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Apple Refreshes iMac

Apple’s iMac [1] has been refreshed, bumping up the processor to Sandy Bridge while the unibody design remains the same. The last refresh happened in October 2010 where it got bumped to Core i3, i5 or i7 CPUs.

Here is what’s new in a nutshell:

21.5-inch: 2.5GHz – S$1,648

21.5-inch: 2.7GHz – S$2,048

27-inch: 2.7GHz – S$2,348

27-inch: 3.1GHz – S$2,748

I thought this would be the iMac I will be getting, but wasn’t impressed with the change and pricing. So I guess I will wait for the “proper” refresh as in change of design and USB 3.0! Anyway just for fun, here is my ideal iMac specifications based on the current generation:

27-inch – S$3,702.60

I wanted the “1TB Serial ATA Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive” but it is way too expensive (S$813.20 more). Not a fan of Magic Mouse, I will probably end up using a Razer Mouse instead and hence I opted for the Magic Trackpad. I am also not a fan of Wireless keyboard so I opted for the wired keyboard. AppleCare is a must for all Apple computers because the parts and labor are way too expensive.

Apple iMac: Technical Specifications [2]
Apple Store (Singapore): iMac [3]