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New iMacs get Multi-Touch mouse and LED backlighting

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 21 Oct 2009 12:34 User comments (4)

New iMacs get Multi-Touch mouse and LED backlighting On Tuesday Apple unveiled their latest iMac,featuring up to 2TB of hard drive space, screens from 21.5 to 27 inches, and a unique mouse which incorporates the Multi-touch technology used in the iPhone and iPod Touch.
The entire top of the Magic Mouse is a Multi-touch surface, allowing you to scroll in any direction or zoom in or out. It can be purchased separately for use with any computer running Mac OS X Leopard version 10.5.8 or later. There is no Windows support.

The new iMac LCD displays are LED backlit. The 21.5 inch model has a resolution of 1920x1080 (1080P) while the 27 inch version is 2560x1440.

Available CPU options range from Intel's 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo to their 2.8GHz Quad-Core Core i7. Prices start at $1199 for a 21.5 inch model or $1699 for a 27 inch screen.

Quad-Core processors are available only in 27 inch models, and prices start at $1999.

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4 user comments

121.10.2009 12:47

"There is no Windows support"
-If it is any good, there will be...and then Logitech will make something like it, only better.

Wasn't the biggest selling point of the iMac the price? Do they actualy hope to gain market share by charging $1200 for a base model?

221.10.2009 16:58

Originally posted by KillerBug:
"There is no Windows support"
-If it is any good, there will be...and then Logitech will make something like it, only better.

Wasn't the biggest selling point of the iMac the price? Do they actualy hope to gain market share by charging $1200 for a base model?
I want that mouse >,> more than I want a new computer. But until something like it, or support for windows is added, I guess it's time to wait. But the tech in that mouse is certainly amazing. Apple has such great concepts, now if their prices were only reasonable.

321.10.2009 21:12

Originally posted by KillerBug:
"There is no Windows support"
-If it is any good, there will be...and then Logitech will make something like it, only better.

Wasn't the biggest selling point of the iMac the price? Do they actualy hope to gain market share by charging $1200 for a base model?

No, the selling point was a convenient, all-in-one system, which a lot of people still like the idea of.

422.10.2009 18:40

only way to get that on windows is a 3rd party driver. watch apple go after the makers of that one in court...

there will never be a competitor version by any company seeing that any mp3 player with similar touch pad technology gets sued.

i must say though. i got one of the new slim aluminum mac keyboards for my birthday and i have fallen in love. but then again i love the feel of a laptop style key just not interested in the small form factor, hence the mac aluminum keyboard makes my wishes come true.

huge downside is the lack of a few special keys not only in windows or linux but in dos versions and win/bart pe. especially them damn kvm's that use these special keys that do not allow reconfiguring the hot key.

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