Apple updates iMac with Intel processors

appleimacNEW DELHI: Apple said it has updated the iMac with fourth-generation Intel processors, better graphics, next-generation Wi-Fi and faster flash storage options.

The entry-level 21.5-inch iMac features a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and new Iris Pro graphics for unprecedented levels of integrated graphics performance. The high-end 21.5-inch model and both 27-inch models feature quad-core Intel Core i5 processors running at 3.4GHz. They also have the Nvidia GeForce 700 series graphics under the hood, delivering twice the video memory and up to 40% faster performance than their predecessors.

Apple is also providing buyers the option to upgrade to quad-core Intel Core i7 processors running at 3.5 GHz and Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M series graphics with 4GB video memory.

iMac now supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi that delivers up to three time faster wireless performance than the previous generation models. The updated iMac also supports for PCIe-based flash storage and all-flash storage options up to 50% faster than predecessors.

The new iMacs ship with OS X Mountain Lion and come preloaded with software like Messages, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, AirPlay Mirroring, Dictation, Game Center and the enhanced security of Gatekeeper to your Mac.

Base 21.5-inch iMac is available at a retail price of Rs 99,900, while the higher model can be purchased for Rs 1,14,900. The two 27-inch iMac models have been priced at Rs 1,39,900 and Rs 1,54,900, depending on configuration.

source : Times of India