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Apple iMac 21.5" MC309B/A - Intel Core i5, 500GB, 4GB Memory
The new iMac is not just unbelievably stylish, but it offers higher performance with faster processors, advanced graphics and better connectivity than previous iMacs.
Inside the beautifully sleek and stylish all-in-one iMac body is a new quad-core Intel Core i5 processor that makes your iMac run at super-fast speeds and breezes through the most data-intensive tasks and detail-rich content.
The i5 processor is the standard processor built into the new iMacs, replacing the Core i3 processors that were previously used. Quad core processors load up web pages, applications and software in next to no time, so there?s less waiting around for web pages and programs to open up. In fact, the latest Apple iMacs are up to around 80% faster than the previous generation.
The Core i5 processor is also joined by two other performance-enhancing additions: 4GB (two 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 memory, for effortless multitasking, and an AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory, for up to three times better gr aphics performance. This means you?ll get more frames per second in your 3D games, HD video editing and more responsive images.
Whatever tasks you?re performing on the 21.5? iMac, it will look amazing. It has an LED backlit 16:9 screen, which makes everything look bright and stunning, from films to TV programmes, games and websites. And thanks to in-plane switching technology it doesn?t matter what angle you?re viewing the screen from, everything will look just as good as it would head on. And everything head on looks fantastic. That?s because the Apple iMac boasts a high-definition picture resolution of 1920x1080, for pixel-packed video on your LED screen.
There?s a slot-loading 8x SuperDrive with 4x double-layer burning (DVD?R DL/DVD?RW/CD-RW) on the side of the 21.5? screen, so you can load up multimedia stored on disc. Then the LED screen displays the content perfectly, reaching full brightness with no waiting. It also lets you fine-tune the brightness to perfectly match your surroundings. 500GB of built-in storage space give you plenty of room for storing downloaded films and music, as well as holding your photos and documents.
Besides DVDs, websites and online videos, the new iMac uses the screen to bring you closer to your friends and family, thanks to the addition of a FaceTime HD camera. The new camera lets you make video calls to other Apple devices (IPad 2, iPhone 4, the latest iPod touch, Macbook Pro) in 720p resolution, and in full screen, so you can really enjoy chatting on your iMac over the high-speed 802.11n wireless connection.
Apple combines stunning visuals with equally impressive audio, with two built-in 17W amplifiers boosting the sound played through the iMac?s stereo speakers so that you get an immersive film and audio experience.
However, if you?ve got separate speakers you want to hook up to your iMac, or any other computer peripherals for that matter, there are plenty of connection options. This new iMac features an audio input and an audio output, for headphones or speakers, as well as four USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire 800 connection.
Also featured on this new iMac is an ultra-fast Thunderbolt port, which can transfer data up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. This drastically cuts the time it takes to print out documents on your high-speed printer, transfer content between external hard drives and send images to an additional display. You also have more than enough bandwidth to daisy-chain lots of high-speed devices without using a hub or switch. For example, you can connect several high-performance external disks, a video capture device and even a Mini DisplayPort display to a single Thunderbolt chain without slowing the system down.
The neatness of the iMac extends to its included peripherals, with the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse included in the package. The Magic Mouse is designed to do all the things a mouse should do - pointing, clicking and scrolling - but with no scroll wheel, no trackball and no visible button.