Apple's new iMac range

Apple’s new iMac range

Three new features stand out with Apple’s new iMac range. They have quad-core processors as standard, they have the amazing new, high-speed Thunderbolt port (or ports)and they have a build-to-order option of a 256GB solid-state drive on all but entry 21 €³ configuration(The 256GB SSD can run as a primary or second internal hard drive).

Quad-core processors are exciting because Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) and Lion (10.7) take great advantage of multiple cores so your everyday and grunt computing can both perform much better. However, thunderbolt is even more exciting.

Thunderbolt, the new ultrafast and ultra-flexible I/O Port, holds great expansion possibilities. Thunderbolt features two 10-Gbps data channels for data transfer that’s up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. It offers unprecedented expansion capabilities for a new generation of high-performance peripherals. For more information on thunderbolt see Apple’s website —

While there aren’t many peripherals that take advantage of thunderbolt right now, look forward to seeing some great external storage and backup solutions, using thunderbolt really soon.

Apple have four standard configurations in the range, which are priced(including GST)as follows.

MC309X/A iMac 21.5 €³ 2.5GHz i5/ 4GB/ 500GB/6750M $1,399

MC812X/A iMac 21.5 €³ 2.7GHZ i5/ 4GB/ 1TB/6770M $1,698

MC813X/A iMac 27 €³ 2.7GHZ i5/ 4GB/ 1TB/6770M $1,949

MC814X/A iMac 27 €³ 3.1GHZ i5/ 4GB/ 1TB/6970M $2,299

One great fact is that all these standard model new iMac computers are available in Perth now (standard configurations are available in 1-2 working days).

Don’t forget when you order your iMac through Team Digital you can also get the €˜special order’ configurations, like i7 processors and SSD drives (build-to-order iMac configurations have an ETA of 3-4 weeks from order).