Apple quietly updates the iMac with Haswell processors

The updated iMac range starts at Rs 99,900 for the 21.5-inch version, while the 27-inch version starts at Rs 139,900.

Apple quietly updates the iMac with Haswell processors

Apple quietly updates the iMac with Haswell processors

In a rather quiet update announcement, Apple has made it official that the iMac desktop range has now received the Intel Haswell refresh. The upgrade has been done to both the 21.5-inch version and the 27-inch version. Like the 2013 MacBook Air, the iMac also supports Wireless 802.11ac standard. The entry level version will now feature 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive, and customers can upgrade that to 32GB RAM and up to 3TB hard drive.

“iMac continues to be the example that proves how beautiful, fast and fun a desktop computer can be,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Inside its ultra-thin aluminium enclosure, the new iMac has the latest Intel processors, faster graphics, next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage.”

Apple has shared the India pricing of the new iMac desktops.

The entry level 21.5-inch iMac (2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 up to 3.2 GHz and Intel Iris Pro) is priced at INR 99,900 while the the slightly more powerful 21.5-inch iMac (2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M ) will retail at Rs 114,900.

 

 

The 27-inch iMac is available with a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 755M for a suggested retail price of INR 139,900, while the 3.4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.8 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M for a suggested retail price of INR 154,900.

 

Microsoft to unveil new Windows Surface tablets on September 23

Microsoft released invites for the forthcoming Surface 2.0 event on September 23rd in New York City.

Microsoft to unveil new Windows Surface tablets on September 23

Microsoft to unveil new Windows Surface tablets on September 23

Microsoft is expected to unveil the next generation Surface tablets at an event in New York City on September 23rd. The company has already sent press invites to the media, though the software giant hasn’t made an official announcement about what it will put onstage.

According to rumours, Microsoft will unveil the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets — both will be the revamped versions of the existing Surface RT and Surface Pro models. Reports suggest the company will not be launching the rumored Surface mini at the September 23 event.

The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 will include a two stage kickstand, however both tablets will be very similar to the current models. Microsoft will also be upgrading the new Surface 2 Pro tablet to Intel’s new Haswell processor, along with 8GB of RAM onboard. The Haswell upgrade will significantly improve the battery life with up-to two hours of added usage to the Surface Pro 2.

Microsoft sends invites for September 23 event

The Surface 2 will come with Windows RT 8.1, although the company plans to do away with the ‘RT’ name from the actual device. The tablet is expected to feature a 1080p display, with Nividia’s Tegra 4 processor. Battery life on the Surface 2 is expected to be around 8 hours with a new Power cover accessory for both tablets that is expected to boost the battery life through a built in battery in the keyboard cover.

It is highly possible that both these devices will be showcased at the September 23rd event, along with a new power cover and a new Docking station accessory.

Source: TheVerge