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Apple Releases iMac 2011, Adds Quad-Core Processors

After a series of rumors Apple has finally released its new 2011 line of iMacs. These refreshed iMacs runs on Intel’s quad-core Sandy Bridge processors in all models. Apple also added the high speed Thunderbolt ports to iMac 2011, which was expected after the release of newMacBook Pros which included the Thunderbolt technology. Users can expect a significant improvement in graphics intensive tasks as iMacs 2011 are blessed with AMD Radeon HD 6xxx series of graphics. Another change made in iMac 2011 is the addition of Ambient Light Sensor near the Face Time HD camera for automatic adjustment of brightness, it is similar to the ambient light sensors found in iPhone and MacBook Pros.

Features, specs and price of iMac 2011:

       21.5-inch model (2.5GHz)Processor: Intel core i5 2.5 GHz quad-core
    • AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB memory
    • 2GB RAM
    • 500GB HDD
    • Starting price: $1,199
  • 21.5-inch model (2.7GHz)
    • Processor: Intel core i5 2.7 GHz quad-core
    • AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 512MB memory
    • 2GB RAM
    • 1TB HDD
    • Starting price: $1,499
  • 27-inch model (2.7GHz)
    • Processor: Intel core i5 2.7 GHz quad-core
    • AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB memory
    • 2GB RAM
    • 1TB HDD
    • Starting price: $1,699
  • 27-inch model (3.1GHz)
    • Processor: Intel core i5 3.1 GHz quad-core
    • AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 1GB memory
    • 2GB RAM
    • 1TB HDD
    • Starting price: $1,999

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