Apple iMac, Macbook, and Magic Mouse updates!

by Mike
Posted October 20th, 2009 at 11:37 am

Where to start. I guess we’ll lead of with the smallest and work our way up.

  • Magic Mouse

First on the line, the new Magic Mouse brings multi-touch/gesture to the mouse world. Operation is as one would expect, 2 finger swipes and pinches do all sorts of panning, zooming, and moving actions on your screen. The Mighty Mouse isn’t so mighty anymore (was it ever?)

  • Macbook

The bargain basement Macbook, once $999, is still….$999. What happened to “newer” and “cheaper” products? To be fair, the new Macbook receives some respectable upgrades such as a Core 2 Duo bumped up to 2.26GHz, 2GB of RAM (upgradable to 8GB), an NVIDIA 9400M GPU, and a 250GB hard drive. Oh, Blue-ray hopefuls are out of luck, this one is packin’ the old school Super Drive. Wrapping it up, the plastic Macbook now includes that love it or hate it integrated battery. I’m sure some of the sting will be taken away when you realize you get true 7-hour battery life complete with outlet freedom. A pretty sweet deal for $999 don’t you think?

  • iMac

Ah finally, we make our way to the iMac. While a Mac Pro is arguably the top of Apple’s lineup, to be quite honest, a spec’d out iMac is plenty for me. Not to mention, that new 16:9 27-inch model packs a visual wallop at 2,560 x 1,440! If 27″ is too big, the smaller 20″ 16:9 21.5″ model should do the trick. I loved the size of the 24″ and can only expect the 27″ to be even more pleasing. Especially now that it’s a wider ratio. Oh yeah. This is sweet. The cherry on top though will require a tad bit more waiting. What’s this cherry I speak of? The top end 27″ iMac starts at $1,999 and will ship in November with a 2.06GHz 2.66GHz Core i5 Quad-core processor tag teaming your senses with either a Radeon HD 4850 512MB graphics too boot. (Good-bye Nvidia) Movin’ up even further, $200 more will bump you up to a Core i7 Quad-Core running at 2.8GHz. Speed…lovely speed. However, If all you’re looking for is the bigger screen, the 27″ comes in base config starting at $1,699 with a 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo and Radeon HD 4670 GPU.

Rounding up the bottom end, the 21.5″ begins at the same $1,199 for a 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB spinner. Another aspect worth highlighting is the Multi-Display port. Your iMac can go it alone or buddy up with another display for dual screen action or become the display for your laptop/second computer. Simply awesome!

So the updates aren’t that big of a deal, though that Core i5 and i7 are looking mighty nice don’t you think? My money, heart, and all over being are fixated on the 27″ behemoth.

Engadget, Gizmodo

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