Apple has announced a range of new models and developments across its Mac range, Both the Mac Pro and iMac see impressive improvements under the hood, while a new 27-in LED cinema display also debuts, alongside a desktop version of Apple’s Magic Trackpad.
The new Apple Mac Pro line-up is now available with up to 12 processing cores, and as a a result can offer up to a 50% improvement on performance compared to the previous generation of Mac Pros. Other improvements include the latest quad-core and 6-core Intel Xeon processors, all-new ATI graphics performance and the option of up to four 512GB solid state drives.
The new Mac Pro line-up arrives with Apple’s Magic Mouse as standard, but for the extra price of £59 you can order Apple’s new Magic Trackpad. The Trackpad brings the Multi-touch and gesture control of the Mac notebook series to the desktop, including finger-controlled scrolling, zooming and rotation.
The new Mac Pro line up starts off with a suggested retail price of £1999, though prices soon increase as you customise the model with more features.
If the Mac Pro series is a bit out of your price range then fear not, as Apple has also updated its all-in-one iMac range. The new models features Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors, as well as improved ATI Radeon graphics capabilities. Customers purchasing the 27in version of the iMac have the option to upgrade to an SSD drive. Other features of the iMac include an on-board card reader, video and audio output and firewire port, while all models ship with Apple’s Wireless Apple Keyboard and Magic Mouse.
Completing the slew of new Apple products is a new 27in LED Cinema Display. The new display offers a 2560 x 1440 resolution, offering 60% more space than the 24in LED Cinema Display. The monitor is not only for visuals however, and it also features a built-in iSight video camera, microphone, speakers and MagSafe connector.
The 27in LED Cinema Display features a 16:9 aspect ratio and is constructed from glass based on an aluminium stand, with the display itself offering an ultra-wide 178 degree viewing angle.
For more information on all the new Apple products, either visit the Apple website or see the full releases below.