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Apple Updates iMac Processor, WiFi

Posted in Apple,iMac by Darrin Olson on September 24th, 2013

Apple iMacs updated with new processor and updated WiFiApple announced today an update to its iMac computers, improving performance through faster processors, WiFi, graphics and storage options.

The 21.5 inch and 27 inch models of the iMac both will come equipped with Intel’s faster, Haswell fourth generation quad-core processors. They will also both support the 802.11ac WiFi standard (if you have an 802.11ac base station to connect to, of course) for data transfer speeds boasted as much as three times faster than the previous WiFi generation. Apple has also added in PCIe-based storage to both models to support faster Flash storage and Apple’s Fusion Drive configurations even quicker.

Apple is offering the entry level 21.5 inch model for $1,299 with a 2.7GHz quad-core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive. The 27 …

New iMac’s HDD upgrade options are very restricted

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on May 15th, 2011

PC fans will tell you that the PC platform is much more open and upgradable than gadgets in the Mac world. That’s true, however Mac fans can upgrade at least some things on most Mac notebooks and computers like say the hard drive and RAM. Many people buy new Mac computers and then upgrade it with aftermarket parts to save money. Those aftermarket parts are usually cheaper than getting the upgrade from Apple.

Well, it turns out that the new iMac computers have more restrictions on their upgrades than the older version of the iMac. And they may force you to buy Official Apple parts.

Apple iMac refresh is official

Posted in Apple by Reuben Drake on May 3rd, 2011

Good news iMac fans. Apple is refreshing the iMac lineup today, with prices starting at $1,199 for the 21.5-inch (1,920 x 1,080 pixel IPS panel) model with new 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and 512MB of AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics.

After that prices go up to $1,999 for a 27-inch (2,560 x 1,440 IPS) model with 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 CPU and 1GB of AMD Radeon HD 6970M graphics, or optional 3.4GHz quad-core Core i7 processor and 2GB of HD 6970M graphics.

OWC will add an eSATA port in your iMac for $169

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2010

Does Apple hate connectivity standards? Always seems that way. So OWC is now offering an inexpensive option to fix yet anothet Apple design flaw. For just $169, plus shipping, the company will cut a small hole in the bottom grill and install the missing eSATA port.

The only problem is that the port isn’t port-multiplication-compatible so it won’t work properly with most multi-drive RAID enclosures. Still, if you want it, they will do it. Like Burger King, you can have your iMac your way.

Apple updates all-in-one iMac line

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2010

Apple has introduced a new range of all-in-one iMac models which run on your choice of Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors along with powerful new graphics capabilities. Prices start at $1,199 upwards. These are the fastest iMacs ever thanks to dual-core processor speeds of up to 3.6GHz, with quad-core speeds at 2.93GHz.

They are also eco-friendly with Energy Star 5.0 requirements and EPEAT Gold status. Some other specifications include an SD memory card slot in SDXC format, a 256GB solid state drive as a primary or secondary drive, LED-backlit display, and Mac OS X Snow Leopard as the operating system.

iMac iPad Stand

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2010

Mac fans will want to get their hands on one of these stands for $50. What’s $50 after everything else you’ve spent on Apple gear? Besides, this solid aluminum and polycarbonate stand mimics the iMac.

It even has the hole for cords and supports both portrait and landscape configurations, along with three angles of tilt each. It looks solid, but I wonder if it actually is. It would need to weigh enough to really keep your iPad in place.

Recycled iMac G4 Lamp

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on February 10th, 2010

Just a few days ago we showed you the Recycled Apple iBook G4 Clock. Now we have a Recycled iMac G4 Lamp to go along with it, made from recycled Mac parts. It makes quite a geek statement.

The Recycled iMac G4 Lamp was made from the base of an iMac G4 that had died, but as you can see it was given new life. You better hurry if you want one as there is only one available. It’s just $125 from Etsy. Totally worth it if you are an Apple fanboy.

27 inch Apple iMacs are shipping again

Posted in iMac by Conner Flynn on February 9th, 2010

Apple’s 27-inch iMacs have been having some issues lately, which have caused long delays in shipments, but now it looks like things are back on track.

