Apple launches new iMac and Mac Mini
Dubai, March 26, 2009
Arab Business Machine, Apple’s representative for the Middle East, has announced the launch of the updated iMac and Mac mini desktop lines, including a 24-inch iMac.
The 24-inch iMac is priced more affordably than ever before and the Mac mini has powerful new integrated graphics, according to a statement.
For the same price as the previous generation 20-inch iMac, the new 24-inch iMac delivers a 30 per cent larger display, twice the memory and twice the storage.
Delivering up to five times better graphics performance, the updated Mac mini now features the same groundbreaking Nvidia GeForce 9400M integrated graphics introduced with the aluminum unibody MacBook family.
The new Mac mini uses less than 13 watts of power at idle and up to 10 times less power than a typical desktop PC.
All iMac and Mac mini systems come with Mac OS X Leopard, and iLife ’09, Apple’s suite of consumer applications for managing and organisng photos, making movies and creating and learning to play music.
“Our flagship 24-inch iMac with twice the memory and twice the storage is now available” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “The Mac mini is not only our most affordable Mac, it’s also the world’s most energy efficient desktop computer.”
The full-featured iMac line starts with the 20-inch iMac with a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 memory, a 320GB Serial ATA hard drive and Nvidia GeForce 9400M integrated graphics.
The 24-inch iMac features a 1920 x 1200 pixel widescreen display that offers 30 per cent more screen real estate than the 20-inch model.
It also includes up to a 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 memory, a 640GB or 1TB Serial ATA hard drive, and a variety of graphics technology from Nvidia GeForce 9400M integrated graphics to the Nvidia GeForce GT 130 or ATI Radeon HD 4850 discrete graphics for ultimate performance.
Every iMac features a glossy display with a built-in iSight video camera, mic and speakers in a thin aluminum and glass design.
The new iMac also includes a mini DisplayPort connector for a pure digital signal to Apple’s new 24-inch LED cinema display with adapters available for DisplayPort, VGA, DVI and dual-link DVI displays.
iMac includes built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, gigabit Ethernet; a total of six USB 2.0 ports (including two on the keyboard) and one FireWire 800 port.
The Mac mini is an innovative, tiny desktop measuring only 6.5 x 6.5 x 2 inches.
Available in two models, Mac mini features a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, up to 320GB Serial ATA hard drive, five USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800 and a SuperDrive.
The Mac mini features Nvidia GeForce 9400M integrated graphics for up to five times better graphics performance than before and now with dual display support can drive two Apple or third-party displays with Mini DisplayPort or DVI connections.
Continuing Apple’s commitment to the environment, both iMac and Mac mini extend their leadership in green design. Both iMac and Mac mini exceed current Energy Star 4.0 requirements and are leading the industry as early adopters of the more stringent Energy Star 5.0 requirements which will become effective later this year.
Both iMac and Mac mini use PVC-free internal components and cables and contain no brominated flame retardants. Both iMac and Mac mini feature material-efficient system and packaging designs and use highly recyclable materials.
Apple’s new desktop lineup joins its recently introduced aluminum unibody MacBook family in achieving Epeat Gold status.
Every Mac comes with Apple’s innovative iLife ’09 suite of applications for managing photos, making movies and creating and learning to play music.
iLife ’09 features iPhoto, which introduces Faces and Places as breakthrough new ways to easily or