Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

This Apple Has Byte; So You Thought the Desktop Was Dead, Eh? Well You Can Think Again

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

This Apple Has Byte; So You Thought the Desktop Was Dead, Eh? Well You Can Think Again

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Byline: Mark Furler

AT A GLANCE

21.5inch iMac with Retina 4K display

from $2299 RRP

3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or 3.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor

Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz

1TB 5400-rpm hard drive; 1TB or 2TB Fusion Drive; or up to 512GB flash storage (SSD)

Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2 or Magic Trackpad 2

27inch iMac with Retina 5K display

from $2799 RRP

3.2GHz or 3.3GHz quadcore Intel Core i5, or 4.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor

Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz

1TB 7200rpm hard drive; 1TB, 2TB or 3TB Fusion Drive; or up to 1TB flash storage (SSD)

Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2 or Magic Trackpad 2

THOSE keen to declare the death of the desktop probably haven't spent much time on Apple's latest 27-inch 5K Retina display iMac.

This is one superb machine. Superfast. Beautiful to look at. Powerful, clever, the ultimate all-in-one.

Yes, it comes with a hefty price tag.

But if you spend a lot of time on a computer, creating, designing, editing photos, making movies, or just sampling everyone else's works of art, the iMac delivers plenty of bang for buck.

Even if you can't afford the Maserati model, every iMac in the range features faster processors, more powerful graphics, Thunderbolt 2, and completely redesigned input devices.

Even the new 21.5-inch iMac offers a true 4K display. It's 9.4 million pixels, provides 4.5 times the resolution of an HD display.

But it's not just about images.

That sort of clarity makes reading text a whole lot easier on the eye. You feel like you are immersed in the whitest pages of a book rather than glaring at a computer screen.

The 27-inch iMac is equipped with a sixth-generation quad-core Intel Core processor, configurable up to 4.0GHz, and the latest AMD Radeon R9 M300-series high-performance graphics.

The 21.5-inch iMac features a fifth-generation dual-core or quad-core Intel Core processor and enhanced Intel integrated graphics. …

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