The new model iMac Intel Haswell processors to improve performance and is compatible with the new generation 802.11ac WiFi networks, three times faster. November 5, 2013, 16:16 by Carlos Gombau – Editor in Chief of Computer Today NOTE ComputerHoy 7.4/10 NOTE USERS Be the first! BEST Haswell Intel Core i Processor NVIDIA GeForce 775M Graphics 802.11ac Connectivity New MacOS Mavericks Carefully designed WORST Price too high You have no touch technology FEATURES AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Brand: Apple Model IMac 27 “Haswell Type: Desktop – All In One Dimensions: 51.6 X 65 X 20.3 Cm Weight: 9.42 Kg Release Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Operating System: MacOS Mavericks Screen Size: 27 ” Screen Resolution: 2,560 X 1,440 Processor: Intel Core I5-4670, 3.4 GHz (Haswell) RAM: Elpida 8GB DDR3 – 1600 MHz Front camera: Facetime HD 4 Mpix Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce (GTX 775M, 2GB) Hard Drive: SD0128F Apple 128GB SSD + 1TB Apple ST1000DM003 Wireless Connectivity / Networking: Gigabit Ethernet / 802.11a/B/G/N/Ac / Bluetooth 4.0 Data Connectors / A / V: 4 USB 3.0 / 2 Thuderbolt Red Card / Wireless: Broadcom Nextreme / Broadcom Network Adapter Launch price: € 2,229.00 PERFORMANCE TESTS PCMark 7: 4185 3DMark 11: 6292 Unigine Heaven DX11: 139.8 Interior renovated As I announced in late September between iPhone launches new devices, iPads and operating systems, Apple has taken the time to polish his famous desktop computer, the new iMac. Following the design of the previous generation chassis, of only 5 mm at the thinnest part, includes all the components inside: display, processor, graphics, memory, two units of almaceamiento, plate and other cicuitería and connectivity . The display with IPS technology and LED backlight, and 27 “in the case at hand, gives a very high brightness values, 638.6 lux on average, and a contrast ratio of 569:1.’s Color gamut exceeds the sRGB standard and offers coverage of 105.75% compared with this one. Do not present any kind of aberration of light to vary the viewing angle and the reflection is also content, confirming the technical specifications offered from Apple: up to 75% less glare. But where they really meet is new inside. These changes affect the processor, the graphics chip and the wireless network, while the other components are known from previous models and have remained unchanged in this update. Luxury Power New 4th generation processors Intel Core i The new range of iMac incorporates the fourth generation Haswell processors Intel Core i. The model we have used for this analysis has a Core i5-4670 3.4 GHz, the processor that comes standard on the whole family, but at the higher frequency. In 27 “you can opt for a more humble settings with an i5 at 3.2 GHz, and the model of 21” between a Core i5 to 2.7 GHz and a 2.9 GHz In all cases, increase the final yield up to 40% when compared to the previous generation models. The model gave a good performance analyzed, with results in PC Mark 7 on Windows 8 within expectations. PC Mark 7 Score 4,185 Lightweight 3,255 2.715 Productivity Creativity 6,245 Entertainment 5,008 10.979 Computation Storage 2,056 Generation NVIDIA Graphics: Power insured The graphics are also updated with a new GPU NVIDIA GeForce 775M with 2GB in the standard configuration most powerful (the tested), the same graphics processor in version less than 27 “, but in this case with only 1 GB of memory dedicated, the reference GeForce 750M with 1 GB for the higher-end model of 21 “and Intel integrated graphics to the lowest Iris Pro family. Always speaking series configurations can be oversize depending on needs. The new iMac we tested the following results 3D Mark 11 in the preset “Performance” also on Windows 8: 6,292 Graphics Physics 6701 Combined 5,106 Never run out of coverage In addition, the iMac now supports the new technology 802.11ac Wi-Fi networks, three times faster than current networks bgn. Yes, we must keep in mind that to get the best performance you have to have a compatible router or, as dictated by Apple, “with a terminal as the new AirPort Extreme or AirPort Time Capsule”. Remember also that the new model iMac has 4 USB 3.0 ports, 2 Thuderbolt ports, Gigabit Ethernet and hulmide (but more than adequate and effective) SD card reader compatible with XC units. Aiming also Bluetooth 4.0 support, I could not miss in a team of your size. This sounds like … Specifications inherited and no less surprising All other features are familiar. The display panel holds a resolution of 2,560 × 1,440 pixels for this team of 27 inches. Speaking of RAM, enjoy all configurations 8GB DDR3 RAM at 1600 MHz, but while models of 21 “can only expand to 16 GB, the configurations of 27” go up to 32 GB due to 4 SO-DIMM slots presented. Storage Fusion Drive The new iMac features a Fusion Drive configuration that combines a hard drive Seagate ST1000DM003 highlighted by Apple (7200 rpm and 64 MB cache) with a 128GB SSD model. As usual the brand products, it offers the ability to customize the components, greatly increasing the final cost, as often happens with Apple’s exclusive products known and high prices. So, if you have 800 € more to invest in the final configuration, you can opt for a 1TB SSD configuration. Almost nothing. Yes, in the words of Apple, “this now flash storage is up to 50% faster than the previous generation and performs five times a 3.5-inch hard drive at 7,200 rpm.’ll Notice the difference when you turn on iMac, launching apps or through the collection of photos. ” With OS X Mountain Lion The new revision of the family iMac comes with OS X Mountain Lion as standard, which offers the functions Messages, Notification Center, sharing options from anywhere in the system, AirPlay Mirroring, Dictation, Game Center and Gatekeeper security enhancements . And since iCloud is fully integrated with OS X, you can keep synchronized on a Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Our opinion It is true that it is difficult to find in the market as balanced configuration and Windows hile as fine as this team with the operating system Mac OS X Lion Apple Mountain. But while the new processor, new SSD configurations and the latest NVIDIA graphics chips justify an update of the range, its high price makes think twice about change. If you have a previous generation equipment, it may be soon for updates. Otherwise, if you’re a Mac OS and you can afford it you will not regret. Yes, we still find that the standard keyboard that comes with the iMac is not up to the computer. Much design and poor ergonomics. NOTE: Notes partial and final score reflected in this review correspond to the analysis that you can read in the magazine Computer Hoy, Number 394 (Friday, November 8 at kiosks) along with laboratory test table of the new iMac.