Apples 27-Inch iMac Boasts Intel Power with Aesthetic Appeal

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Apples 27-Inch iMac Boasts Intel Power with Aesthetic Appeal

by Nicholas Kolakowski

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The iMac's 27-inch display features 2560 by 1440 resolution, or 78 percent more pixels than the 21.5-inch iMac.

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The 27-inch iMac's form factor puts a lot of space between the CPU and GPU in order to keep the internal temperature down, helping keep the system quiet.

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The tapered pedestal falls in line with Apple's streamlined aesthetic. The device can also be attached to a wall mount, articulating arm or VESA-compliant mount (with a VESA Mount Adapter Kit).

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The Magic Mouse, which comes with the 27-inch iMac, features no mechanical parts such as a scroll wheel or track ball, instead relying on multitouch to convey commands.

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The Magic Mouse—its underside shown here—can detect the difference between a scrolling finger, resting hand, two-finger swipe and click.

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The 27-inch iMac comes standard with an Apple Wireless Keyboard.

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The redesigned stereo speakers are located on the underside of the machine; in addition, the 27-inch iMac includes two internal 17-watt amplifiers.

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The screen's glass encloses the edge of the 27-inch iMac's aluminum frame.

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The 27-inch iMac's built-in microphone can be used along with the built-in iSight camera for video conferencing.

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Connections include one FireWire port, four USB 2.0 ports and an SD card slot.

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Processor options exclusive to the 27-inch iMac include a 2.66GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with 8MB shared L3 (Level 3) cache and a 2.66GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 8MB shared L3 cache.

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The 27-inch iMac can come with an ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics processor.

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