Apple held under the slogan “It’s been way too long” yesterday. So what are we waiting for so long, too long? Now we know the answer: the updated Mac mini, and iMac display Retina 5K. Both trends were revealed today, and today will be on sale.
27-inch iMac 5K Retina display
Let’s start with an iMac 5K Retina display . Externally, the new candy bar is no different from the existing models. But this is only as long as you do not see it gorgeous, eye-popping display. Apple has called it Retina 5K.
Accordingly, the display resolution was 5120 x 2880 pixels at a diagonal of 27-inch. Phil Schiller during the presentation stressed that this is the highest resolution display in the world at the moment, and it’s hard to disagree. Display new iMac consists of 14.7 million pixels, which is 7 times higher than the resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080) and 67% greater than that of display 4K.
So impressive changes in the display was achieved without increasing the thickness of the body iMac. It still is only 5 mm at the edge of the housing and extends to the middle. Design of monoblock generally remained unchanged, although it is difficult to accuse Apple for it, because it is almost perfect.
To implement Retina 5K in the 27-inch iMac Apple has used a number of exciting new technologies. Firstly, this chip Timing Controller, which is responsible for displaying the image. Secondly, it is Organic Passivation, ensuring signal integrity and the best picture quality. In addition, the technology reduces the power consumption display by 30%. Also iMac with Retina display technology is applied Oxide TFT, migrated in monoblock tablet iPad. Make the image even better technologies are designed Photo Alignment and Compensation Film.
The main question that plagues everyone’s after the announcement of an iMac display Retina 5K – is iron, which Apple used to provide decent performance with a similar computer screen.
iMac display Retina 5K equipped with Intel-generation Haswell. In a minimum configuration it will be a 4-core Core i5 with a frequency of 3.5 GHz and Turbo Boost up to 3.9 GHz. The top model of the processor for this model candy bar – is a 4-core Core i7 with a frequency of 4 GHz and Turbo Boost up to 4.4 GHz. The new iMac is equipped with 8 GB of RAM, which can be expanded up to 16 GB or 32 GB. Also appeared in the base standard Fusion Drive 1 TB, which can be extended up to 3 TB. SSD drives are available with 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB.
All this we have seen before, but that the graphics? Apple has indeed used the AMD solution in the new iMac. The choice available GPUs AMD Radeon R9 M290X with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory and AMD Radeon R9 M295X with 4 GB of memory GDDR5. During the performance of a monoblock with display 5K in common applications you should not worry. He will cope with most games.
Set of ports, camera resolution FaceTime HD – all that remained unchanged with the design of the computer. Time to announce a price. Phil Schiller is appropriate noticed that buying a 27-inch display with a resolution of 4K will cost about $3 thousand. Therefore, Apple has set on the iMac display Retina 5K far more interesting price – just $2,499 for the standard configuration, which can greatly improve the surcharge. Maximum configuration of the hardware component iMac will cost $4399.
Time to go to another novelty presented today from the world of Mac – miniature computer Mac mini, which is still very popular for many users is the entry ticket to the world of computers Apple. Today it finally updated, and not withdrawn from sale, as some had expected.
Mac mini 2014 was ruler processors Intel Haswell: 2-core Core i5 1.4 GHz in the low-end model to the 2-core Core i7 3 GHz as an opportunity to upgrade. Tightened and Graphics: Intel HD now it’s 5000 and Iris in the older models. RAM by default from 4 to 8 GB, again depending on the model. Increase the amount of RAM can be up to 16 GB.
As the drive for Mac mini is available to a number of different solutions: from the hard drive to 500GB SSD storage capacity of 1 TB. You can install mini and Fusion Drive 1 TB.
Dimensions computer has not changed: a square with sides of 19.7 cm and a height of 3.6 cm. Weighs Mac mini about 1.2 kg. Among its connectors found a place two ports Thunderbolt 2, four ports USB 3.0, HDMI, card slot format SDXC, jack Ethernet, headphone jack and audio output, as well as the infrared receiver. Also in the arsenal baby Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0.
Prices for base model Mac mini starts at $499. Configurations available for $699 and $999. With self improvement Mac mini to an Apple Store cost may be even higher.
And the iMac display Retina 5K and updated Mac mini is available for purchase at the Apple Store today. It is very likely that some configuration in the end will be in short supply – very long-awaited Apple products introduced today.