In October of 2009, a 16:9 aspect ratio screen was introduced in 21.5″ and 27″ models, replacing the 20″ and 24″ 16:10 aspect ratio screens of the previous generation. Video card options entirely switched to ATI, save for the standard onboard nVidia card in the base model.
The iMac’s processor selection saw a significant increase. Existing Core 2 Duo technology offered speed bumps in the lower models, and Intel’s newCore i5 and Core i7 chips are now available in the higher end models, signifying the first quad-core iMac. Default RAM has also been increased across the iMac range.
In this video, Jon Rettinger will be unboxing the 27″ iMac Quad Core i7 featuring a solid state drive.
Some of the specs are listed below:
It’s packing a 2.93 Core i7,
8 GB DDR3 RAM,
2TB HD + 256 SSD,
ATI Radeon HD 5670 w/ 1GB GDDR3 memory