Apple's iPad mini made its debut in India a few ago; now it's iMac's turn to enter the Indian market.
The Apple website states that iMacs will be available in 2 sizes: one is 21.5-inches (diagonal) and other model is 27-inches. The smaller of the two iMacs is expected to be shipped in November end, while the other model will be delivered in December.
Apple's 21.5-inch iMac will be released with 2.7 GHz and 2.9 GHz speed variants and the 27-inch model will be released with 2.9 GHz and 3.2 GHz speed.
Key specifications of the iMac desktops include:
|Models||21.5-inch iMac||27-inch iMac|
|Display||LED-backlit display with IPSTechnology(1920x1080)||LED-backlit display with IPSTechnology(2560x1440)|
|OS||OS X Mountain Lion||OS X Mountain Lion|
|Processors||two variants: 2.7 GHz and 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor||two variants: 2.9 GHz and 3.2GHzquad-core Intel Core i5 processor|
|Graphics||one variants has NVIDIA GeForce GT 640Mand another with GT 650M graphics processor , and both have 512MB of GDDR5
|One variant has NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M graphics processorwith 512MB of GDDR5 memory and another has GTX 675MX graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory|
|Monitor Dimensions||45.0x52.8x17.5 cm||51.6x65.0x20.3 cm|
|Weight||5.68 kg||9.54 Kg|
|System Memory||8GB(two 4GB) of 1600MHzDDR3 memory||8GB(two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3Memory, and four user-accessible
|Storage Capacity||1TB (5400-rpm)||1TB (7200-rpm)|
|Camera||FaceTime HD camera (2560X1600 pixels) on external display||FaceTime HD camera(2560X1600 pixels) on external display|
|Ports||SDXC card, four USB 3.0 ports etc.||SDXC card, four USB 3.0 ports etc.|
|Expected price||Two variants are pricedRs. 85,900/- and Rs. 99,900/-||Two variants are pricedRs. 122, 900/- and Rs. 134,900/-|
The whole package includes iMac monitor, wireless keyboard, magic mouse (magic is just a product name) and a power lead.
The iMac PCs prices include taxes, but actual prices will vary with local tax policies.
On comparing iMac prices with Samsung's new ATIV smart PCs in the Indian market, iMac seems expensive. Thrift buyers might think twice before buying Apple's iMac PCs, but Apple fans won't mind paying huge money for a high quality Apple product.