1iMac Continues Its Evolution
Since its launch in 1998 as Steve Jobs’ remedy for the company’s sales doldrums at the time, the iMac has morphed from a stubby, heavy, transparent-skinned PC into the elegant, relatively lightweight, wide-screen product that it is today. Apple unveiled 21- and 27-inch-monitor iMacs at the Oct. 23 launch.
2Star of the Show: iPad Mini
Of course, the iPad Mini was the No. 1 attraction at the Apple product launch. The company is counting on it to be its holiday sales leader this winter. You can go here to see another slide show with more details about the Mini from the launch event. eWEEK overall has published a number of stories on the Mini.
313-Inch MacBook Pro
This little notebook packs a lot of power and usability into a small, lightweight body, with its new, more power-efficient 2.5GHz i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB NAND flash and optional Retina display. They feature SD card, HDMI and USB 3 ports. The 13-inch size serves as an option between the current 11-inch and 15-inch MacBook and MacBook Air models. The MacBook Pro with Retina display will cost you $1,699. MacBook Air goes for $999 and MacBook Pro for $1,199.
4Inside a MacBook
621- and 27-Inch iMacs
7Sleek Is One Description
8Backside on the iMac
9Two Drives in One
Apple’s new Fusion drive for iMac combines 128GB of NAND flash and either 1TB or 3TB of SATA hard-drive capacity. The elements are engineered together; Fusion Drives works with OS X to deliver two independent drives and presents them to the user as a single volume. This enables faster processing and more storage capacity at the same time.
10Fusion Drive Stats
12iMac’s Thinner Display
The iMac is not only 8 pounds lighter than previous versions, but its display is 45 percent thinner.