We expected a newly designed iMac, but Apple may have blown us out of the water.
Today at a special Keynote address, Apple unveiled its eighth generation iMac, an ultra-thin and ultra-sexy desktop that is so ridiculously thin that it’s mind-boggling they were able to cram an actual computer and display into one box.
Take away the fact that the new iMac is 80 percent thinner and doesn’t include a CD disk drive, and it you can say that it looks quite similar to its previous generation, with the aluminum bevel and black border around the screen.
The new iMac, which comes in 21.5″ and 27″ sizes, features a full lamination design that utilizes a process called Plasma deposition. This allowed Apple to apply anti-reflecting coating to a mere nanometer thickness. The significantly thinner design takes off about 8 pounds from its previous generation.
You can not only order your iMAc with either a solid-state flash drive or a spinning hard drive, but Apple also announced a new hybrid drive they’re calling Fusion drive, which utilizes both a flash drive and a spinning hard drive.
This is key because you can install your operating system and most used apps on the flash drive, which will help it load quicker, all while having more storage space (up to 3 TB) on your hard drive.
The 21.5-inch version ships in November for $1299; the 27-inch version starts at $1799.
Apple unveiled a new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro earlier today.
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