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Apple Launches iMac with Haswell Processor, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Faster PCIe Flash Storage

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iMac haswell 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Apple has updated its iMac line with Intel’s Haswell processors, next generation Wi-Fi, and faster PCIe flash storage options.

“iMac continues to be the example that proves how beautiful, fast and fun a desktop computer can be,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Inside its ultra-thin aluminum enclosure, the new iMac has the latest Intel processors, faster graphics, next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage.”

As a result:

  • the entry-level 21.5-inch iMac comes with a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, and the new Iris Pro graphics and will cost $1,349
  • the high-end 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 features 1 GB of video memory, and will cost $1,549
  • the entry level 27-inch model features a 3.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, and 1 GB of video memory for $1,849
  • the high-end 27-inch model comes with a 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, and 2GB of video memory for $2,049.

The all-in-one devices now feature support for PCIe-based flash storage, which makes Fusion Drive and all-flash storage options up to 50% faster than the previous generation, according to Apple.

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  • D

    Looks like prices have gone up $50 since the previous models…only in Canada though

  • pops

    BUT NO 802.11AC for the 5S!

  • DS

    That wouldn’t really make things any faster anyway..

  • J. W.

    New Apple products = time to check the refurb store

  • nowhereman

    So no more i7 processors?

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