can be configured with a 4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost which speeds up to 4.4GHz. AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics are also integrated into this new iMac while it can also be configured with AMD Radeon R9 M295X graphics and it’s shipping at Rs 179,900.
Additionally, Apple has also introduced the new Mac mini which features Intel Core processors, integrated graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi support and Thunderbolt 2 ports. The Mac mini comes in three standard models. At the price of Rs 36,900, the new Mac mini features 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost which speeds up to 2.7 GHz, 4GB of memory, Intel HD Graphics 5000 and a 500GB hard drive. At Rs 49,990, the Mac mini features 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost which speeds up to 3.1GHz, 8GB of RAM, Intel Iris Graphics and a 1TB hard drive. And at Rs 69,990, it is packed with 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost which speeds up to 3.3GHz, 8GB of RAM, Intel Iris Graphics and a 1TB Fusion Drive. The new Macs can be ordered from select Apple authorised resellers from next week.