Apple Updates iMac With Faster Processors and Graphics

Apple Updates iMac With Faster Processors and Graphics

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Apple has updated its iMac line with up to 8-core Intel 9th-generation processors for the first time and powerful Vega graphics options.

From consumers to pros alike, users will notice their iMac is faster for everyday tasks all the way up to the most demanding pro workloads. This boost in performance, combined with its gorgeous Retina display, sleek all-in-one design, quiet operation, fast storage and memory, modern connectivity and macOS Mojave, makes iMac the world’s best desktop.

“Customers are going to love the huge boost in iMac performance. With up to 8-core processors and powerful Vega graphics, the iMac lineup is stronger than ever,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac Product Marketing. “With its stunning Retina display, amazing design, twice the performance, and macOS Mojave that our customers love, iMac is by far the best desktop in the world.”

Apple Updates iMac With Faster Processors and Graphics

Here's a look at the new iMac's features...

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Up to 8-Core Intel 9th-Generation Processors
With updated processors across the line, customers will experience dramatically faster performance for a wide range of everyday computing tasks, from editing photos to playing demanding games, composing music or even creating a feature film.

Apple Updates iMac With Faster Processors and Graphics


Radeon Pro Vega Graphics Come to iMac for the First Time
Radeon Pro Vega graphics come to the 21.5-inch iMac, delivering up to 80 percent faster graphics performance. The 27-inch iMac with Radeon Pro Vega now delivers up to 50 percent faster graphics performance, ideal for pros with graphics-intensive workloads, such as developing 3D content, editing videos with complex effects or designing high-resolution games.

Apple Updates iMac With Faster Processors and Graphics

Industry’s Best 4K and 5K Retina Displays
With up to 14.7 million pixels, 1 billion colors, 500 nits of brightness, P3 wide color gamut and an incredible viewing angle, iMac’s Retina display delivers an immersive front-of-screen experience. All these pixels result in text that looks like a printed page, sharper photos with more detail, and the ability to edit 4K video at full resolution.

Apple Updates iMac With Faster Processors and Graphics


Unrivaled All-in-One Design Elevates Any Space
With its sleek aluminum and glass enclosure, 5 millimeter-thin profile and beautiful matching keyboard and mouse, iMac delivers a clean and uncluttered desktop experience that allows users to focus more on their content. With everything they need and nothing they don’t, customers love how iMac fits seamlessly into so many different environments, from the home, to businesses of all sizes, or even a pro studio.

Apple Updates iMac With Faster Processors and Graphics
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Pricing and Availability
The new 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display starts at $1,299 (US) and the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display starts at $1,799 (US). Both are available to order starting today from apple.com and the Apple Store App, and in Apple Stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers next week. The non-Retina display iMac configuration continues to be available for $1,099 (US). Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at apple.com/mac.


Apple Updates iMac With Faster Processors and Graphics

NoGoodNick - March 20, 2019 at 2:40pm
Looking into it in more detail, I’m surprised they’re pushing the fusion drives, since their reliability hasn’t stood up as compared to other storage options. For a non-replaceable main drive, it’s an utterly irresponsible offering. I’m also surprised that there’s no i7 options, as that would be a natural choice for such a high-end product. In short, their short changing users in options illustrates that Apple STILL considers these to be ‘dead-in-the-water products, meaning they’ll likely NOT be widely supported or upgraded. Not the way to inspire confidence in a new product. Apple users DON’T mind paying for quality, but when Apple offers only the least reliable products, at the same ‘premiere’ pricing models, it’s no wonder users upgrade frequency is falling so dramatically. Still, it’s mighty tempting, even when the pricing for the more realistic options is closer to $3,000 .
NoGoodNick - March 20, 2019 at 2:08pm
No details on reliability related to heating issues, but these are advances users are likely to jump on, despite the hirer costs. These are substantial upgrades, unlike the other recent Apple upgrades. However, they’d probably do better if they DIDN’T include the non-ergonomic keyboard and mice, letting users do what they’ll do anyway, and purchase their own 3rd party products.
Great! - March 19, 2019 at 11:27pm
How well does it run under heavy load? Please have adequate cooling!
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