Apple Updates Desktop Computers, Introduces 'Magic Trackpad'
Apple announced on Tuesday upgrades to its line of iMac and Mac Pro desktop computers that includes faster processors and more powerful graphics. The company also introduced new displays and a Magic Trackpad, a Bluetooth device that runs on batteries that allows users to swipe, pinch to zoom a photo, scroll and perform other gesture controls found on the iPhone and iPad.
On the 27-inch, iMac fans have the option to choose from four different processors configurations, which includes the same 3.2GHz or 3.6GHz chips as the 21.5-inch; or a 2.8Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 with a 8MB level 3 cache that supports Turbo Boost; or a 2.93Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 with a 8MB level 3 cache that supports Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost to dynamically boost processor speeds.
The new Mac Pro line has up to 12 processing cores and up to 50 percent greater performance than the previous generation, according to Apple . It features the latest quad-core and 6-core Intel Xeon processors, all-new ATI graphics and the option for up to four 512GB solid state drives (SSD).
Both the iMac and Mac Pro lines have several eco-friendly features, including LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. They also meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements.
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