The new iMac
Big, beautiful displays.
21.5- and 27-inch displays.
Today’s iMac has come a long way from the first 15-inch iMac. Take one look and you’ll see just how far. A 21.5- or 27-inch display with edge-to-edge glass covers nearly the entire front of the enclosure. When all you see is the display, nothing gets between you and what’s onscreen. Movies, FaceTime HD video calls, websites, photos — everything looks stunning on the widescreen 16:9 iMac display.
The more pixels a display has, the more light those pixels need to achieve the best picture possible. And that’s exactly what the LED backlighting in iMac does: It pushes light through each pixel with remarkable brightness and efficiency. Because the LED backlight doesn’t take up much space, the iMac enclosure stays thin — even with all the high-performance components inside.
The 21.5-inch iMac features 1920-by-1080 HD resolution. Apple engineers could simply have stretched that resolution up and out for the 27-inch iMac. Instead, they took the display well beyond HD with 2560-by-1440 resolution. That’s 78 per cent more pixels than the21.5-inch iMac display.
Evolution of iMac.
It was a great idea then, and it’s a great idea now. The all-in-one design of the first flat-panel iMac cleaned up the desktop. It put everything you need — display, processor, graphics card, hard drive, optical drive, memory and more — inside one simple enclosure. Today, iMac is the gold standard for an all-in-one desktop computer.
While you’ll find a collection of ports on the back of iMac, you won’t find much else. A seamless, precision-forged enclosure makes the back one continuous aluminium surface. And there’s only one cord: the power cord.
Cool, quiet components.
The widescreen iMac display allows more room to separate the two hottest components, the CPU and the GPU. This keeps things cool inside the iMac enclosure. Apple engineers also implemented an intelligent control system that monitors temperatures and delivers just the right amount of airflow to critical components. And the three fans inside iMac have been tuned to be ultraquiet, so you hardly know it’s on.*
A tidier desktop.
iMac comes with a wireless keyboard and either a Magic Mouse or a Magic Trackpad — your choice. With Magic Mouse, you get a mouse unlike any other. Its smooth, seamless design lets you control everything with simple gestures. But if you’re all gestures all the time, then opt for Magic Trackpad. Its touch-friendly all-glass surface gives you plenty of room to scroll, swipe, pinch and rotate to your fingers’ content. When you purchase your new iMac from the Apple Online Store, you have the option to replace the included Magic Mouse with the Magic Trackpad at no extra cost.
Details that matter.
The glass that surrounds the LED-backlit display wraps around the edge of the aluminium enclosure.
Another victory over clutter, the finely tapered pedestal practically disappears on the desktop.
Built-in speakers deliver loud, clear sound with notable bass response and very little distortion.
Environmentally friendly design.
iMac is designed to have less impact on the environment than most other computers. It’s energy efficient, free of many harmful toxins and made of highly recyclable materials.