Apple have revised the iMac, Mac Pro and Mac Mini.
The Mac mini now sports FireWire 800 (woohoo!) instead of FireWire 400 and also the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, and is touted as the “World’s most energy efficient desktop computer”, using only 13W when idle (possibly because it doesn’t have a screen? 🙂 It now has a mini DisplayPort and mini DVI connectors, and 5 USB connectors.
The Mac Pro now comes with Intel’s Nehalem processor at 2.93GHz, and Apple’s claiming up to 2.4x performance over the previous 3.2GHz Mac Pro model.
Meanwhile, Airport networking is now supported in 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously on Airport Extreme and Time Capsule, along with providing a guest networking mode to provide internet to your visitors without having to reveal your password to them.
The iMac line has been speed bumped with
- Faster processors (2.4/2.66/2.8/3.06GHz)
- New graphics controllers up to Nvidia 8800GS with 512MB RAM
- 2Gb RAM in all but entry level model
So the folks-in-law have just been told that their iMac G5 (which has been in the shop for 2 weeks awaiting repair for green vertical lines on the screen) is part of a worldwide recall, and they had to drop off the keyboard, mouse etc.
Â Will be interesting to see what they get in return, and how long it takes (they’ve been told next week). Good thing they got upsold AppleCareÂ at the time of purchase. Looks like there’s been numerous repair extension programs before.
[Edit: They got a 20 inch Intel iMac as a replacement, and a refund on their remaining AppleCare for the old machine! Then they did buy a new AppleCare warranty 🙂 ]Â