Take one look at today's 21.5" iMac with its 1920 x 1080HD high resolution and you'll see just how far the iMac has come from the original 15" iMac. Its display with edge-to-edge glass covers nearly t... Read More
Take one look at today's 21.5" iMac with its 1920 x 1080HD high resolution and you'll see just how far the iMac has come from the original 15" iMac. Its display with edge-to-edge glass covers nearly the entire front of the enclosure. When all you see is the display, nothing gets between you and what's onscreen. Movies, TV shows, websites, photos—everything looks stunning on its 16:9 widescreen iMac display.
When a display has more pixels, you need to push more light through them to achieve the best picture possible. LED backlighting in iMac does exactly that, with remarkable brightness and efficiency. Because the LED backlight doesn't take up much space, the iMac enclosure stays thin—even with all the high-performance components inside.
The iMac display is designed to look great from almost any angle. A technology called in-plane switching (IPS) makes this possible. Whether you're sitting in front of the display or standing off to the side, you'll get a great picture with superb color.
While you'll find a collection of ports on the back of iMac, you won't find much else. A seamless, precision-forged enclosure makes the back one continuous aluminum surface. And there's only one cord: the power cord.
Cool, quiet components
The widescreen iMac display allows more room to separate the two hottest components, the CPU and the GPU. This keeps things cool inside the iMac enclosure. Apple engineers also implemented an intelligent control system that monitors temperatures and delivers just the right amount of airflow to critical components. The three fans inside iMac have been tuned to be ultraquiet. The result of all this tinkering with heat and sound? A system that operates at 18 decibels when idle—so quiet, you hardly know it's on.
Wireless keyboard and Magic Mouse included
iMac embodies simple design that eliminates desktop clutter. So naturally, it comes standard with the Apple Wireless Keyboard and the wireless Magic Mouse.
Magic Mouse with Multi-Touch
Magic Mouse is designed to do all the things a mouse should do—pointing, clicking, and scrolling—but with no scroll wheel, no trackball, and no visible button. Magic Mouse uses Multi-Touch technology to let you click, scroll, or swipe anywhere on its perfectly smooth, seamless top shell. But the real magic of Magic Mouse is how it knows what you want to do. A chip inside Magic Mouse acts as a brain, detecting the difference between a resting hand, a scrolling finger, a two-finger swipe, and a simple click. It's the smartest mouse Apple has ever made.
New Intel Core processors
across the line
All iMac models now include processors from the blazing-fast Intel Core series, featuring an advanced processor architecture that helps set new performance benchmarks for iMac. The 21.5" iMac comes standard with a dual-core Intel Core i3 processor starting at 3.2GHz. The included Mac OS X Snow Leopard is designed to take full advantage of Intel dual-core architectures, so you'll get the fastest performance possible.
This iMac comes with a high-performance discrete graphics processor from AMD (ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR3 memory) that make games run smoother, photos load faster, and pro applications work better.
Plenty of memory and storage
The new iMac has 4GB of DDR3 memory standard—now running even faster at 1333MHz—with room in its four SO-DIMM slots for up to 16GB, so you can use more applications simultaneously. With a Serial ATA hard drive of 1TB, feel free to load up on photos, videos, and music.
High-speed 802.11n wireless technology is already built into iMac, and, with Time Capsule or the AirPort Express Base Station, every computer in every room can wirelessly connect to iMac, the Internet, and each other. Over this network, everyone can print, surf the web, and play music on iTunes through your home stereo—wirelessly.
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