Apple updated its line of iMac computers to add performance but leave the old design behind. Among the innovations – the transition to the Intel processors of the 10th generation Comet Lake, SSDs are now included as standard, HD webcam has been replaced by cameras with 1080p resolution, the amount of installed RAM doubled (128 GB can be installed).
Also available as an option is a “nanotextured” coating for the 5K-screen 27-inch iMac, which, as stressed in Apple, will make the display even more expressive (for $ 500). The updated iMacs feature enhanced audio and studio-grade microphones. The default SSD capacity is 256GB, with a top configuration of 8TB.
The new iMacs include Intel 6-core and 8-core processors, an optional 10-core with 5GHz turbo mode. Graphics is standard on the AMD Radeon 5300 or 5500XT, optional 5700XT with 16GB of VRAM.
The 27-inch computer will cost $1800 in initial configuration, the 21.5-inch with SSD will cost $1100. The slightly fresher iMac Pro, which has switched to the most current Intel processors, will be sold at $5,000 or more.