Apple Updates iMac with Haswell and Faster PCIe Flash Storage

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    In something of a surprise move, Apple today announced the launch of updated iMacs based on Intel's Haswell processors, faster PCI Express-based flash storage options, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
    New models include:

    21.5-inch
    - $1299: 2.7 GHz quad-core i5 and Intel Iris Pro graphics
    - $1499: 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel i5 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 1 GB video memory

    27-inch
    - $1799: 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1 GB video memory
    - $1999: 3.4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M with 2 GB video memory

    All standard configurations come with 8 GB of RAM and a 1 TB traditional hard drive.

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    Build-to-order options include a 3.1 GHz Core i7 processor and 16 GB of RAM on the 21.5-inch model and a 3.5 GHz Core i7 processor and up to 32 GB of RAM on the 27-inch model. Storage options of up to 3 TB traditional hard drive, 3 TB Fusion Drive, and 1 TB flash storage are also available depending on model. The high-end 27-inch model also has an available graphics upgrade to NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780M with 4GB of GDDR5 memory.

    The new iMac is available today through Apple's online store with all standard configurations with the exception of the high-end 21.5-inch model showing availability of "within 24 hours". The high-end 21.5-inch model is currently showing a shipping estimate of 2-3 weeks.

    Article Link: Apple Updates iMac with Haswell and Faster PCIe Flash Storage
     
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  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    So Apple is now shipping iMacs with Iris Pro graphics. I think that bodes well for new MBPs soon.
     
  6. mrmarts macrumors 65816

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    I have been waiting maybe it's time I get one.
     
  7. singhjeet29 macrumors regular

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    Woah, was not expecting, but hopefully updates across the line are coming sooner rather than later! :)
     
  8. bad03xtreme macrumors 6502a

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    Might need to get myself one of the 27" version.
     
  9. Jsameds macrumors 68040

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    Well I was expecting an update but at Octobers iPad event and not so out of the blue like this, either way - Haswell, yes!

    Now let's see some benchmarks :)
     
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    still no Retina Display so still won't be getting one :-(
     
  12. theanimala macrumors 6502

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    This is how things should be done more often. Not every little incremental upgrade needs to have a grand announcement during some keynote speech.
     
  13. musika macrumors 65816

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    Would you buy one with a Retina Display for 2x the cost?
     
  14. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    That explains why I went to the Apple Store app, iMacs were at the top of the Featured section.
     
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    Their timing is always problematic. We just upgraded our college labs to the "new" iMacs in August. Mainly, we needed better graphics chips (from our original 128 mb iMacs). I wish Apple had a summer upgrade cycle so that we could get the newer machines for the start of the semester. The iMacs we purchased have 512 mb. Now 1 gb seems to be standard, along with 8 gb of RAM. By the time we can afford to upgrade the labs again, we'll probably once again end up behind the curve....

    Edit: Whoa! Finally a 1 tb SSD option -- for an additional $1000.
     
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  19. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    I would. $3k wouldn't be out of the question there.
     
  20. noiseordinance macrumors regular

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    Seriously. No i7, no bueno.
     
  21. Intarweb macrumors 6502a

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    Did they upgrade that weak ass HDD in the 21.5 yet?
     
  22. TigerMe macrumors member

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    This is surprising. I would have thought the other systems were on hold until Mavericks. This may be more of a statement about Mavericks readiness than anything.


     
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    Nice, great timing. I'll be considering one of these bad boys for my kids this Christmas. I suppose the MacBook Pros will be next, though I'm not in the market for one of those.
     
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    nobody noticed the 27inch 'high end' model comes with nvidia 775m by default??? and 4gb 780m?

    woah...

    it's gonna be a gaming monster =]

    im wondering why it's not overclocked mx models like the previous 680mx.
     
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    No :rolleyes:
     

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