Apple updates iMac with Sandy Bridge Core i5 Quad-Core CPUs, Thunderbolt and FaceTime HD camera


As expected, Apple refreshes its desktop iMac line with new Sandy Bridge Quad-Core CPUs, Thunderbolt I/O technology and FaceTime HD camera.

  • New iMac is up to 70% faster and AMD graphics is 3 times the performance of previous iMac.
  • Option to upgrade to Core i7 processor up to 3.4GHz.
  • 21.5 inch and 27 inch option.
  • 21.5″ 2.5GHz Quad Core i5, AMD 6750M, 500GB, $1199
  • 21.5″ 2.7GHz Quad Core i5, AMD 6770M, 1TB, $1499
  • 27″ 2.7GHz Quad Core i5, AMD 6770M, 1TB, $1699
  • 27″ 3.1GHz Quad Core i5, AMD 6970M, 1TB, $1999
  • 21.5 inch has one Thunderbolt port while 27 inch has two Thunderbolt ports.
  • The two thunderbolt ports in 27-inch model allows you to drive 2 external monitors.
  • Possible to swap out the included Magic Mouse with Magic Trackpad.

Apple iMac announcement

iMac at Apple Store