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The Scoop: Apple iPad & iPad Mini Event

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

New iPad: Apple announced a 4th generation iPad at it’s event in San Jose, California today. It’s essentially a hardware refresh for Apple’s 3rd gen tablet, as it packs a new A6X processor, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, a 720p Facetime camera round front and the new image processor found in the iPhone 5.  It also gets the reversible Lightning port that debuted on on the iPhone 5, and will be available in both black and white.

iPad Mini: The 1,024 x 768 resolution is the same as the iPad 2.  Given the specs and price, this is definitely to be the newest entry-level for Apple tablets.  Even though it has a smaller screen, Apps should work just fine as they did on  bigger screen. It is going to be 7.2mm thick, weighing .68 pounds device has been manufactured with an “all new” process that gives it the same anodized edges as you’ll find on the iPhone 5.

Since it is considered entry-level, don’t expect a huge powerhouse performance.  They stocked it with the Apple A5 Chip which everyone is already familiar with.  This looks like a good choice for those who haven’t entered the tablet market and are just getting started.

Next Generation iMac: The new iMac gets super sleek with a slim design.  Measuring at just 5mm thick the screen sizes remain the same and include both a 21.5-inch, 1080p model and a 27-inch, 2,560 x 1,400 model.  To the dismay of Apple fans, they do not come in retina display. They share 720p-capable front cameras with dual mics as well as NVIDIA’s GeForce 600-era graphics, up to 32GB of RAM and a variety of possible storage options, topping out at 3TB.

Check back with Abt.com to see the latest news from Apple and when you can buy all the above goodies.

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New iMacs From Apple

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

iMacs on Abt

Yesterday, Apple announced their line of brand new iMacs. This latest refresh keeps the screen size the same, but you are getting much more for your money.  Every iMac comes standard with a dedicated graphics processor with up to 1GB of video ram.  This is a big upgrade that allows users to get a better experience out of photos and videos.

Along with having better video cards, the new 27″ iMacs allow you to add a SSD (solid state drive) and have dual hard drives in the computer.  This is a dramatic increase in the speed of the computer, allowing you to install programs on the SSD and have programs open up much quicker.

Perhaps the biggest improvement is that all of the processors have been upgraded to include either the Core i3, i5, or i7 processor, eliminating the old but long lasting Core 2 Duo.

Another huge change is the introduction of the Magic Trackpad.  This is the first multitouch trackpad designed to work with the new iMacs.  It works similarly to the trackpad in a notebook computer.

Abt will be selling all the standard Apple models, along with several configured models with upgraded memory and hard drives.  Keep a watch for the new models to pop up online in the next few days.

-Rob C.

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iMac and Mac Mini are Brand New Again

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009


Apple rolled out the latest versions of iMac and the Mac Mini. There are some standout features on both.

Both the 21.5” and the 27” iMacs are better, more powerful, and faster. They will also have larger LED backlit screens. The 21.5” monitor will be full HD (1080p) and the 27” will be full HD plus have 78% more pixels. iMacs also come standard with IPS technology that enables their display to perform well at all angles.

Abt will stock the Magic Mouse ($69) and the full-size wireless keyboard. The Magic Mouse is an intuitive, wireless mouse that will do more than the average computer mouse. It can scroll horizontally, vertically, and in a full 360°. Along with the scrolling capabilities, the mouse can function differently for the left or right hand, based on a setting. A chief complaint about the previous wireless keyboards was they didn’t have a numeric keyboard. Apple has listened; they made a full-size keyboard with numbers.

Apple created the latest iMac with more storage, more memory, a better graphics processor, a new CPU, and one of the 27” models has a Quad Core Processor. These upgrades give the iMac workstation qualities in a personal computer.

Along with the performance upgrades the environmental benefits of the iMacs and Mac Mini are standout. They are all free of Lead, BFR, Mercury, PVC, and arsenic-free glass.

The Mac Mini will come with a faster processor, twice as much memory, NVIDIA graphics, built-in wireless, added hard drive space, and it’s the most energy efficient desktop on the market. When idle, the Mac Mini uses only 14 watts if energy.

The Mac Mini starts at $599. The 21.5” iMac starts at $1199 and the 27” starts at $1699.

-Kelly B.

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