Apple refreshes iMac line-up and brings a little Magic to your fingers

Thinking of buying a new computer? Apple has just updated their shiny all-in-one iMac computer with more options than you can shake a mouse at. And that mouse has changed too.

The new line-up of Apple iMac computers starts at $1599 for an iMac equipped with a dual-core 3.06GHz Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB memory, 500GB hard drive, and a 21.5-inch screen, but the ability to customise your speed starts there. Options are now include Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, 2 terabytes of storage, a combination of regular hard drives and solid state drives that don’t use moving parts.
There’s also a brand new mouse that you can buy.
The multitouch trackpad that was introduced in 2008 to the MacBook Air has been given a helping hand with its own $99 external mouse.
Designed for Macs, the Magic Trackpad is an Bluetooth external trackpad that reminds us of the Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch, a graphic tablet that incorporated touch technology.
We’ve been using a Magic Trackpad at GadgetGuy today and it feels even better than the Wacom we had become so familiar with.
The Magic Trackpad is about a third the size of Apple’s wireless keyboard we use on our iMac and the feel is just like the one found on a MacBook Pro, except bigger.
The same multitouch gestures work including scrolling with two fingers, zooming by pinching, and switching between applications by sliding all four fingers in a left or right motion.
And because it lacks any moulded buttons (like a regular mouse), it can be used by lefties too, which is a nice touch. Literally.
While it won’t be for everyone, it feels like a good mouse for those who love their laptop trackpads and want something just a little bigger to work with.