New iMac Packed with Next-Gen Quad Core, Thunderbolt and FaceTime HD

Published on May 4th, 2011

Apple has improved its all-in-one iMac and is now powered with the latest next generation quad-core Intel i5 and i7 processors paired with AMD Radeon 6000 series graphics processors, the high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime HD camera.

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These new iMacs are said to be 70x (times) faster in terms of processing power and 3x (times) in terms of graphics processing compared to the previous iMacs. The new iMac starts at $1,199 or ₱ 60,990 at the Apple Online Store Philippines. There are two sizes of iMacs you can choose from, a 21.5-inch iMac and a 27-inch iMac.

Here are the details of these new iMac and their Prices:

21.5-inch: 2.5GHz

  • 2.5GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 with 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 4GB (two 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 memory (Configurable to 16GB)
  • 500GB hard drive
  • AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB
  • ₱ 60,990.00

21.5-inch: 2.7GHz

  • 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 with 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache (Configurable to 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7)
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 4GB (two 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 memory (Configurable to 16GB)
  • 1TB hard drive (Optional 2TB or 256 SSD)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 512MB
  • ₱ 75,990.00

27-inch: 2.7GHz

  • 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 with 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache
  • 2560 x 1440 resolution
  • 4GB (two 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 memory (Configurable to 16GB)
  • 1TB hard drive (Optional 2TB or 256 SSD)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 512MB
  • ₱ 85,990.00

27-inch: 3.1GHz

  • 3.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 with 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache (Configurable to 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7)
  • 2560 x 1440 resolution
  • 4GB (two 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 memory (Configurable to 16GB)
  • 1TB hard drive (Optional 2TB or 256 SSD)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 1GB (Optional AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 2GB GDDR5)
  • ₱ 99,990.00

All of these new iMacs are built with the following features and connectivity:

1. FaceTime HD Camera that supports native resolution and up to 2560×1600 pixels on external display, and supports extended desktop and video mirroring modes.

2. Built-in stereo speakers, built-in microphone and headphone mini-jack.

3. Thunderbolt port (up to 10Gbps), Mini DisplayPort output with support for DVI, VGA and dual-link DVI, 7-watt FireWire 800 port, USB 2.0 ports, SDXC card slot, 8x SuperDrive w/ 4x double-layer burning, Audio in/out, 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet, IR receiver

4. Apple wireless keyboard, magic mouse and magic trackpad

5. Wireless connection WiFi 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology

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