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New iMac – I Think I Just Wet Myself

August 7, 2007 Leave a comment

New iMac (2007)

Apple has released an update to the iMac! I’m looking forward to seeing one of these up close, but by the description it sounds like a sweet ride. A creative use of aluminum and glass make for a sleeker look and better viewing of multimedia. Steve Jobs claimed that it is more environmentally friendly, which makes sense if people will find a way to recycle. Glass and aluminum are certainly more renewable than the plastics used on previous iMacs or any PC.

Here are the mad specs:
– Intel Core 2 Duo processor, pick your speed: 2GHz, 2.4 GHz, or 2.8 GHz. TRANSLATION: Very fast.
– 2 FireWire ports (one FireWire 400; the other a FireWire 800)
– 3 USB 2.0 ports
– 8X DVD-burning SuperDrive
– Gigabit Ethernet
– built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
– AirPort Extreme wireless networking
– a built-in iSight camera
– brand-spanking-new keyboard design
– remote control for Front Row (app for movies, music, photo slide shows, etc)

Software included:
– Mac OS X v10.4.10 Tiger (includes Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, Address Book, iCal, DVD Player, etc.)
– iLife ’08 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)
– Front Row
– Photo Booth
– iWork ’08 (30-day trial)

Let the drooling begin.

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