Apple updates iMacs 27 with Retina 5K display, and more

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Apple is taking advantage of its rival’s Galaxy Unpacked eve to update the iMac with big news.

The best thing about this update is that it is already available in Brazil. The most traditional Apple desktop, at 27 inches in size, now features a Retina 5K screen with a nano-texture finish option. Inside, you can customize it with up to twice as much RAM as the old generation (from 64 GB to 128 GB), and the processors are now in the 10th generation, still supplied by Intel.

The extras have also been redesigned: there is a (finally) Full HD camera for FaceTime, in addition to new speakers and microphone.

In terms of graphics processing, the new generation brings the Radeon Pro 5000 line, with up to 16 GB of RAM.

Many customizations can be made to make products even more robust. But in general, Apple points out that these are the main gains with the new generation of iMac:

  • 65% more plugins in Logic Pro X.
  • 40% faster transcoding with 8K videos in Final Cut Pro X.
  • Up to 35% faster rendering with Arnold in Autodesk Maya.
  • Up to 25% better time in app packaging with Xcode.
  • Up to 55% faster rendering speed with Maxon Cinema 4D ProRender.
  • Fly-through 50% more agile on Unity.
  • Up to 45% more performance in Total War: Three Kingdoms.
  • Timeline renderings up to 30% faster in Final Cut Pro X.

In Brazil, new generation prices start at R $ 21,999 for the simplest model, which brings a tenth-generation Core i5, 256 GB of SSD, 8 GB of RAM and a 4 GB Radeon Pro 5300. This set-up can be improved with inexpensive add-ons, as usual. You can, for example, double the RAM if you are willing to pay an additional R $ 2,000.

The most robust configuration starts with a tenth-generation Core i7, 512 GB of SSD, 8 GB of RAM, and brings the 8 GB Radeon Pro 550 XT. The price is R $ 26,999 if you don’t want to add any additional ones.

Finally, the product screen can receive the nano-texture finish, which is obviously not free: it costs R $ 5,000.

There is always the “charity” of free shipping, and a 10% discount for cash purchases.


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