Apple bumps top iMac to 3.06GHz

Apple bumps top iMac to 3.06GHz

Summary: Apple usually announces things on Tuesdays, but instead today announced new speed-bumped iMacs. The new all-in-one Macs feature up to 3.

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Apple bumps iMacs to 3.06GHz

Apple usually announces things on Tuesdays, but instead today announced new speed-bumped iMacs. The new all-in-one Macs feature up to 3.06GHz processors, more RAM, larger hard drives and more powerful graphics processors.

The top-of-the-line 24-inch model gets a 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM standard, 500GB hard drive, 8x double-layer SuperDrive and a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS GPU with 512MB VRAM and retails for US$2,199.

The 20-inchers come in at:

  • 2.4GHz, 1GB, 250GB HDD, and a ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT (128MB VRAM) - US$1,199
  • 2.6GHz processors, 2GB, 320GB and an ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO (256MB VRAM) - US$1,499

The 20-inch configurations are available within 24 hours and the 24-inch model in 1-3 days at the Apple online store and most retail locations should have them today or very soon.

Topics: Apple, Hardware, Processors

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  • Is the 24-Inch 6-bit color issue still there?

    Or was it fixed in the new one's...
    BitTwiddler
    • The 24-inch has always been 8-bit colour.

      It is the 20-inch with 6-bit colour, which still remains from
      all reports. That said, I use a 20-inch at work, not for
      professional video or graphics, and it looks great to me. I
      haven't actually lined up a 24-inch next to it to see if there
      is any visible difference.
      A Grain of Salt
  • That's a lot of bang for the bucks...

    Apple just keep coming with great stuff. That is one hell of a Pro Application system.
    gtdworak
  • "Core Duo Extreme X9100", NOT AVAILABLE YET for PCs

    Silicon Valley Insider:

    "Want Intel's newest chip? Don't buy a
    PC -- buy a Mac. Apple (AAPL) has
    upgraded its iMac line with Intel's "Core
    Duo Extreme X9100". That's not an
    energy drink, but a processor that isn't
    available anwhere else -- and in fact
    hasn't been officially rolled out,
    according to tech site TGDaily."

    http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/4/ap
    ple_updates_the_imacs_aapl_
    Davewrite
  • RE: Apple bumps top iMac to 3.06GHz

    Enough pandering to the Apple fanbois. Can we get back to talking about real computers?
    davebarnes
    • Yeah.

      Now, can you go over to the blog titled "All about Microsoft,"
      and tell Mary Jo to stop writing so much about Windows?
      msalzberg