Apple on Wednesday updated its entire iMac product line adding the new Core Duo Intel processor. In addition to the updated processors Apple launched a new model that features a inch widescreen display.
&;We think this inch iMac is a product that both consumers and professionals are going to love&; David Moody Apple&;s vice president of Worldwide Mac Product Marketing told Macworld.
The new iMac lineup includes four models: a .GHz and a .GHz inch a .GHz inch and the allnew .GHz inch iMac. According to Apple the new iMac delivers percent better performance than the previous iMac.
The inch iMac features a inch widescreen LCD display with a by pixel resolution that offers percent more screen real estate than the inch model. In addition to the new processor the inch iMac also includes MB of shared L cache GB of MHz DDR SDRAM memory a GB Serial ATA hard drive NVIDIA GeForce GT graphics with MB of GDDR memory and a SuperDrive.
There is growing demand in the industry for a powerful machine like the inch iMac. With additional features like FireWire the highend iMac seems an ideal computer for what has been referred to as the prosumer customer.
&;There is a market out there for consumers that aspire to do professional level work or for a pro that doesn&;t need the expandability of the Mac Pro &;this is a perfect computer for them&; said Moody.
Built to order options are also available for the inch model. The new iMac can be configured with a .GHz Intel Core Duo processor up to GB of MHz DDR SDRAM memory a GB Serial ATA hard drive and the NVIDIA GeForce GT with MB of GDDR memory.
With its new Intel processors Apple has taken on the lowcost PCs headon. One of the criticisms that has long plagued the company is that its products are more expensive than comparable Windowsbased systems but those arguments have largely been disproved.
&;What we want to do is deliver outstanding value great design and great features. We look at it as a total package&; said Moody.
The inch .GHz iMac ($) inch .GHz iMac ($) inch .GHz iMac ($) and the inch .GHz iMac ($) are all available immediately.