Apple Refreshes Its iMac Line
The Mac maker adds Bluetooth and 802.11g to its top-of-the-line consumer desktop, which now clocks in at 1GHz.A week after enhancing specs and lowering prices on its professional Power Mac G4 desktop systems, Apple Computer Inc. on Tuesday continued tuning up its current Mac lines with new features and pricing for its consumer desktops. The top-of-the-line iMac now runs at 1GHz and supports Bluetooth and 802.11g wireless networking, which Apple in January added to its Power Macs as well as its PowerBook portables. It features a 17-inch LCD display and packs a 1GHz PowerPC G4 chip, an Nvidia GeForce4 MX graphics processor with 64MB of VRAM (twice that of its predecessor), 256MB of DDR, a SuperDrive and an 80GB hard drive. The configuration is priced at $1,799, $200 less than its 17-inch, 800MHz predecessor.
A 15-inch LCD model priced at $1,299 includes an 800MHz CPU, a GeForce2 MX graphics processor with 32MB of VRAM, a 32x DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive and a 60GB hard drive. It includes support for Apples 802.11-based AirPort wireless networking but doesnt come with Bluetooth.