Apple has announced that it renews the 27-inch iMac with news that are summarized in: Intel processors up to 10 cores, double the memory, new generation of AMD graphics, SSD storage with four times the capacity, nano-textured glass on the Retina 5K display, 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and improved speakers and microphones. In the opinion of Tom Boger, Senior Director of Marketing for Mac and iPad at Apple: ‘With better performance, twice the memory, SSD storage across the range with four times the capacity, a more spectacular display, an improved camera, high-fidelity speakers and microphones with quality of study, the 27-inch iMac it’s loaded with new features at the same price. ‘
Processors and memory
The device includes the Intel processors tenth generation six and eight core. The company has reported that it offers for the first time an option with a ten-core processor, Turbo Boost speeds of up to 5 GHz and a CPU up to 65% faster. IMac gives up 128 GB, double the storage capacity. Compared to the previous model of the brand, it has up to 65% more plug-ins in Logic Pro X; up to 40% faster transcoding 8K ProRes video in Final Cut Pro X; up to 35% faster rendering with Arnold in Autodesk Maya, and up to 25% faster when compiling in Xcode.
It comes equipped with next-gen AMD graphics to work on GPU-based rendering and multi-video editing in 4K, it works well with demanding games. Provides up to 55% higher graphics performance through its Radeon Pro 5000 series graphics, incorporating AMD’s RDNA architecture, with efficient compute units. Account for the first time with a graphics option with 16GB memory, providing twice the capacity of Apple’s previous model.
SSD storage and T2 Security chip
The model comes standard with SSD, which generates a throughput of up to 3.4 GB / s for opening applications and working with large files. It is available for the first time with an 8 TB SSD, four times the size of the previous generation iMac. It also includes Apple’s T2 Security chip, which encrypt data on the go for everything stored on the SSD. It also verifies that the software loaded during the boot process has not been tampered with.
Retina 5K display
With 14.7 million pixels, 1 billion colors, 500 nits of brightness and wide color gamut (P3), the iMac Retina display offers text that looks like printed pages, sharp and more detailed photos, and the ability to edit videos in 4K at full resolution. It has the True Tone technology, which automatically adjusts the display’s color temperature based on ambient light.
Offers an option with nanotextured glass, like the one that was released with the Pro Display XDR, for better viewing in different conditions. Unlike common matte finishes, which have a surface coating to scatter light, this nano-etching option provides reduced reflections.
Camera, speakers and microphones
The FaceTime HD camera features a 1080p resolution with tone mapping, exposure control and face detection. It works in a coordinated way with the speakers for a more balanced sound. The array of microphones allows you to have good sound in FaceTime calls, recordings of podcasts and voice notes.
The new 27-inch iMac can be purchased from 2.099 euros.