Apple Updates iMac Line for Fall 2013


Apple updated its iMac line with a rather modest refresh. Key new specs include an update to fourth generation Intel quad-core processors – i5 is the base offering on all models; however, it is upgradeable to i7 processors up to 3.5Ghz.

Video editors will be pleased with the upgraded graphics cards, including the ability to upgrade to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M with 4GB of video memory. However, the displays did not receive the 4K/Retina upgrade that had been rumored and hoped-for in recent months.

Additional updates include faster PCIe flash storage (with SSD storage options now available up to 1TB) and 802.11ac WiFi.

The new iMacs come standard with 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive. Customers can configure their iMac with up to 32GB of memory and up to a 3TB hard drive. The new iMac retains the two Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports for external peripherals.

The new iMacs start at $1299 for the 21.5″ base model and $1999 for the top-end 27″ model. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.