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Apple announced an update to its iMac line at today’s WWDC event, with a generous hardware upgrade and more powerful graphics across the board.
The new iMac is getting a spruced-up display, putting emphasis on next-generation graphics, and virtual reality. Specs-wise, it starts with the bump to Kaby Lake processors (up to 4.2 GHz) and faster SSDs (up to 50-percent faster). Each new iMac will also feature USB-C and Thunderbolt 3. From there, performance comes by the way of improved integrated (or dedicated in the 27-inch) GPUs and higher RAM offerings of 32GB (21.5-inch) and 64GB (27 inch).
The displays, which were already beautiful, are also 43-percent brighter with 500 nits and support for 1 billion colors. The 21.5-inch comes with a Retina 4K display, while the 27-inch has Retina 5k.
The new iMac will be available starting at $1099 for the 21.5-inch, or $1,799 for the 27-inch. Both will ship today and be available in Apple stores next week.
Follow all of our coverage of Apple WWDC 2017 here.
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