Apple releases new mouse, iMacs, MacBook and more

Today, Tuesday 20th October 2009 Apple released a range of new products on it's website. The products are all beautiful as ever, it is interesting to see that the long awaiting Apple TV has had no upgrade as of yet. This is expected to be the last release before the major upcoming holiday season. Interestingly there were no price drops but merely better value for money which may not have been the right decision for the competitive christmas season.
The Magic Mouse - "suddenly, everything clicks. and swipes. and scrolls." The new Magic Mouse is the world's first multi-touch mouse and is now included with every iMac and starts at just $69 (£55).

The MacBook - completely redisgned and now with a durable unibody enclosure and a $999 (£799) price tag. It has a brilliant LED-Backlit display, 7 hours of battery life, a glass multi-touch trackpad, Advanced NVidia graphics, a fast processor and up to 500GB of hard drive space, Magsafe power port, built in iSight camera and it has 2 USB ports and a combined audio in/out port.

The iMac - now with a 16:9 aspect ratio, meaning the displays have got bigger from 20" and 24" to 21.5" and 27". It has new IPS technology meaning the colours look the same from every angle. They have new redesigned speakers which "deliver louder, clearer sound with better bass response and less distortion." The keyboard that now comes is wireless and the previously mentioned Magic Mouse. You also get faster processors, more memory, advanced grapics and more storage. It has separate audio in and out ports, 4 USB ports, FireWire 800, Mini DisplayPort and Gigabit Ethernet. It also has an SD card slot. The £949 cheapest model now runs with a 3.0GHz processor, 4GB memory and a massive 500GB hard drive. There is now an i5 quad-core model available for £1599. Upgrading to 8GB costs £160 instead of the old £800. The Apple remote has also been redesigned. On the i5 Mac up to 16GB of RAM is available for an extra £1120. Blu-ray is not in any on the iMacs. 802.11n is now supported!

Mac Mini - For just £499 you can now get a Mac Mini with: 2GB of DDR3 1066MHz, five USB ports, 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and a 160GB hard drive. A Mac Mini with Snow Leopard Server installed costs £799.

Overall a very impressive line up, a big shame the Apple TV wasn't updated which is long due an overhall, the fact that Blu-Ray hasn't been added and the fact that prices weren't reduced is rather unusual considering the current climate, then again Apple announced record profits yesterday so they do now deliver even better value for money!


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