Apple refreshes the iMac, moves to Sandy Bridge

Last week, we got word that Apple might be refreshing its iMac lineup and here we are a week later with a confirmation of the fact.

From today, Apple’s all-in-one desktop computer gets upgraded to Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge processors, some brand new AMD graphics processors, one of those high definition FaceTime video cameras, and at least one Thunderbolt connection (two on the 27 inch iMac) for high-speed connectivity.


The addition of two Thunderbolt ports is new to the 2011 27 inch iMac.

Design-wise, we’re not really seeing anything different, but the price looks a little better starting from $1,399. It’s still the same 21.5 and 27 inch displays with an aluminium body housing all of that computer power, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts, and that’s the refreshed part.

Much like the recently refreshed MacBook Pro lineup, we’re expecting some truly excellent speed increases out of the new computers, making them great for any purpose, work or play.