Ever since Apple’s early September press event the technology announcements have kept pouring in. Google had a press event where they revealed new tech, Microsoft had a press event where they unveiled new tech, and now it’s come full circle again with Apple showing off a brand new set of iMacs, one with 4k resolution Retina display on a 21.5-inch screen, and the other with a 5k Retina display on a 27-inch screen. Are the new iMacs winners or are they a sign that the all the tech announcements are starting to fizzle out?
The biggest selling point for these new iMacs is definitely their screen resolutions. The 21.5-inch models of the iMac had never featured a 4k display, and the 27-inch models are now boasting the sharpest resolution of any display on the market. The 5k Retina display has seven times more pixels than a typical HD display. The other big news is that a revamping of the Fusion Drive in the 27-inch iMacs means that there is a price reduction. New models start at $1,800, which is down from $2,000. As for the 21.5-inch iMac, those prices are starting at $1,500. Those are solid, competitive prices for pro-grade desktops.
Apple also announced a new suite of peripherals for the computers. There’s now new versions of the Mighty Mouse, the Magic Keyboard, and the Magic Trackpad. Notably, the Magic Trackpad now has 29% more surface area to work with and features the new Force Touch technology. The Magic Mouse and the Magic Keyboard have been upgraded by getting rid of the archaic AA batteries that were necessary to run them. They have been replaced by rechargeable, lithium-ion batteries.
Overall these were not the biggest announcements out of Apple. However, these are good upgrades across the board and solidify Apple’s product line considerably.
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