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Old Jul 27, 2010, 07:39 AM   #1
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Apple Releases New iMacs with Upgraded ATI Radeon HD Graphics Cards



As predicted, Apple launched new iMacs today featuring the latest Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors and new graphics cards.
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"We took the world's best all-in-one and made it even better," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "With the latest processors, high-performance graphics and signature aluminum and glass design, customers are going to love the latest iMac."
21.5" / 3.06GHz Core i3 / 4GB / 500MB / ATI Radeon HD 4670
21.5" / 3.20GHz Core i3 / 4GB / 1TB / ATI Radeon HD 5670
27" / 3.20GHz Core i3 / 4GB / 1TB / ATI Radeon HD 5670
27" / 2.8GHz Quad-Core Core i5 / 4GB / 1TB / ATI Radeon HD 5750
27" / 2.93 GHz Quad-Core Core i7 BTO option

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Old Jul 27, 2010, 07:40 AM   #2
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Pricing?
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 07:41 AM   #3
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Solid State Drive now an option!

Yes!! God I hope it's an Intel drive and not a Samsung one.
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 07:51 AM   #4
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Yes!! God I hope it's an Intel drive and not a Samsung one.

You can even configure the 27-inch models with a 1TB or 2TB hard drive AND a 256 GB SSD since there's tons of room behind that massive screen. That's pretty sweet.
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 07:52 AM   #5
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4TB of ram is definitely the way to go...
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 07:55 AM   #6
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You can even configure the 27-inch models with a 1TB or 2TB hard drive AND a 256 GB SSD since there's tons of room behind that massive screen. That's pretty sweet.
A lot of us iMac 27" owners are already using SSD drives behind that big pane.

For me, my thing was ram. I'm four gigs beyond my G5's 8 gigs now:



I still have 4 gigs to go...

I guess for me the things I'll feel a little whiny about is the faster CPU and the better graphics card but I've had this thing for almost a month now so I think it's beyond the point of taking it back and it's been far more Mac than I expected it to be. No problem.
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 08:05 AM   #7
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A lot of us iMac 27" owners are already using SSD drives behind that big pane.

For me, my thing was ram. I'm four gigs beyond my G5's 8 gigs now:



I still have 4 gigs to go...

I guess for me the things I'll feel a little whiny about is the faster CPU and the better graphics card but I've had this thing for almost a month now so I think it's beyond the point of taking it back and it's been far more Mac than I expected it to be. No problem.
What kind of daily work are you doing with that iMac? Just wondering, that's a lot of RAM.
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 04:01 PM   #8
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Yes!! God I hope it's an Intel drive and not a Samsung one.
It most likely will be Intel because Samsung is coming out with their own laptops/computers in the US. Their exclusivity contract ended this year.
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 07:42 AM   #9
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Pricing?
Apple site said $1199/1699. I assume the 1199 is the lowest of the 21inches.
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 07:43 AM   #12
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Wow - only i3s - apart from the highest end. I was expecting i5s at least in all.


No Mac Pros.. still.

Are the ATI Radeon HD 5670 any good for games? Did apple up the graphic cards due to Steam?
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No Mac Pros.. still.
Check the Mac Pro page... it says it has 6/12 cores now... they just didnt post the story yet
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This was a nice surprise. Still a little pricy, but very tempting!
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This was a nice surprise. Still a little pricy, but very tempting!
Add an ultrafast solid-state drive.
To give your iMac a real performance boost, configure your 27-inch iMac on the Apple Online Store with an optional 256GB solid-state drive. You can choose it as your only drive or have it installed in addition to the built-in hard drive, allowing you to store the operating system, critical applications, and important files on the solid-state drive and your other files on the hard drive. Because solid-state drives have no moving parts, the computer can access data at over twice the speed of hard drives. Which makes starting up your iMac and launching applications faster than you ever thought possible.

I wonder if there's a small bay in there for 2.5inch drives or something? Be interesting to see the tear downs to find out.
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 08:03 AM   #18
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oh man. 2.93GHz Westmere processors. I love you apple. standard at 6gb RAM. And the new iMacs getting the whole Core iX treatment. I can't wait to start playing Starcraft II on one of these bad boys and hopefully The Old Republic
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 08:09 AM   #19
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isisnt the 5750 slower than the 4850 or is it the desktop version
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 08:36 AM   #20
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Hmmmm.

Wonder If they will swap the one I just bought that I exchanged because of the yellow screen with one of these new ones????
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5750? Weak apple. 27" deserves 5850 as BTO if you're willing to give it 4850.
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Almost as good an update as I had guessed. I hoped for SSD options but never thought we'd get them. I was also hoping for the i5 to drop to $1699 and the i7 drop to just $1999. The ram speeds have been bumped up as well! And we finally have a 1gb GPU!!!!!!!!!
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OK, so I need some honest opinions. I bought a 27" iMac, 2.8 i7, 4GB, 1TB, RadeonHD 4850 about a month ago. From a professional photography standpoint (disregarding opinions about the screen): should I try to sell this one and upgrade to the new one with, from what I can tell, not much more than a better graphics card?
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The real question is: can I simply buy a HDD and add an SSD myself later??
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I'm really wanting an SSD iMac now.
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