If you are one of those who were waiting for the renewal of the 27-inch iMac like May water, your wait is over. And it is that despite not having a new design similar to that of the XDR Pro Display as expected and continuing to use Intel processors, Apple has made a last strong bet for its all-in-one just before making the leap to the Apple Silicon. This is not a small summer update, and it is that removing its design, everything else is completely new in the range.
Given the strange moment in which this new desktop has been announced, today we want to give 5 good reasons to get the new 27-inch iMac, an iMac for many years.
It’s very fast
The 8th generation processors of the old model have given way to the new 10th generation of the new one, which allows configurations of up to 10 cores in the Intel i9 at 3.6GHz with Turbo Boost up to 5GHz. In the graphics section, the old Radeon Pro 570X and 580X are replaced by the 8GB Radeon Pro 5500 XT and 5700 and by the 16GB Radeon Pro 5700 XT. This brings us to a computer in the middle of a transition that, despite not being part of it, we doubt that it has anything to envy the first generations that Apple presents assembling the Apple Silicon.
Goodbye Fusion Drive
Back in 2012, Apple introduced Fusion Drive technology, storage systems that combine a small SSD that houses our most used resources, accompanied by a hard drive in which the content, in general, is stored. At a time when SSDs were still very expensive, Apple’s solution streamlined workflow while keeping costs at bay. Nowadays, with the increasingly cheap SSDs, this solution no longer made sense, so Apple has eliminated the standard option of the 27-inch iMac with 1TB Fusion Drive for only SSD options, which start at 512GB and arrive up to 8TB, and that provides extra speed to the entire system.
Nanotextured glass screen: Pro Display XDR technology in an iMac
Accustomed to its glossy screens with a high tendency to reflection, Apple surprised at the presentation of the Pro Display XDR, its ultra-high-end screen, with a new optional matte finish that eliminated them. Now, the 27-inch iMac Pro borrows this technology from the company’s professional display by offering the option to configure a nano-textured matte finish, which together with the True Tone technology incorporated into the new model will delight many photo professionals. and the video. The toll? € 625, but without a doubt those who dedicate themselves full time to these tasks will appreciate having this technology in their equipment.
Finally a good camera
Apple has been mounting cameras with HD 720p resolution for too long, and now, in the middle of the year 2020 where we all carry out video conferences and video calls at some point, users already demanded a new lens to match. Apple has listened, and not only has it updated the lens, but the sensor used has also been renewed, and takes advantage of the benefits of the T2 chip for tone mapping, exposure control and face detection, offering an experience much higher than what we have been suffering in recent years.
You make sure that the apps work
Especially, people who make a living with their computer and for whom it is one more work tool, it is essential that everything works correctly on their computers. In the case of the new iMac, whether you choose the base model or decide to configure it up to € 10,000, you know that you will have a team that is not going to let you down. It is not a question of transition, but of reliability, and it is that in a time when we will have to be aware of developers to adapt apps to the new architecture and in which we will have to rely on Rosetta 2 for interpretation of apps from one environment to another, having a team that we know well enough that works are a good bet. In addition to the fact that Apple has ensured that it will continue to support Intel models of its computers for many years, so there is no need to worry about running out of support or suffering early obsolescence.