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  • New iMac (2009) Released, Unboxed, and Disassembled


    We have been waiting on this new iMac for months and yesterday Apple announced some updates to it. While visually it looks the same as the previous generation the processor has received a minor update with a 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo available and the graphics have been updated to NVIDIA architecture with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 512MB. These minor upgrades do not lend to a major performance bump for processor performance but the NVIDIA graphics should give a nice boost for gfx performance.

    Other Updates include the FireWire 400 being replaced by an extra USB (booooo) and a ridiculous keyboard. Where did the number pad go? Stupid or smart take our poll!

    Pricing is around the same as the old version and you have four basic configurations which you can add features to when purchasing.


    Engadget and iFixit got their hands on a couple new iMacs and have provided a ton of nice pictures of the exterior/interior:


    [via apple]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New iMac (2009) Released, Unboxed, and Disassembled started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. HKiller9123's Avatar
      HKiller9123 -
      whaaat!! the new keyboard... it looks like crap..
    1. bijju's Avatar
      bijju -
      Great too much price
    1. Grassmasta's Avatar
      Grassmasta -
      When are they going to stop beating around the bush and make one of these touch screen? They cant claim that they don't have the technology to do so, and with the price they are charging...well, they ought to already be outfitted with it. I would use that for virtually everything (except gaming).
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Glad I bought mine a little while ago... would not want the keyboard any smaller! What in the world are they thinking of? And take away Firewire to replace it with another usb?

      I love my IMac..... bought it right before my neck surgery got to try it out for a couple of weeks and can't get on it yet due to my neck.... ( But someday when my neck can handle setting at it I will enjoy it! Pricey yes! But worth it? If I could have got it cheaper I would have... but would buy one again.....

      I bought my Macbook also right before my surgery.... thank god I have this or no computer experience for me.... and love it as well..... matter of fact I never thought I would enjoy a laptop as much as I am....

      Love my Apple products!
    1. Jgamble317's Avatar
      Jgamble317 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Grassmasta View Post
      When are they going to stop beating around the bush and make one of these touch screen? They cant claim that they don't have the technology to do so, and with the price they are charging...well, they ought to already be outfitted with it. I would use that for virtually everything (except gaming).
      well, if the keyboard gets any smaller there going to have to go touch screen lol
    1. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      great!!
    1. royalnewjersey's Avatar
      royalnewjersey -
      Quote Originally Posted by thetoothfairy View Post
      Glad I bought mine a little while ago... would not want the keyboard any smaller! What in the world are they thinking of?
      I think everyone is misunderstanding. This new keyboard is optional! And besides it's not "new" either, its just the wireless version, with a usb wire.

      If you actually go on their site to buy the machine, under the configuration, you can choose "apple keyboard with numeric keypad"...
    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      Quote Originally Posted by HKiller9123 View Post
      whaaat!! the new keyboard... it looks like crap..
      Looks like a lap top key board, I've had that one wireless for a while.

      Quote Originally Posted by royalnewjersey View Post
      I think everyone is misunderstanding. This new keyboard is optional! And besides it's not "new" either, its just the wireless version, with a usb wire.

      If you actually go on their site to buy the machine, under the configuration, you can choose "apple keyboard with numeric keypad"...
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      I want an iMac soo bad but if I bought one, my mum would kill me, literally.
      I just spent 2000 on an Omega Seamaster 007 watch, coulda got a really decent Mac for that much.
    1. nimavafi's Avatar
      nimavafi -
      ^can your omega run OS X? At that price, you should be able to use it as a cellphone underwater while you wrestle sharks
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Well if the keyboard is only the laptop size its not so bad, but it does seem pricey. We could get the new macbooks for similar prices. On a brighter note... i am digging the hard drive size and pre-installed ram. SWEET!!!
    1. greenleaf187's Avatar
      greenleaf187 -
      I like the keyboard, you guys are not accustomed to it yet.
      If anybody could verify the HDMI to me, i will literally get off my *** and go buy it. (i have to go and get my credit card from the wallet which is in the car, thats why)
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      i am soooo happy i bought the 20" 2.66 last month. i still get the dedicated ATI HD 2600 Pro. the 2 low end models with intergrated graphics are a joke. when the benchmarks come out and show the mid range systems from last year outperform the mid range systems from this year, people should be outraged.
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      A desktop with no firewire?

      Part of my job is editing videos and as far as I know i need the firewire to transfer hd video from the camera to the computer so what now? this a joke I can't offered a macpro this is a total rip off
    1. wcbardwell's Avatar
      wcbardwell -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluprint View Post
      A desktop with no firewire?

      Part of my job is editing videos and as far as I know i need the firewire to transfer hd video from the camera to the computer so what now? this a joke I can't offered a macpro this is a total rip off
      Ummm... Just to clarify, there IS a firewire port... 1 firewire 800 port to be exact... If you are using a firewire 400 device, there are cheap (around $9) adapters that you can buy to use your 400 device... just an alternative.
    1. tssouthpark's Avatar
      tssouthpark -
      i debating to get the 24 imac or 15 macbookpro the 17 is too big
    1. daching's Avatar
      daching -
      I would seriously like to see the Core i7 on a Mac someday.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Stupid little keyboard....
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      God I <3 Mac

      But I would never take it apart like they did rofl.

      Oh and I agree with
      [Royalnewjersey]
      "I think everyone is misunderstanding. This new keyboard is optional! And besides it's not "new" either, its just the wireless version, with a usb wire.

      If you actually go on their site to buy the machine, under the configuration, you can choose "apple keyboard with numeric keypad"..."

      Every 1 is freaking out seeing that new keyboard.

      Secondly, how many people ACTUALLY? use the firewire?? If we take a poll you will find out.
      And another thing, you guys really think apple is THAT stupid to take out a firewire? Guess what they didnt, and if they did the adapted is around $9-10.
      More people have a need for USB then firewire..

      Think about it..