Apple iMac Range Gets Major Refresh

As expected Apple has annonced new Apple iMac models, all of which move away from Intel's Core 2 family and adopt the new Core iX models and support the new Magic Trackpad device released today.

The cheapest of the range is an Intel Core i3 model clocked at 3.06GHz with a 21.5-inch 1920x1080 pixels screen. It packs 4GB worth of memory, 500GB hard disk drive, that slot in DVD writer and an ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics unit with 256MB memory, all for £999 (or $1199 in the US).

Up next on the ladder is one with a speed bump (3.2GHz), a bigger hard disk drive (1TB) and a faster video card (5670 with 512MB RAM), all for £1249. The two other models are 27-inch ones with a display resolution of 2560x1440.

A bigger screen is the only difference between the £1249 and the next one which costs £1399. The most expensive of the iMacs goes Quadcore with a Core i5 running at 2.8GHz, that 27-inch display, 1TB HDD and an ATI Radeon 5750 graphics module with 1GB.

All iMac also now support SD card slot, something that was initially introduced by the Macbook Pro, plus Mac OS Snow Leopard, iLife, Magic Mouse, a cleaning cloth and Apple's Wireless keyboard.