Published: Fri, June 09, 2017
Industry | By Dora Warner

Apple launches new faster iMacs, updates MacBook Pro

Apple launches new faster iMacs, updates MacBook Pro

AMD has officially launched the Polaris-powered Radeon Pro 500 series, featured in the new iMac and MacBook Pro models, even as Apple promises to ship Vega-based systems by December. Key highlights included the all-new iMac Pro, iPad Pro, and MacBook devices.

"We're thrilled to give developers and customers a sneak peek at iMac Pro".

The screen itself is also pretty impressive, spanning 27 inches and 14.7 million pixels, with support for more than a billion colors. AMD GPUs were heavily featured at the event, including a new family of Radeon Pro graphics processors. Featuring a new next-generation compute core and up to 16GB of on-package high-bandwidth memory (HBM2), iMac Pro with the Vega GPU delivers up to an incredible 11 Teraflops of single-precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and immersive, high frame rate VR. These are just for the most demanding of video-editing, VFX and animation tasks.

IMac Pro release date and details
While the entire iMac line of 21.5-inch and 27-inch models got a refresh, the biggest announcement was the new iMac Pro . The 21.5-inch model delivers up to three times faster performance and the 27-inch model is up to 50 percent faster.

iMac Pro features 10Gb Ethernet for up to 10 times faster networking. They'll come in handy on the kickass model, so you can connect two 5K external displays (or four 4K displays) along with a Thunderbolt 3 SSD or RAID array. Reduced power consumption and improved display quality is achieved by adjusting the refresh rates, according to the movement of the onscreen content.

Opt for the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and you'll get a free $25 gift card.

In terms of sheer performance, the Radeon Pro 500 Series offers up to 5.5 TFLOPS of sheer performance enabling virtual reality (VR) support on the high-end Radeon Pro 580 and solid gaming performance throughout the line.

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Apple has changed the bundled small keyboard for the iMac though, which is now more compact and flat - I'd drop another $60 for the full-size Magic keyboard with a numeric keypad to go with the iMac. Previously, AMD has supplied Radeon Pro 555 and 560 graphic cards for MacBook Pro 15.

The new iPad also boasts the same camera you get with the iPhone 7, a 12-megapixel offering with optical image stabilization, as well as a 7-megapixel HD FaceTime camera. It promises up to 10 hours of battery power while surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music. The Cupertino company is implying people would wake up in bed with their iPad Pro, then take it with them along the day.

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