Apple Releases New iMacs

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    As predicted, Apple released new iMacs today. The new iMacs include faster processors bringing the low end up to 2.4GHz and with the top end reaching 3.06GHz. The high end 24" 3.06GHz iMac also introduces the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS (512MB) video card.
    The iMacs also incorporate the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors with 6MB L2 cache and faster 1066 MHz front-side bus. Specs are listed below:

    20", 2.4GHz, 1GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT 128MB. $1199
    20", 2.6GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB Hard Drive, ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO 256MB, $1499
    24", 2.8GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB Hard Drive, ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO 256MB, $1799
    24", 3.06GHz, 2GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS 512MB, $2199



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    i just saw this on the apple store.
    will be getting one for work this week.
    i was going to anyway, so i'll just get the same model (24" 2.8G) and save a few $
     
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    Did they stop using Mobile Chips? None of the mobile chips have a 1066 FSB....
     
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    Nice to see a low clocked 8800 in there. The 1066 MHz front side bus is interesting as well.
     
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    Just in time for the "economic stimulus" monies that will begin to hit bank accounts today in the US.

    Nice, predictable bump. I sure wish I could justify replacing my original white CD 20" iMac... but I'm not there yet. For everyone else, enjoy!
     
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    Now that the iMac has reached 3 Ghz, isn't this really the defining moment for Intel where Jobs forsaked IBM and the G5 because they did not reach 3ghz when promised, back a couple of years?

    It might be.

    Looks like IBM and Intel were both limited by technology and materials at the same time.

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    *goes and rings dad* I need to replace my emac :/
     
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    Meh, you can only update the graphics card on the 24 inch model.

    Disappointed..

    When will we see the next (real) upgrade?
     
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    "iMac has up to 2GB of 800MHz DDR2 memory standard so you can run more applications simultaneously."

    800Mhz DDR2? this is something new, right?
     
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    Great! Now show us the redesigned MacBook Pro asap!
     
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    Price drops in Aus are welcome.

    Not a bad update.
     
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    a new frontside bus. faster! old ram was 667
     
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    You have a MacBook, isn't that just a portable, battery powered Mac Mini? :p
     
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    Real? As in… real how? :confused: ;)

    This is fine upgrade.
     
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    Its only the GS, but nonetheless its nice to see a halfway decent GPU re-enter the iMac lineup.
     
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    3GHz reminds me of the the fabled G5. Would never see that running at 3GHz inside an iMac let alone dual core.

    Seems pretty impressive. Still I'm happy with my matte iMac.
     
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    I wish they had done the same with the new macbook pro
     
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    It looks like Apple isn't using the mobile chips. None of the current mobile chips have a 1066 FSB. It is more likely they are using a desktop chip and underclocking the bus (yet still overclocking the cpu). Also there aren't any mobile chips that take 800Mhz DDR2 ram yet either.
    I think they are the desktop variant.
     
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    That is one of the first things that I had noticed as well.

    Now, I wish they would bump the laptop RAM to those speeds.
     
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    Hardware update on a Monday?

    The AAPL employees must be taking tomorrow off for GTA4.
     

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