Apple has announced some new updates for a few of its products, including the iMac, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro desktop lines, as well as upgrades for the AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi Base Station and Time Capsule. The good news is that some of the new products are available at lower prices than their predecessors.
The 20-inch iMac has dropped from $1499 to $1199, while the basic configuration of the 24-inch iMac has come down in price from $1799 to $1499. The 20-incher has a 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard drive, and a 256MB (shared) Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics chip. There are three configurations for the 24-inch iMac, which feature up to a 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 memory, and a 640GB or 1TB Serial ATA hard drive. Also included is a variety of graphics technology, from the 256MB (shared) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics chip to the 512MB Nvidia GeForce GTS 130 graphics chip.
The new iMac, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro
Apple’s new Mac Mini looks pretty much like the previous version, but it now has the Nvidia GeForce 9400M integrated graphics chip. It is available in two configurations, with the $599 base model featuring 1GB of RAM and a 120GB hard drive, while the $799 version offers 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. Both models also have five USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800, and a SuperDrive.
The new Mac Pro has dropped in price from $2799 to $2499, and features the Intel Xeon “Nehalem” quad-core chipset and 1066 MHz DDR3 RAM. It includes a 256MB Nvidia GeForce GTS 120 graphics chip, but an ATI Radeon HD 4870 is also available. The AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi Base Station and Time Capsule now feature simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual-band networking for improved range and performance.
Several of the various configurations of these new Apple products are currently available at Abt. We also are featuring some great closeout prices on previous models, including the 20-inch iMac ($998), 24-inch iMac ($1399), 1.83GHz Mac Mini ($499), and 2.0GHz Mac Mini ($549).
Check our Apple web page or contact one of our knowledgeable Apple sales reps for more information. —by Graham W.