Apple updates iMac

Apple on Tuesday released an update to its iMac desktop computer. In the past, I may have said “Apple’s consumer desktop,” and while it technically is, these are powerful computers.

According to Apple, the entry-level 21.5-inch iMac features a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and new Iris Pro integrated graphics. The high-end 21.5-inch model and both 27-inch models feature quad-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 3.4GHz and NVIDIA GeForce 700 series graphics with twice the video memory and up to 40 percent faster performance than the previous generation.

If you want a bit more power, you can upgrade to the quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 3.5GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M series graphics with up to 4GB of video memory.

iMac also now supports next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Apple said the iMac comes standard with 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive—that is configurable up to 32GB of memory and up to a 3TB hard drive. iMac also comes with two Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports for connecting to external storage and other high performance peripherals.