Apple new iMac first-impressions

Oct 21, 2009

There's been plenty of rumor and speculation over the past few months, but Apple have finally unveiled their updated iMac desktops, and we've already got the 27-inch model here to review. Already up for sale in the Apple Store for $1,699, our review unit has a 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory and ATI Radeon HD4670 graphics. After the cut, our image gallery with some hands-on first impressions.

As with all of Apple's kit, the iMac packaging is a story in itself, but the overwhelming first impression of the desktop is its size. The 16:9 display is an IPS panel running at a massive 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, and it's incredibly bright and with impressive 178-degree viewing angles. We're also keen on the new metal back panel; the previous model's plastic always felt a little cheap.


We'll be covering the multitouch Magic Mouse - which now comes as standard with all new iMacs - in a separate article, and we'll have plenty more feedback - together with benchmarks - of the 27-inch iMac in our full review. Until then, enjoy the image gallery.

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