Apple Day: New iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro and More

Today, is truly about Mac hardware, All new iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Pro, Airport Extreme, Time Capsule wireless networking products, Wired Apple keyboard and a faster MacBook Pro, Crazy!!!! For the most part, the new models increase speeds and feeds.

Mac Mini – Intel Core 2 Duo, up to a 320 GB HDD, and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400m. Firewire 800, Mini DVI, Mini DisplayPort, and five, USB ports. The entry level unit costs $599 with 1GB of memory, while the higher end model 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU comes with 2GB of memory and a larger 320GB HDD.

Mac Pro – Two new Mac Pros. There’s a quad-core version that starts at $2499 and an eight-core version that starts at $3299.

iMac – The new iMac lineup gets four models – three with 24-inch screens and a single 20-inch unit. All models get some Core 2 Duo speed increases and an injection of NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics goodness for the two entry level models. The faster, higher-end 24-inch models offer a choice of GeForce GT 120/130 graphics processors with either 256 MB or 512 MB (respectively) of discrete memory. Also, all the 24-inch models all start with a base of 4 GB of RAM (and all units are upgradeable to 8 GB).

Airport Extreme – Airport Extreme adds a dual broadcasting mode that simultaneously broadcasts on both the 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz band.

Time Capsule – The new 1TB or 500GB Time Capsule runs dual Wi-Fi, streaming at 802.11n and 802.11g speeds. The Capsule will pick the right band automatically, allowing for more efficient back-ups – a huge issue when transferring large files.

MacBook Pro – Apple bumped up the speed in the top two models of its MacBook Pro line to 2.66 GHz and 2.93 GHz (from 2.53 GHz and 2.8 GHz)

Apple Keyboard – it released a new slimmer, wired Apple Keyboard that is based on the Apple Wireless Keyboard, which doesn’t include a numeric keypad. Ars Technica notes that both the new compact Apple Keyboard and newly renamed Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad are available at the same price ($49) and that the new compact version is the one that ships with the new line of iMacs

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