Apple updated the 27-inch iMac in Brazil, which arrives without redesign and with Intel’s tenth-generation Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9 chips. The model is available to buy in the official apple store for from R $ 21,999, but prices can reach up to R $ 91,999 with the most robust specifications offered. The computer also features AMD Radeon Pro graphics cards, up to 8 TB of SSD storage and RAM that can reach 128 GB in DDR4.
The manufacturer offers three pre-configured versions, two with a Core i5 chip and another with Core i7. All start at 8 GB of RAM and have 256 GB or 512 GB SSD storage. Regarding video cards, the models come with the dedicated 4 GB Radeon Pro 5300 in GDDR6 or the dedicated 8 GB Radeon Pro 5500 XT. When buying, the user can also choose a Core i9 processor, SSD up to 8 TB and memory up to 128 GB, in addition to the Radeon Pro 5700 and 5700 XT.
The product does not arrive with a redesign and maintains the slim profile and color patterns of previous versions. The Retina 5K screen, in turn, brings as a novelty the option of nano-texture glass, which promises to “reduce reflection to the minimum possible”. To connect peripherals, the iMac has two Thunderbolt 3 ports and comes with a mouse, keyboard and Lightning to USB cable in the box.
In the United States, the 21.5-inch iMac has also been upgraded to receive the latest processors from Intel. For now, the Brazilian store shows the previous model, with chips of seventh and eighth generations, and there is no forecast for the arrival of the upgrade here, according to Apple.
It is worth mentioning that these may be some of the last computers of the brand that leave the factory with Intel processors, since the company itself announced, during WWDC 2020, that it is working on replacing the chips with ARM architecture models, with a developed CPU on its own production line. This change should happen gradually until 2022, starting with MacBooks, rumors point out.