The online Apple Store (s aapl) went down Tuesday morning, and when it came back, new iMacs came with it. As rumored, the latest revision to Apple’s all-in-one desktop computer brings second generation quad-core Sandy Bridge (s intc) processors, and the new Thunderbolt I/O port, along with a number of other enhancements.
The new iMac now offers the Intel Sandy Bridge series of Core i processors, which first made their way to Apple products in the MacBook Pro upgrades introduced in February. They offer better power efficiency, along with improved CPU performance and much better integrated graphics performance than the previous generation.
All iMacs are now quad-core, with 4 GB of RAM standard on each base configuration and built-in FaceTime HD cameras. Here are the detailed specs for each base configuration:
- 21.5-inch, 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB 7200 RPM HD, AMD Radeon HD 6750M (s amd)
- 21.5-inch, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB 7200 RPM HD, AMD Radeon HD 6770M
- 27-inch, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB 7200 RPM HD, AMD Radeon HD 6770M
- 27-inch, 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB 7200 RPM HD, AMD Radeon HD 6970M