With new processors and advanced graphics, the new iMac is the fastest, most powerful iMac yet.
New processor architecture.
Now all iMac models come standard with Intel Core processors built on a new architecture. Based on Intel’s 32-nanometer process technology, these processors set new benchmarks for iMac performance.
The available quad-core Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor in the 27-inch iMac puts four processing cores on one die, so data doesn’t have to travel far to get from core to core.
Many iMac models now benefit from Turbo Boost technology built into the Intel Core series processors. If you’re using a processor-intensive application such as Aperture 3 or Final Cut Pro that benefits from extra performance, Turbo Boost dynamically increases the speed of available cores.
iMac does more, more quickly.
Built for more cores.
Mac OS X Snow Leopard is designed to take advantage of the advanced multicore processor architecture, so every Intel processor reaches its full potential on iMac.
Viewing and editing photos.
The new iMac is fast at importing photos and performing basic editing tasks — things like removing red-eye and erasing small blemishes — in iPhoto. And it delivers excellent performance for professional applications such as Aperture.
iMac makes quick work of work. Create complex transitions in a Keynote presentation. Add 3D charts to a Numbers spreadsheet. Design a beautiful document in Pages. Powerful Intel processors across the iMac line make iWork fast and responsive.
Big, beautiful displays.
21.5-inch and 27-inch displays.
Today’s iMac has come a long way from the first 15-inch iMac. Take one look and you’ll see just how far. A 21.5-inch or 27-inch display with edge-to-edge glass covers nearly the entire front of the enclosure. When all you see is the display, nothing gets between you and what’s onscreen. Movies, TVshows, websites, photos — everything looks stunning on the 16:9 widescreen iMac display.
When a display has more pixels, you need to push more light through them to achieve the best picture possible. LED backlighting in iMac does exactly that, with remarkable brightness and efficiency. Because the LED backlight doesn’t take up much space, the iMac enclosure stays thin — even with all the high-performance components inside.
The 21.5-inch iMac features 1920-by-1080 HD resolution. Apple engineers could simply have stretched that resolution up and out for the 27-inch iMac. Instead, they took the display well beyond HD with 2560-by-1440 resolution. That’s 78 percent more pixels than the 21.5-inch iMac.
The iMac display is designed to look great from almost any angle. A technology called in-plane switching (IPS) makes this possible. Whether you’re sitting in front of the display or standing off to the side, you’ll get a great picture with superb color.
Evolution of iMac.
It was a great idea then, and it’s a great idea now. The all-in-one design of the first flat-panel iMac cleaned up the desktop. It put everything you need — display, processor, graphics card, hard drive, optical drive, memory, and more — inside one simple enclosure. New technology on the inside makes the new iMac a worthy addition to the all-in-one dynasty.
While you’ll find a collection of ports on the back of iMac, you won’t find much else. A seamless, precision-forged enclosure makes the back one continuous aluminum surface. And there’s only one cord: the power cord.
Cool, quiet components.
The widescreen iMac display allows more room to separate the two hottest components, the CPU and the GPU. This keeps things cool inside the iMac enclosure. Apple engineers also implemented an intelligent control system that monitors temperatures and delivers just the right amount of airflow to critical components. And the three fans inside iMac have been tuned to be ultraquiet. The result of all this tinkering with heat and sound? A system that operates at 18 decibels when idle — so quiet, you hardly know it’s on.*
Displays like nothing you’ve ever seen.
LED backlighting. One bright idea.
Full brightness with no waiting. That’s the big advantage of the LED-backlit iMac display. Unlike most displays that take time to warm up before they reach maximum brightness, an LED-backlit display is instantly on and uniformly bright. LED backlighting also gives you greater control over screen brightness. So you can finely tune the iMac display to suit the ambient light in even the dimmest room.
More pixels. Better picture.
iMac offers some prime pixel real estate. The 21.5-inch, 1920-by-1080 display has 17 percent more pixels than the previous 20-inch iMac. The 27-inch, 2560-by-1440 display has a whopping 78 percent more pixels than the 21.5-inch iMac. And a 1000:1 contrast ratio gives you more vibrant colors and blacker blacks. All that in a widescreen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio — the same as an HD TV.
Stunning from every angle.
The iMac display looks great from any seat in the house, thanks to a premium display technology called in-plane switching (IPS). IPS gives you a bright picture with excellent color — even if you’re viewing the display from the side.