Although the buzz around Apple this week has been focused on the introduction of the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, the company does make other hardware and updates their lines on a regular basis. The stylish turnkey iMac systems has an upgrade announced by Apple today and it seems that Apple is definitely committed to providing the maximum amount of technology under the hood of these popular machines.
The iMac is available in a 27″ and 21.5 inch version, the latter of which is set to start at $1299. The Intel processors have been upgraded, starting with a 2.7 gHz clock speed i5 Intel quad-core processor. Memory is set at 8GB – certain to enhance application performance on an already speedy machine. A 1 TB hard drive is standard. To take speed a little further, no doubt with an eye toward the media-consumptive consumer, these new iMacs will be outfitted with 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, capable of greater-than-cable speeds of 1.3 Gbps, assuring stutter-less streaming and dual-screening. The new iMacs will be shipping with OS X 10.8.
At the cost of just under two iPhones, the base iMac seems a deal. The models are now available for order from Apple’s webstore.