Apple introduces iMac with Thunderbolt

The new iMac comes with a number of Intel-made goodies, like Thunderbolt technology and Sandy Bridge processors.

iMac

Apple has announced the latest iteration of the iMac, featuring Intel's Thunderbolt technology and a choice of powerful processors.

The Thunderbolt technology will help users connect to high performance peripherals like RAID arrays at theoretical speeds of up to 10Gb/s.

The 21.5in iMac has a single Thunderbolt port, whilst the 27in model comes with two, Apple confirmed.

As for chips, the iMac comes with quad-core Intel Core i5 processors based on the Sandy Bridge architecture.

Users can choose Core i7 processors with up to 3.4 GHz of juice, whilst New AMD Radeon HD graphics processors also feature.

Apple claimed, thanks to these enhancements, the new iMac is up to 70 per cent faster than the previous generation, with three times the performance.

"With next generation quad-core processors, powerful new graphics, Thunderbolt technology and a FaceTime HD camera, we've made the world's best desktop even better," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing.

The new iMac retains the aluminum and glass design of its predecessor, as well as a LED-backlit high resolution display and Apple's Magic Mouse.

The desktops are available immediately with prices starting at 999.

Featured Resources

How to choose an AI vendor

Five key things to look for in an AI vendor

Download now

The UK 2020 Databerg report

Cloud adoption trends in the UK and recommendations for cloud migration

Download now

2021 state of email security report: Ransomware on the rise

Securing the enterprise in the COVID world

Download now

The impact of AWS in the UK

How AWS is powering Britain's fastest-growing companies

Download now

Recommended

Apple doubles down in the US with $430 billion investment
business intelligence (BI)

Apple doubles down in the US with $430 billion investment

27 Apr 2021
Intel buys data science startup Cnvrg.io
artificial intelligence (AI)

Intel buys data science startup Cnvrg.io

4 Nov 2020
How to turn off battery throttling on an iPhone
battery life

How to turn off battery throttling on an iPhone

18 Jun 2021
Apple iPad Pro 12.9in (Apple M1, 2021) review: Falls just short of greatness
tablets

Apple iPad Pro 12.9in (Apple M1, 2021) review: Falls just short of greatness

16 Jun 2021

Most Popular

How to find RAM speed, size and type
Laptops

How to find RAM speed, size and type

16 Jun 2021
Q&A: Enabling transformation
Sponsored

Q&A: Enabling transformation

10 Jun 2021
Ten-year-old iOS 4 recreated as an iPhone app
iOS

Ten-year-old iOS 4 recreated as an iPhone app

10 Jun 2021