iMac: Now up to 3.06 GHz

Apple Computer

Apple Computer

The iMac has been an icon of Apple’s computer line for years; the new iMac takes that tradition of style and quality and adds a dramatic, powerful punch with the addition of new features, new technology and an amazing new design. It’s truly the “all-in-one for everyone.” In addition, the price is much less than one would expect (or at least those PC users).

So, what makes the new iMac so impressive? Let’s take a quick look at the improvements, starting with the all new look of the apple computer.

Once upon a time, the iMac was a white, polycarbonate machine that appealed to some, though not all, of Apple’s customers. The new iMac is something different altogether. The sleek, modern aluminum case is a thing of real beauty. It exudes style and power and is crafted from a single sheet of aluminum, which means no screws or bolts in view. Combine that look with the fact that all of the hardware is integrated into the monitor case (for space saving) and you have a look that is unique on today’s market.

What else is new with the iMac? The Intel Core 2 Duo Processors pack a bigger punch than older Apple machines. With up to 3.06 GHz worth of power, these workhorse processor chips provide much more computing power for the serious user. The addition of Intel to the Apple lineup has been a great improvement over older models and provides far more than standard operation.

Standard on board memory is another area in which the new iMac generation has improved. With up to 2 GB of standard onboard memory, the iMac runs faster than ever before, though you can configure them with much more, if that’s your desire. You can decided to get one with two SO-DIMM slots to support up to 8GB of memory. The hard drive capacity has also been increased. The iMac now offers three different hard drives. A 320GB hard drive is standard with optional 640GB or 1TB hard drives for expanded hard drive space.

The OS of the new iMac is Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard, billed as the world’s most advanced operating system. Whether it blows past other OS’s out there or not, Leopard does not disappoint. The other software additions, such as iLife and iWork make this software solution one of the best on the planet. The iMac also has great NVIDIA graphics cards available and video support for premium movie watching.

So, how does the iMac stack up with real consumers? To find out, just try to find a real negative review of the machine. With astounding reliability and performance that a PC just cannot touch, this new machine is a winner with Apple lovers the world over.

The All-New MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro

With the relentless march of technology, laptops have become ubiquitous in today’s world. While it might seem that every computer company under the sun offers a laptop computing solution, one particular offering stands head and shoulders above the rest. The new MacBook Pro offers powerful computing, dramatic enhancements and a slim look that you won’t find elsewhere on the market.

What’s different about the new MacBook Pro? First, it offers a slim, yet functional design that can’t be beat. At a mere inch in thickness when closed, the MacBook Pro is one of the slimmest notebook computers available.That slimness does not translate into a loss of capabilities, though.

Monitor size is available from 15 inches all the way through 17 inches and offers high definition resolution for better graphics viewing. One of the most popular innovations in the MacBook Pro is the amazing touch pad.This option offers iPhone-like capabilities, including slide, pinch and flip capabilities that you’ll not find in any other touch pad on the market today.

With the addition of Intel Core 2 Duo processors that run at up to 2.6 GHz, the new MacBook Pro provides much more processing capability than previously. An onboard L2 6 MB cache provides additional processing capacity and faster speeds, as well.

The MacBook Pro provides 3 USB ports, a FireWire 400 and a FireWire 800 port, as well as audio in and out ports, a DVI port and an ExpressCard port.

If you’re concerned about wireless connectivity (and what laptop owner isn’t?), the MacBook Pro provides built in 802.11n technology.This is the newest technology on the market and offers backward compatibility to work with older wireless services if necessary.Wireless backup (through Time Machine) and wireless printing capabilities (AirPort or Time Capsule) fill out the massive capabilities of this unique machine.

If you’re looking for a notebook computer that can grow with you, this is it. There’s plenty of room inside for new additions, though the larger hard drive will keep that eventuality at bay for some time to come.