Apple has updated a series of new specifications for its 27-inch iMac. These include 10th generation Intel Core processors, newer AMD graphics and 1080p FaceTime HD webcams. The 27-inch iMac (2020) also has SSD as the standard storage for the entire series, and has the option of “nano-textured glass” to reduce reflections. However, there were no anticipated design changes before (there are also rumors). Apple also uses solid-state drives as the standard configuration of its 21.5-inch iMac, and announced a minor upgrade of its iMac Pro equipped with a 10-core Intel processor.
India’s 27-inch iMac (2020), 21.5-inch iMac (2020) and iMac Pro (2020) prices
The 27-inch iMac (2020) starts at Rs. 1,69,990, while the 21.5-inch iMac (2020) and iMac Pro (2020) start at Rs. 99,900 and rupees. 4,64,900. All these new models will be purchased in India through Apple authorized dealers later this month. In addition, customers will get a configure-to-order option.
In the United States, the 27-inch iMac (2020) starts at US$1,799 (approximately Rs 1,34,800), while the 21.5-inch iMac (2020) starts at US$1,099 (approximately Rs 82,300), and the iMac Pro (2020) starts at US$4,999 (approximately Rs 3,74,500).
27-inch iMac (2020) specifications, features
Apple introduced a 27-inch iMac (2020) model equipped with 6-core and 8-core 10th-generation Intel processors, and provided professionals with the option of even choosing a 10-core processor model. The Turbo Boost speed reached 5GHz. It is claimed to increase CPU performance by up to 65%. In addition, the Cupertino-based company doubled its storage capacity at 2666MHz to a maximum of 128GB. In addition, there is the next generation AMD Radeon Pro 5000 series graphics cards with up to 16GB of GDDR6 memory. Apple claims that compared with the previous generation of 27-inch iMac, the new model can improve graphics performance by up to 55%.
In addition to the new processing and graphics performance, the updated 27-inch iMac also has a full line of solid state drives, the basic configuration is 256GB solid state drives. This means you will get a read/write speed of 3.4GB per second. For users who need a lot of storage, there is also an 8TB SSD option.
Recall that the earlier 27-inch iMac had an SSD-based Fusion Drive in the standard configuration. On the basis, the 256GB SSD option can still be equipped with a 1TB Fusion Drive without paying additional costs.
The 27-inch iMac (2020) is also equipped with an Apple T2 security chip, which is said to provide “real-time data encryption” and every time it checks whether the software loaded during the boot process has not been tampered with. The new chip also includes an updated image signal processor (ISP) that can help achieve tone mapping, exposure control, and face detection through the 1080p FaceTime HD webcam. In addition, it enables the variable equalizer to complement the improved webcam.
Apple provides a “studio-quality microphone array” with a total of three microphones to capture an enhanced audio experience during FaceTime calls, podcast recordings, and video chats. Similarly, the 27-inch iMac update brings a Retina 5K display with True Tone technology. The display panel also has a brightness of 500 nits and supports P3 wide color gamut. In addition, there are nano-textured glass options for better viewing even under indirect sunlight or in bright rooms.
In other words, if you want to charge anything in the design, the 27-inch iMac (2020) will make you unsatisfied because it looks the same as its predecessor. Some reports in the past suggested that iMac be redesigned this year, but Apple did not provide a clear explanation in this regard. It seems that you may have to wait a few months before you can see a new-looking iMac.
The 21.5-inch iMac has also received SSD as a standard configuration, and can choose to increase to 1TB. Similarly, the standard version of iMac Pro has been updated to a 10-core Intel Xeon processor.
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