Apple today announced updates to its desktop computer family, including a whole new slate of iMacs with faster processors and twice the memory than their predecessors plus a new Mac Mini with powerful new integrated graphics. There’s also a new Mac Pro line featuring your choice of four- or eight-core system architecture.


The new Mac Pro: Redesigned interior for easier customization and upgrades…

As the official announcement details…

The entire iMac line comes with faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors up to 3.06 GHz, the latest graphics technology, double the [onboard] memory and up to one terabyte of storage. … The updated Mac Mini now features the same NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics introduced with the aluminum unibody MacBook family last year.

The new iMacs start with the ‘entry-level’ 20 in. model the 20-inch iMac at (C)$1,399 featuring a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 memory, a 320 GB Serial ATA hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics. The 24-in. iMac features a beautiful 1920×1200 resolution widescreen display and starts at (C)$1,799. The 24 in. iMac offers a choice of processors up to a 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 memory, a 640 GB or 1TB Serial ATA hard drive and a choice of graphics technology from NVIDIA.

The new Mac Mini still measures only 6.5 by 6.5 by 2 in. Available in two models, Mac mini features a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, up to 320 GB Serial ATA hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics for ‘up to five times faster graphics performance’ than the previous model.

The new multi core Mac Pro features Intel ‘Nehalem’ Xeon processors and a new system architecture that Apple says delivers up to twice the performance of the previous generation of Mac Pros. Starting at (C)$2,899, the new Mac Pro includes Intel Xeon processors running at speeds up to 2.93 GHz. Every Mac Pro comes standard with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics card with 512MB of GDDR3 memory. You can opt for up to 4TB of internal storage when using 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA drives.

There are two Mac Pro base models: A quad core platform starting at (C)$2,899 and an eight-core (2 x quad processor) model starting at (C)3.799.

For all the details visit the Apple Web site.

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