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Apple's latest: iMac, Mac Pro, LCD Cinema Display and more

Last updated on: July 30, 2010 14:47 IST

Apple's latest: iMac, Mac Pro, LCD Cinema Display and more

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Abhinav Lal, ThinkDigit.com

Apple has launched its all new Mac Pro, iMac, and LED Cinema Display products, thereby completing its lineup refresh of 2010.

What is perhaps the most interesting new feature of this new lot is the choice of AMD ATI discrete graphics for the Mac Pro and iMac.

iMac

Upgraded with 'faster graphics and a new processor architecture', the new iMac is available in two models: 21.5-inch and 27-inch, each with its own processor (sticking with Intel), graphics (now with AMD ATI), and storage configuration options.

Bundled accessories include:

  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Magic Mouse
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Power lead and
  • Install/restore DVDs

Prices start at $1199.

Find detailed specifications below:

The 27-inch iMac can also be wall-mounted, with the VESA Mount Adapter Kit.

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Looking to give users truly powerful machines, Apple has refreshed the Mac Pro lineup with all new processors (Intel's new Nehalem-derived Westmere 32-nm processors, with up to 12 cores and 1.5x Turbo Boost) and graphics (going with AMD ATI), as well as a variety of storage and expansion options.

Bundled accessories include:

  • Power lead
  • Apple keyboard with numeric keypad
  • Magic Mouse
  • USB keyboard extension cable and install/restore DVDs.

Prices have not yet been released, and the product will launch by August

Find detailed specifications below:

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Apple's new LED Cinema Display is a 27-inch backlit LED screen with IPS, 16:9 aspect ratio, 2560x1440, and wide viewing angle of 178" horizontal and 178" vertical.

It comes with a built-in 49-watt speaker system that includes an integrated subwoofer.

The LED Cinema Display also has built-in iSight (Apple's webcam) and microphone, as well as an ambient light sensor for intelligent auto-image adjustment. You can also connect the LED Cinema Display to any of the current line-up of Mac notebooks and desktop computers, using the ultra-compact Mini DisplayPort connector.

Apart from all this, the LED Cinema Display has a MagSafe connector to safely and conveniently charge your MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, apart from its three self-powered USB 2.0 ports.

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Apple gives its desktop users another multi-touch option, the Apple Magic Trackpad

Apple, has released its Magic Trackpad, a device that gives users of Apple desktops PCs the perfect multi-touch experience, all wirelessly via Bluetooth, on a larger surface area than the Magic Mouse.

Considered to be no more than an exceptionally large (80 per cent larger) MacBook Pro touchpad, the Magic Trackpad will give Mac Pro and iMac users (devices which have just received their 2010 refresh) the benefit of gesture controls -- everything from pinch to zoom to swipes to rotation -- and a way to no longer be ridiculed by MacBook users.

The Magic Trackpad is available at the Apple Store now, for $69.

The wireless Magic Trackpad is apparently all button, so it can also act like a mouse replacement, and has a stunning Bluetooth range of 33 feet.

The Magic Trackpad is AA battery-powered, and Apple has also decided to sell its own battery charger for $29, which comes with six batteries that are rated for high efficiency, designed to be charged hundreds of times.

The Apple Battery Charger is also special for its power consumption, which is considered to be '10 times better than the industry average'.


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