With a few key features–including a new design, display, and faster processor, along with graphics and storage options that’ll make you swoon, the new iMac trumps all of its predecessors, and everything else on the market.
The manufacturers took everything into consideration, redesigning the machine from the inside out. It has an aluminum and glass enclosure and is much thinner and lighter, weighing in at up to 40 percent less volume and an edge measuring a meer 5 mm thin. The new display is something to love, reducing reflection by 75 percent with an even better colour and contrast. The cover glass is fully laminated to the LCD, covered by an anti-reflective coating that is applied using a fancy high-precision plasma deposition process. Every iMac display is individually calibrated using an advanced spectroradiometer (you know, “designed to measure the spectral power distributions of illuminants.” Obviously.)
On the inside, the new iMac has a third generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, which can easily be upgraded to Core i7. The processors, which are the latest NVIDIA GeForce processors, have up to 60 percent faster of a performance, which is perfect for those who are looking for advanced gaming and creating or utilizing graphics intensive apps. The new iMac’s standard is an 8GB of 1600 MHz memory and a 1TB hard drive, and if you’re interested, you can choose to configure your iMac with up to 32GB of memory and a new 3TB hard drive, or 768GB of flash storage for ultimate performance.
It also comes with two Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports, and the unique Fusion Drive, an innovative storage option that gives customers the performance of flash storage and the capacity of a hard drive. It is built upon the combination of 128GB of flash with a standard 1TB or 3TB hard drive to create a single storage volume which automatically manages files to optimize read and write performance. It will move the files and apps you use most often to flash storage to enable faster performance and quicker access.
Similarly, the Mac mini also has had an update, with third generation dual-core Intel Core i5 and quad-core Intel Core i7 processors, which are up to twice as fast, along with integrated graphics that are up to 65 percent faster. It has a standard 4GB of 1600 MHz memory with support for up to 16GB, four USB 3.0 ports in addition to its Thunderbolt, HDMI, SDXC, Gigabit Ethernet, and FireWire 800 ports.
Both new devices exceed Energy Star 5.2 requirements and achieve an EPEAT Gold rating