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Apple launches new iMac computes with Intel Penryn chips

Apple's Mac renaissance has seen the brand embarking on an all conquering quest and competitors will have to be worried after watching yesterday's launch of Penryn-based iMacs.

Three new iMacs (opens in new tab) have been released; two 20-inchers capable of displaying 1680x1050 and one 24-inch version with a 1920x1200 display (Ed : bets are on for a 2400x1280 26-inch display next)

All three CPUs are Core 2 Duo models loaded with 6MB L2 cache clocked at 2.4GHz, 2.66GHz and 2.8GHz respectively with 1066MHz FSBs.

The parts start at $1,199 (that's £799 in UK terms) with the entry level cramming only 1GB worth of DDR2 memory and a 128MB ATI Radeon 2400XT while the 24-incher gets a 512MB Nvidia 8800GS and up to 4GB of memory.

A 3.06GHz model is also available for those looking for even more power; problem is that according to some sources the CPU isn't even available from Intel yet.

As with other iMacs, you get computer gifted with a superb design and encased an Aluminium frame.

Other features include Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 802.11n WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, built-in iSight cam, 5x USB 2.0 (2x of which are on the keyboard), 1x Firewire 400 and 1x Firewire 800.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.