Apple impressed us with a couple impromptu announcements this morning. They introduced a couple new additions to their PC line-up. Are you looking for a new computer? The Cupertino giant has put together cheaper alternatives to one of their most expensive computers, as well as more expensive versions of their high-end laptop.
New iMac with Retina 5K display
The first would be a new version of the iMac with Retina 5K display. The main difference is that it comes with a 1 TB drive, as opposed to the Fusion drive, and it has a slightly less powerful processor. This drives the price down to $1999, which definitely makes this a much more enticing computer.
I mean, come on. That iMax with Retina 5K display was too expensive at $2500, which leads us to the second part of today’s iMac news. It seems Apple realized they were asking a bit too much for the original 5K computer, and so they have taken the price down to $2299 for the higher-end, original version.
You can get this new computer straight from Apple’s website. Here are the rest of the specs, just in case you are curious.
New iMac with Retina 4K display specs
- 27-inch Retina 5K display 5120x2880p
- 3.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor
- AMD Radeon R9 M290 graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
- 8 GB of RAM
- 1 TB HDD
- 51.6×65.0x20.3 cm
- 9.54 kg
New 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Looking for something a bit more portable? Apple also revealed a new version of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. They are very similar to the previous versions of the laptop, with the only main difference being the addition of the Force Touch trackpad.
For those who haven’t heard about this new trackpad, it uses new technology to distinguish the force you use to press on it. This allows for new features and gestures, like having the ability to perform different actions when you press with various levels of force.
Other improvements are said to include about an extra hour of battery life, speedier storage, and up to 80% better graphics. These improvements will bring up the price of the laptop by a bit. The laptop now starts at $1999, or you can get the more expensive version for $2499.
Here are the specs for the base version:
N32 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display specs
- 15.4-inch 2880x1800p LED display
- 2.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
- Intel Iris graphics
- 256 GB of internal storage
- 1.8×35.89×24.71 cm
- 2.04 kg
- 99.5 Wh battery