27-Inch iMac Refreshed With 10th-Gen Intel Core Processors, 1080p Webcam
Aug 06 2020
Consequently, if you need a new desktop Mac, it's still worth considering the Intel-based models, especially the new 27-inch iMac, which is substantially improved over its last iteration. A slightly faster model comes with faster 6-core Core i5 processor, AMD Radeon Pro 5300 graphics and 512GB storage.
The 27-inch iMac finally comes with a1080p HD webcam after much anticipation by users.
For the 21.5-inch iMac model, which starts at $1,099, Apple is swapping out the Fusion Drives as the default storage option for 256GB of SSD.
If you crack it open you'll find shiny new Intel 10th-generation processors with six, eight and 10-core options - depending how hard you want to go. Other notable improvements to the new iMac includes a FaceTime HD camera with support for 1080p resolution, improved built-in speakers with deeper bass, high fidelity, and studio-quality mics which it had first debuted on the 16-inch MacBook Pro first. Additionally, Apple offers a US$500 upgrade for nano-texture glass and a US$100 upgrade for 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Plus, the new iMac can be configured with up to 8TB SSD storage as compared to the earlier maximum of 2TB. Previously, the base $5,000 model got you the 8-core model but with this change, you now get the one step higher 10-core CPU for the same price. The new 27-inch iMac features faster Intel processors up to 10 cores, double the memory capacity, next-generation AMD graphics, fast SSDs and more.
Up to 65 per cent more plug-ins in Logic Pro X.
The 21.5-inch iMac has also been updated to ship with SSDs as standard. And just for your knowledge, the 27-inch iMac boasts a 5K screen with built-in True Tone technology. Additionally, there is a nano-texture glass option, that was first introduced on the Pro Display XDR.
Furthermore, the new iMac has a 1080p FaceTime camera, versus the 720p on the previous model. Thanks to the Image Signal Processor in the T2 Security Chip, you can enjoy better camera experience with tone mapping, exposure control, and face detection. On the storage front, the company is doing away with the Fusion Drives-a hybrid HDD and SSD solution-for pure SSD memory for faster load times.
This fall, iMac can be updated at no cost with macOS Big Sur, the latest version of the world's most advanced desktop operating system. macOS Big Sur introduces a lovely redesign that is entirely new yet instantly familiar, along with powerful enhancements to key apps.