1Apples 27-Inch iMac Boasts Intel Power with Aesthetic Appeal
by Nicholas Kolakowski
The iMac’s 27-inch display features 2560 by 1440 resolution, or 78 percent more pixels than the 21.5-inch iMac.
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.
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).
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.
The Magic Mouse—its underside shown here—can detect the difference between a scrolling finger, resting hand, two-finger swipe and click.
The 27-inch iMac comes standard with an Apple Wireless Keyboard.
The redesigned stereo speakers are located on the underside of the machine; in addition, the 27-inch iMac includes two internal 17-watt amplifiers.
The screen’s glass encloses the edge of the 27-inch iMac’s aluminum frame.
The 27-inch iMac’s built-in microphone can be used along with the built-in iSight camera for video conferencing.
Connections include one FireWire port, four USB 2.0 ports and an SD card slot.
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.
The 27-inch iMac can come with an ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics processor.