The First iMac Update In Two Years Ships Today

Cesar Mills
June 8, 2017

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Without further clarification from Apple, the reason for the change is likely due to the fact that unlike the "standard" iMac, the iMac Pro utilizes ECC memory.

Radeon Pro 500 graphics also support GPU acceleration through OpenCL across creative applications like Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop. Previous reports suggested that a new in-house chip would boost low-power performance when the MacBook Pro 2017 is sleeping, but the tech giant mentioned no such thing during the conference. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is also getting a little more affordable with a new $1,299 starting price, and the inclusion of Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 should make the higher-end MacBooks better able to handle intensive graphics. The 27-inch models now offer Turbo Boost (which kicks your computer into overdrive when you're running especially processor-intensive applications) up to 4.5GHz, while the 21.5-inch Retina 4k model goes up to 4.2 GHz. System RAM can now be bumped up from 8GB to 16GB for an extra $200, and Apple says the included SSD storage is now up to 50 percent faster. Not only do all the iMacs get 7th generation Kaby Lake Intel processors, but the big screen they're known for is described as "the best Mac display ever" with a whopping 500 nits of brightness.

Kaby Lake isn't a massive jump from the generation of Intel chips that came between (Skylake), but it is faster, stronger, and more efficient with battery life than what the MacBook Air is using. Weighing just two pounds and measuring 13.1mm thin, MacBook is our thinnest and lightest notebook for all-day, on-the-go computing.

The iMac Pro has also been given a new "space gray" paint job, making it distinct from the traditional silver of the iMac.

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The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar still starts at Rs. 2,05,900, while at Rs. 2,39,900, the top-end model is now cheaper by Rs. 2,000.

Apple today also updated the 13-inch MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz processor.

Now that the 2017 MacBook Pro is here and the MacBook with Touch Bar is in our daily lives we take an updated look at why you should buy this new model and why you should skip it. It also doesn't have a "new" label at the top of Apple's Mac page, despite the upgrade. I suspect the process started several years ago, when Apple moved away for monolithic releases every two or three years to smaller changes each year; a similar model to Windows 10 where new features will be added as they are ready rather than being bundled up into annual versions. Actual results may vary. "Major updates" Apple hasn't unveiled any all-new designs or technology with this mid-season refresh.

"With thin and light designs, powerful performance, incredible displays and all-day battery life, Mac notebooks deliver the world's best portable computing experience", Apple touts.

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