New iMac gets 2019 refresh
Faster processors and new high-end graphics
The Apple Inc. has update its all-in-one desktop Mac with new faster processors and better graphics. You can now get an iMac with 8th and 9th generation Intel Core processors, having previously updated most other Macs near the end of 2018.
In the graphics division ,on top of fairly routine graphics bumps, the Apple inc. offers Radeon Pro Vega processors for the first time on the consumer-focused versions of the iMac.The 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display provides the best picture and color quality you can get for a Mac, and this is incredibly important when it comes to graphic design. Plus, having at least 16GB of RAM means the iMac should be able to handle anything you need to run, and a 512GB SSD is a good amount of storage to start with (you can choose more if need be), and it’s super fast.
Here’s are some details of the graphics line up:
- 21.5in iMacs :
3.6GHz quad-core iMac – Radeon Pro 555X with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
3.0GHz 6-core iMac – Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
- 27in iMacs :
3.0GHz 6-core iMac – Radeon Pro 570X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
3.1GHz 6-core iMac – Radeon Pro 575X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
3.7GHz 6-core iMac – Radeon Pro 580X with 8GB of GDDR5 memory
3.6GHz Build-to-order iMac – Radeon Pro Vega 48 with 8GB of HBM2 memory.
Beyond that, the line-up’s specs are largely the same as before. For expansion and connectivity, there are four USB 3 ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth 4.2, an SDXC card reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Storage capacities range from a 1TB hard drive up to a 2TB Fusion Drive as standard. Capacities of pure SSD upgrades range from 256GB to 2TB.
The 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display will start at $1,299.That’s for a machine running on an 8th generation quad-core Intel processor. Meanwhile, the 27-inch 5K model starts at $1,799. Higher-end configurations will almost certainly cost much more.
- 21.5in iMacs
2.3GHz dual-core iMac, standard display, £1,049/$1099 (2017 model)
3.6GHz quad-core iMac, 4K Retina display, £1,249/$1,299
3.0GHz 6-core iMac, 4K Retina display, £1,449/$1,499.
- 27in iMacs
3.0GHz 6-core iMac, 5K Retina display, £1,749/$1,799
3.1GHz 6-core iMac, 5K Retina display, £1,949/$1,999
3.7GHz 6-core iMac, 5K Retina display, £2,249/$2,299
3.6GHz 8-core iMac, 5K Retina display, £2,609/$2,699 (Build to order).
However, Apple is continuing to offer the hard drive option as it is the best way to get more storage at the entry level.
The 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display is still our top pick for most graphic designers for a few reasons. The best reason is that it has just been updated, so you are getting the latest and greatest processors and specs.