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Apple announces new desktops

The upgraded iMac line, available Tuesday, comes with faster processors and improved graphics.
The upgraded iMac line, available Tuesday, comes with faster processors and improved graphics.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Apple announces upgrades to its iMac line of desktop computers
  • New machines have better processors, new graphics, next-gen Wi-Fi and faster flash storage
  • New iMacs are available immediately

(CNN) -- Apple has updated its entire iMac line of products with Intel's latest quad-core processors, new graphics, next-gen Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage.

The 21.5-inch iMac now starts with a 2.7GHz, quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and new Iris Pro graphics. The 21.5-inch is also available with an i5 processor with up to 3.4GHz and Nvidia GeForce 700 series graphics.

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The 27-inch model comes with a 3.2GHz quad-core processor and Nvidia GeForce 700 graphics or a 3.4GHz CPU.

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Users can also purchase the 3.5GHz processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M series graphics with up to 4GB of video memory.

All iMacs now support the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard and start with 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive. They can be upgraded to up to 32GB of memory and a hard drive with up to 3TB of storage.

The cheapest 21.5-inch iMac costs $1,299, while the model with a 2.9GHz processor and Nvidia GeForce GT 750M graphics will set you back $1,499.

The 27-inch iMac with a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 CPU and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 755M graphics card goes for $1,799; the version with a 3.4 GHz CPU costs $1,999.

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