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More About The New Apple iMac 2011 Range

Apple has refreshed its range of iMac computers and wisely chosen to keep the pricing largely untouched. The cheapest Apple iMac is a pound under £1000 with plenty of stock available, with Apple quoting dispatch times of only one day.

As expected though, you can only buy them from Apple either online or in their stores for the time being; Amazon, Currys and other retailers are still selling the old Apple iMac computers at the time of writing and the stock keeping units have yet to be refreshed.

The four models advertised by Apple are merely refreshes of existing ones with the same chassis; there are two 21.5-inch and two 27-inch models, with prices ranging from £999 to £1649.

The cheapest one uses an Intel Core i5 processor with four cores clocked at 2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard disk drive and an AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB RAM, another £250 buys you a faster Core i5, twice the hard disk capacity and a better graphics card.

At £1399, the cheaper of the 27-inch models still carries a 2560x1440 pixel resolution while keeping the same hardware as the £1249 model.

The most expensive iMac however ups the ante with a 3.1GHz Core i5 CPU and an AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 1GB. That particular model will be upgradable to 16GB RAM (costing a not so expensive £480) and a 3.4GHz Core i7 CPU.

Apple has also thrown in a new FaceTime HD camera with a maximum resolution of 3.69 megapixels, two 17-inch high-efficiency amplifiers and two Thunderbolt ports on the 27-inch model (one on the 21-inch model).