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

Apple makes Mac computers faster, targets professional users

Apple makes Mac computers faster, targets professional users

Apple has acknowledged that it needs to do better and on Monday it addressed some of these concerns by unveiling a new iMac Pro with super-fast Intel Xeon chips, Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Radeon Vega graphics processor, and up to 128 GB of pre-installed RAM.

WWDC 2017: iMac Pro supports up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory, and with four Thunderbolt 3 ports can connect to up to two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays at the same time. For graphics, the most of the new iMac models come with AMD's Radeon Pro 500-series graphics (except for the entry level 21.5 inch models that get Intel Iris graphics) with support for up to 8GB of vRAM.

Previously, the 5K 27-inch iMac sat on top of Apple's range and while the rest of the iMac line-up have received some upgrades, the iMac Pro is now the pinnacle. In terms of storage, the SSD storage options are now up to 50 percent faster than the previous versions, and users can be further customized with up to 2TB of storage, Ternus said.

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The Cupertino-based giant announced that the new iMac will sport the "best Mac display ever" which is 43 percent brighter at 500 nits and with support for one billion colours. The Apple iMac Pro 2017 will be coming out this December and the price starts at 4.999 United States dollars.

The MacBook Pro 2017 line is now armed with Kaby Lake processors, Intel's seventh-generation processor.

The new iMac lineup will have two USB Type-C connectors with Thunderbolt.

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The new machine is dressed in a new sleek space-gray aluminum enclosure with a Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2, and Magic Mouse 2 to match.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro now comes standard with more powerful discrete graphics with more video memory, and the 13-inch MacBook Pro adds a new US$1,299 configuration. The company also detailed a new thermal architecture that is said to give it 80 percent more cooling capacity in the regular iMac design. The company's Mac revenue fell previous year, and while well received by many consumers, recent MacBook Pros have been criticized by some longtime Mac loyalists and creative professionals for not meeting some of their needs. First off, the iMac Pro starting price is not going to be cheap, coming in at $4,999USD.

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