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Monday, March 23, 2009

Review: Apple's newest 24-in. iMac 'a sight to behold'

Better than that, it's also $300 cheaper than before

Michael DeAgonia
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March 20, 2009 (Computerworld) Earlier this month, Apple completed a round of hardware updates to its Mac Pro, iMac and Mac mini lines, offering up modest speed boosts, some pricing tweaks and -- most importantly -- the Nvidia 9400M chipset for graphics.

Best of all for iMac fans, Apple also made the 24-in. version of its popular all-in-one configuration a more tempting proposition by making it less expensive. Smart move in the middle of a recession.

For those who've waited almost a year for an iMac update, the latest round of changes has made all of Apple's computers Snow Leopard-worthy, putting in place hardware that can best handle Mac OS X 10.6,due out later this year. More about the Snow Leopard implications in a minute.

With the Mac mini taking up the low-end of the Mac market and the Mac Pro on the pricey side of things, Apple's flagship iMac line sits in the middle. There are four iMacs, starting with a 20-in. version that sells for $1,199 and extending all the way to the top-of-the-line 24-in. model that costs $2,199. Read the entire article at

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