Apple launches new Mac Pro, iMac, and LED Cinema Display

Published Date
28 - Jul - 2010
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28 - Jul - 2010
 
Apple launches new Mac Pro, iMac, and LED Cinema Display

Apple has launched its all new Mac Pro, iMac, and LED Cinema Display products, thereby completing its lineup refresh of 2010, along with the new Mac Mini, the iPhone 4, and the newMacBook and MacBook Pro. What is perhaps the most interesting new feature of this new lot is the choice of AMD ATI discrete graphics for the Mac Pro and iMac.

iMac


Upgraded with “faster graphics and a new processor architecture”, the new iMac is available in two models: 21.5-inch and 27-inch, each with its own processor (sticking with Intel), graphics (now with AMD ATI), and storage configuration options. Bundled accessories include Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse, cleaning cloth, power lead, and install/restore DVDs. Prices start at $1199. Find detailed specifications below:

iMac specifications

iMac model

21.5-inch

27-inch

Display

Built-in 21.5-inch (viewable) LED-backlit glossy widescreen TFT active-matrix liquid crystal display with IPS technology, Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels, Typical viewing angle: 178° horizontal; 178° vertical, 16:9 aspect ratio

Built-in 27-inch (viewable) LED-backlit glossy widescreen TFT active-matrix liquid crystal display with IPS technology, Resolution: 2560x1440 pixels, ypical viewing angle: 178° horizontal; 178° vertical, 16:9 aspect ratio

Processor options

3.06GHz Intel Core I3 processor with 4MB level 3 cache; supports Hyper-Threading

3.2GHz Intel Core i3Where to buy 21490 processor with 4MB level 3 cache; supports Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost

 

3.2GHz Intel Core i3Where to buy 21490 processor with 4MB level 3 cache; supports Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost

3.6GHz Intel Core i5Where to buy 32391 processor with 4MB level 3 cache; supports Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost

 

3.6GHz Intel Core i5Where to buy 32391 processor with 4MB level 3 cache; supports Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost

2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5Where to buy 32391 processor with 8MB level 3 cache; supports Turbo Boost

 

 

2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7Where to buy 43990 processor with 8MB level 3 cache; supports Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost

Graphics options

ATI RadeonWhere to buy 7818 25799 HD 4670 graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR3 memory

ATI RadeonWhere to buy 7818 25799 HD 5670 graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory (for dual core processor configurations only)

 

ATI RadeonWhere to buy 7818 25799 HD 5670 graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory

ATI RadeonWhere to buy 7818 25799 HD 5750 graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory (for quad core processor configurations only)

Storage

500GB or 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive

1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive

 

Optional 2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive

Optional 2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive

 

 

Optional 256GB solid-state drive

Connectivity

Bluetooth 2.1 w/ EDR, WiFi 802.11n, 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet

Ports & Expansion

1 Firewire 800, 4 USB2.0, SDXC card slot

RAM

4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM; four SO-DIMM slots support up to 16GB

The 27-inch iMac can also be wall-mounted, with the VESA Mount Adapter Kit.

Mac Pro


Looking to give users truly powerful machines, Apple has refreshed the Mac Pro lineup with all new processors (Intel’s new Nehalem-derived Westmere 32-nm processors, with up to 12 cores and 1.5x Turbo Boost) and graphics (going with AMD ATI), as well as a variety of storage and expansion options. Bundled accessories include: power lead, Apple keyboard with numeric keypad, Magic Mouse, USB keyboard extension cable and install/restore DVDs. Prices have not yet been released, and the product will launch by August. Find detailed specifications below:

Mac Pro specifications

Processor Options

2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel XeonWhere to buy 189 20039 23525 Nehalem

Two 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel XeonWhere to buy 189 20039 23525 Westmere

Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel XeonWhere to buy 189 20039 23525 Westmere

 

3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel XeonWhere to buy 189 20039 23525 Nehalem

Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel XeonWhere to buy 189 20039 23525 Westmere

Two 2.93GHz 6-Core Intel XeonWhere to buy 189 20039 23525 Westmere

 

3.33GHz 6-Core Intel XeonWhere to buy 189 20039 23525 Westmere

Two 2.93GHz 6-Core Intel XeonWhere to buy 189 20039 23525 Westmere

 

Memory Options (1066MHz DDR3)

3GB (three 1GB DIMMs)

6GB memory (six 1GB DIMMs)

6GB memory (three 2GB DIMMs)

8GB memory (four 2GB DIMMs)

 

8GB memory (four 2GB DIMMs)

12GB memory (six 2GB DIMMs)

 

12GB memory (three 4GB DIMMs)

16GB memory (eight 2GB DIMMs)

 

16GB memory (four 4GB DIMMs)

24GB memory (six 4GB DIMMs)

 

 

32GB memory (eight 4GB DIMMs)

Storage options

Drive bays 1-4: 1TB or 2TB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive (7200 rpm); 512GB solid-state drive6

Graphics options

ATI RadeonWhere to buy 7818 25799 HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5 memory / ATI Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB GDDR5 memory / two ATI Radeon HD 5770 / three ATI Radeon HD 5770

Video Out

Two Mini DisplayPort outputs and one dual-link DVI video output

Optical drive

18x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

Wireless

Built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi3 and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology

PCI Express

Three open full-length PCI Express 2.0 expansion slots with mechanical support for 16-lane cards; 300W combined maximum for all PCI Express slots

LED Cinema Display

Apple’s new LED Cinema Display is a 27-inch backlit LED screen with IPS, 16:9 aspect ratio, 2560x1440, and wide viewing angle of 178° horizontal and 178° vertical. It comes with a built-in 49-watt speaker system that includes an integrated subwoofer. The LED Cinema Display also has built-in iSight (Apple’s webcam) and microphone, as well as an ambient light sensor for intelligent auto-image adjustment. You can also connect the LED Cinema Display to any of the current line-up of Mac notebooks and desktop computers, using the ultra-compact Mini DisplayPort connector. Apart from all this, the LED Cinema Display has a MagSafe connector to safely and conveniently charge your MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, apart from its three self-powered USB 2.0 ports.

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