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Apple unveils its new and revamped products in Singapore

Zafar Anjum | Oct. 23, 2009
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According to Apple, the new iMac line, starting at S$1,788 (US$1,283), is the fastest ever with Intel Core 2 Duo processors starting at 3.06 GHz, and Core i5 and i7 quad-core processors for up to twice the performance.

Every new iMac ships with a wireless keyboard and the all new wireless Magic Mouse, the world's first mouse with Multi-Touch technology pioneered by Apple.

The iMac is widely praised as the best desktop computer in the world and today we are making it even better, said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing. With brilliant LED displays and the revolutionary Magic Mouse, the new iMac delivers an amazing desktop experience that we think customers will love.

Using intuitive gestures, a user can easily scroll through long documents, pan across large images or swipe to move forward or backward through a collection of Web pages or photos. The Magic Mouse can be configured as either a single button or two-button mouse, according to the user's preference. The wireless keyboard and Magic Mouse work seamlessly with the iMac's built-in bluetooth capabilities to provide a clean, cable-free desk top.

The new 21.5 inch (54.6 cm) iMac features a high resolution 1920-by-1080 pixel display. The 27 inch (68.6 cm)  iMac features a beautiful 2560-by-1440 pixel display that offers 60 per cent more pixels than the previous 24-inch (61 cm) model. Both 21.5 and 27-inch displays use IPS technology to deliver consistent colour across an ultra wide 178 degree viewing angle.

The new iMac is packed with improved graphics across the line with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics or ATI Radeon HD 4670 discrete graphics in the 21.5-inch model, and ATI Radeon HD 4670 discrete graphics or ATI Radeon HD 4850 discrete graphics in the 27-inch model. The new iMac line now also features 4GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 memory and capacity up to 16GB across four SO-DIMM slots. Every iMac features a built-in iSight video camera, microphone and stereo speakers integrated into the thin aluminum and glass design. iMac includes built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wi-fi networking, bluetooth 2.1+EDR, gigabit ethernet, a total of four USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port and a new built-in SD card slot.

The new 21.5-inch 3.06 GHz iMac is available for a suggested retail price of S$1,788 (US$1,283) whereas the new 27-inch 3.06 GHz iMac is available for a suggested retail price of S$2,588 (US$1,857).

 

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