Apple Refreshes Mac Lineup With New iMac, Mac Mini And A 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

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As rumors suggested, Apple refreshed the Mac lineup with long overdue updates to the iMac and the Mac Mini at its media event in San Jose, California. The company also unveiled a brand new 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro, which sports a display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels.

All of the Mac hardware released, of course, come with Apple’s newest version of OS X, Mountain Lion.

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

Just like the 15-inch MacBook Pro, the 13-inch model discards a number of legacy technologies like the Optical Disc drive and the Ethernet port, and adopts forward looking technologies like Flash storage and an ultra high resolution display.

Here are the specs:

  • 20 precent thinner at 0.75 inches, weighs 3.5 pounds
  • 2.5GHz i5 or i7 Intel chip with Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 2560 x 1600 pixels Retina Display, 75 percent reduction in reflection, 29 percent higher contrast ratio
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB to 768GB of Solid State storage
  • 7 hour battery life
  • FaceTime HD Camera with 720p video.
  • MagSafe 2, Two thunderbolt ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, SD Card Reader
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Starts at $1699 with an upper end model available for $1999
  • Starts shipping today

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iMac

The iMac got a long over due update with a much thinner design, a display laminated to the glass, and a new SSD and HDD “Fusion Drive.” Here are the specs:

  • Display is laminated to the glass making it 45 percent thinner and reducing reflection by 75 percent
  • No optical drive, available as external accessory
  • 2560 x 1440 27” or 1920 x 1080 21.5” display sizes
  • 2.7GHz or 2.9GHz quad core i5.
  • 8GB RAM
  • FaceTime HD camera 720p
  • Stereo sound system and dual microphones
  • Up to 768GB flash or 3TB HDD or an option to choose new fusion drive with 128GB flash and 1TB or 3TB HDD combined.
  • GeForce GTX 640M or 660M Nvidia Kepler Graphics
  • SD Card reader, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 2 Thunderbolt ports
  • Comes with wireless keyboard and wireless mouse.
  • $1299 for 21.5 inch $1799 for 27 inch.
  • 21.5” ships in November, and 27” ships in December

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Mac Mini

The long ignored Mac Mini, finally got updated after 461 days with better processors and more storage options. Here are the specs:

  • 2.3GHz Quad Core i7  or 2.5GHz Dual Core i5 Processors with Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 4GB RAM going all the way up to 16GB
  • 500GB or 1TB HDD or 256GB Flash or an option to choose new fusion drive with 128GB flash and 1TB or 3TB HDD combined.
  • USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, and HDMI ports
  • Starts at $599 with the server configuration available for $999
  • Start shipping today
[Images via The Verge]

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