Apple|October 24, 2012 3:30 pm

Apple Introduces new iMac with Fusion Drive and Mac Mini Budget Desktop

Apple's iMac imagesYesterday, Apple unveiled a completely new iMac all-in-one computer with a stunning design, brilliant display with less reflection, and faster processors in an Apple event. This iMac takes the advantage of a new feature called Fusion drive. Apple suggested this iMac will be available in two different screen sizes. In addition to this iMac, it further announced its budget desktop, iMac mini.

The new iMac features third generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processors that can be upgraded to Core i7. It has the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors which can deliver up to 60 percent faster performance for advanced gaming and graphics intensive apps. This all-in-one computer comes with 8GB of 1600 MHz memory and a 1TB hard drive with an option of configuring their iMac with up to 32GB of memory and a new 3 TB hard drive, or 768GB of flash storage for ultimate performance.

This computer has an innovative new storage option called Fusion Drive, the most advanced desktop Apple has ever made. This new storage option gives the performance of flash storage and the capacity of a hard drive. This combines traditional spinning hard drives with solid state drives. In iMac, it combines 128GB of flash with a standard 1TB or 3 TB hard drives to create a single storage volume that manages files to optimize read and write performance.

Apple's Mac MiniThe 21.5-inch iMac is available with a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M priced at $1,299 (US); and with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US).

The 27-inch iMac is available with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M for a suggested retail price of $1,799 (US); and with a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX for a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US).

Apple also unveiled its smaller budget desktop, Mac mini available with a 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, 4GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive for a suggested retail price of $599 (US); a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, 4GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive for a suggested retail price of $799 (US); and a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, OS X Server, 4GB of memory and two 1TB hard drives for a suggested retail price of $999 (US).

Apple also announced the availability date for these devices. The iMac having 21.5-inch and 27-inch will be available in November and December respectively through its Online Store, Authorized resellers and retail stores. But the smaller desktop Mac Mini is now available.

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