So if you’ve been waiting for your iMac to arrive, some users have started to receive notifications that the units will be shipping out soon. To give you some idea, one user who ordered a 27-inch iMac on January 29th has received his shipping email, letting him know that the unit is scheduled to leave on February 9th.

Ship delay for 27-inch iMac grows

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on January 21st, 2010

If you are an Apple loving geek who has been patiently saving your pennies to get your hands on one of the 27-inch iMacs, we have some bad news. Well some more bad news anyway, you already know about the screen woes for the big beast right?

Anyway, apparently the shipping delay for the largest of the iMac computers has grown for the week lead time before to three weeks. Exactly why the delay has grown so significantly is unknown, but we can guess.

Rumor: Apple to launch 22-inch iMac

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on January 18th, 2010

I neither hate nor love Apple, but the company tends to have those that are at each extreme of the love hate relationship. I have an iPhone I really like, but I am not a fan of Mac computers. If you are a Mac fan and have wished for more screen sizes in the iMac line, your wish may be coming true.

A rumor floating around has Quanta building a new 22-inch iMac computer for Apple that is set to hit this year. There are no hard details on the rumor, but the screen size would fit in between the two existing models.

Two-week shipping delays for 27-inch iMacs

Posted in iMac by Conner Flynn on December 13th, 2009

Two-week shipping delays for 27-inch iMacsApple has pushed back the shipping time for all 27-inch iMacs to two weeks. The company already delayed them by five to seven days earlier. This delay is believed to have something to do with a quality measure involving cracked screens on delivery and also systems that experience periodic flickering or lose their video signal completely.

This is not good news for Apple since it will delay many orders past Christmas. This means that it will disappoint buyers and could also affect Apple’s quarterly results, which were given a boost by new iMac revisions. So don’t expect your new 27-inch iMac under the tree this year.

ColorWare your 27-inch iMac and Magic Mouse

Posted in iMac by Conner Flynn on November 29th, 2009

ColorWare your 27-inch iMac and Magic MouseAfter you’ve let Colorware have their way with all of your other gadgets, the outfit now wants to customize your latest Apple gear. For just $500, you can allow your iMac to wear a technicolor dream coat, or you can pay $700 premium (over Apple’s prices) to buy one from ColorWare.

They’re also painting the Magic Mouse, so it won’t feel left out. It’ll cost you $100, or $30 bucks to send your own in. Why not spice things up with some new colors?

Troll Touch debuts new iMac and MacBook touchscreens

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on November 9th, 2009

Troll Touch debuts new iMac and MacBook touchscreensTroll Touch just announced some analog resistive touch kits for the 21.5″ and 27″ iMacs along with the unibody MacBooks. Prices start at $1,099 and go up from there. You can also buy new machines with the kits already pre-installed starting at $2,299.

Notebook owners will need at least $699 to join the party. No, it isn’t cheap, but Mac users are used to that. Delivery is scheduled to begin before December 1, 2009. Just in time for the holidays.

iFixit tears down 27-inch iMac

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on October 22nd, 2009

imac27teardownApple only recently announced its new iMac line including the sexy 27-inch iMac with that big beautiful screen. Despite the expense and the fact that the new iMac just came out, iFixit has already torn one up for us to check out.

The big feature is that huge 27-inch LCD with 2560 x 1440 resolution. IFixit reports that the screen is made for Apple by LG. The iMac has an input that will allow you to play your Blu-ray through the iMac, but the machine does not ship with the adapter needed for connection.

iMac line gets updated with 16:9 displays, quad-core Core i5

Posted in iMac by Conner Flynn on October 20th, 2009

iMac line gets updated with 16:9 displays, quad-core Core i5Not that it’s a surprise, Apple has unveiled some new iMacs. The new models feature 21.5-inch and 27-inch 16:9 displays along with all-aluminum enclosures. The new widescreen IPS panels are LED-backlit and provide 178-degree viewing angles.

The 21.5-inch iMac sports a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, while the 27-inch version leaves that in the dust with 2,560 x 1,440. Ports are the same as the previous model, but they’ve added an SD card slot and video-in on the 27-incher. The wireless keyboard is now standard along with the new Magic Mouse.

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