Apple refreshed the iMacs with faster, 32nm Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors, more storage and speedier graphics. The dual core processors are clocked from 3.06 GHz up to 3.6 GHz, and quad core processors from 2.8 GHz up to 2.93 GHz. For internal storage, a 256GB SSD option is now also available as well as hard drives up to 2TB. The 27” model has even space for both SSD and HDD simultaneously. SSDs are still expensive but offer mind boggling track counts for audio use or super speedy system performance when used as a boot disk.
Standard RAM includes 4GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM in four slots, maxing out at 16GB. Graphic options now include the ATI Radeon HD 5670 (512MB) and 5750 (1GB) and the new models support the SDXC memory cards.