Apple today unveiled a refresh of its iMac all-in-one desktop lineup with a completely redesigned, significantly thinner casing and the new "Fusion Drive," which combines flash storage with the traditional hard drive. The new iMac will come in the same 21.5-inch and 27-inch models with fully laminated displays to improve colors and graphics.
Redesigned from the inside out, the new iMac packs high-performance technology into an aluminum and glass enclosure with up to 40 percent less volume than its predecessor and an edge that measures just 5 mm thin. Built with an unprecedented level of fit and finish, the new iMac delivers an amazing desktop experience in a gorgeous design. The new iMac also features a completely reengineered display that reduces reflection by 75 percent while maintaining brilliant color and contrast. In the new design, the cover glass is fully laminated to the LCD and an anti-reflective coating is applied using a high-precision plasma deposition process. Every iMac display is individually color calibrated using an advanced spectroradiometer.
The new 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1,299 with a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB hard drive. It will begin shipping in November. The new 27-inch iMac starts at $1,799 with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, 8 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB hard drive. It will begin shipping in December.