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Apple just released a refreshed iMac 2019, which focuses on updating the processors and graphics cards with more powerful versions, but keeping the external design and mechanical hard drivesin all standard configurations, although there is the option to add an SSD.
Just yesterday the iPad Air and iPad mini were updated discreetly, directly in the Apple store, and now we know the iMac of 2019. They are still far from the iMac Pro, but theMost up-to-date hardware Increases your competitiveness.
Featuring new 8th generation Intel Core processors and AMD Vega graphics the improvement in performance is noticeable. We only miss SSD drives, because even a cheap SSD greatly increases speed compared to platter hard drives.
21.5-inch iMac (2019) with Retina 4K display
Apple has refreshed its 21.5-inch iMacs with Retina 4K display, leaving a single model with a 1080p panel untouched, which It remains quite off the hook from the rest of the range. This is the hardware we can choose:
- 8th generation Intel Core processor (4 or 6 cores).
- Radeon Pro 555X, Pro 560X, or Pro Vega 20 Graphics.
- 4K Retina display (4,096 x 2,304 pixels), with P3 color gamut and 500 nits of brightness.
- 8 GB of RAM (optional up to 32 GB).
- 1 TB HDD or 1 TB Fusion Drive (hybrid) (optional SSD).
The price of the new 2019 iMac with 4K screen starts at 1,499 euros (Core i3, 8 GB of RAM, Radeon Pro 555X and 1 TB drive), and is available now.
iMac (2019) 27-inch with Retina 5K display
The 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display gets a major power boost, even on a graphical level. Not surprisingly, these computers come with macOS Mojave, the latest version of Apple's desktop operating system:
- 8th generation Intel Core processor (6 or 8 cores).
- Radeon Pro 570X / 575X / 580X or Pro Vega 48 graphics.
- 5K Retina display (5,120 by 2,880 pixels), with P3 color gamut and 500 nits of brightness.
- 8 GB of RAM (optional up to 64 GB).
- 1 TB or 2 TB Fusion Drive (hybrid) hard drive (optional SSD).
The base model of the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display starts at 2,099 euros (Core i5, 8 GB of RAM, Radeon Pro 570X and 1TB Fusion Drive).
New 2019 iMac are a refresh needed and attractive, but powerful processors and graphics cards can't hide the need for SSDs as a standard configuration at a time when this type of storage is becoming more and more more affordable and common in computers.
What do you think of the new 2019 iMacs? Are you convinced by the commitment to the power of the apple brand?