Apple has finally refreshed its line of iMacs, which have arrived with a larger than expected price increase across all of Apple’s computers. Also unexpected was the upgrading of most of the iMacs to Retina displays, which means there is now only one iMac option for those who are satisfied with full HD.
The new 21.5-inch iMac has received an upgrade to Intel’s fifth generation Broadwell processors, along with an option for Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200. Aside from that the only difference is the option to pay a little more for a better processor and a 4K Retina display. The baseline processor clockspeeds have been increased, along with the storage options, which has also resulted in a price hike. The 21.5-inch iMac now starts at RM4,999, up from RM4,199; although that includes a better processor, integrated graphics, and double the storage. The new 21.5-inch iMac with Retina display, on the other hand, starts at a considerable RM6,899.
Apple’s big announcement was the new 27-inch iMacs with 5K Retina displays. Unlike their smaller cousins, these new iMacs have received the brand new sixth generation Intel processors. Intel has not released the new Skylake versions of its Iris Pro graphics, and for that reason these iMacs all also feature discrete AMD graphics cards.
As far as specifications go, the 27-inch iMacs can be configured with up to 32GB RAM; and a choice of up to 3TB hard drive, 3TB Fusion Drive, or 512GB of flash storage. Processors also range from a 3.2GHz Intel Core i5, all the way up to a 4GHz Intel Core i7.
Naturally, this all comes at a price. The 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display starts from RM7,999 and can potentially reach RM19,278 with all the highest end options selected. All the new iMacs are already on sale on the Apple online store.