On May 3rd Apple released new iMacs with mainly internal upgrades and a slight external hardware change.

One change on the back is that the 21.5 has a Thunderbolt port on the back which you could also use as a Mini-Display Port. However the 27 in. model has two Thunderbolt ports. So what Engadget did was add two 30in. displays to the 27in. iMac so there were as much pixels as anybody could wish for. But right now the only thing Thunderbolt can be used for is external displays because Thunderbolt cables aren’t out on the market anymore.

Another change was that, like it’s cousin’s the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, it doesn’t have an iSight Camera it has an HD FaceTime Camera.

And the major change for these new iMac is the CPU‘s and GPU‘s. With the 21.5-inch you can get a 2.5 or 2.7 GHz quad-core i5, it’s also upgradeable to a 2.8GHz Core i7.  While with the 27-inch a 2.7 or 3.1 GHzi5, and it’s upgradeable to a 3.4GHz Core i7. Like previous iMacs these new ones also feature Turbo Boost 2.0 which can boost processing power to 3.8GHz.

Overall I think this is a good update to the Apple’s all-in-one Mac desktop series. And if anyone asks you what the best all-in-one computer is, you know what to say.

-MacMusings

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