After Tuesday's unveiling of the iPad Mini and the surprise of the 4th generation iPad, Apple's new iMac almost went unnoticed -- judging by where the crowds went at the hands-on area after the launch event.
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Still, the next-generation desktop is a major upgrade. The screen was significantly less reflective than that of its predecessor, as you can see in the quick hands-on video above with the $1,800 27-inch model. (Indeed, it would be near impossible to take a candid video of the old iMac's screen.)
The new iMac is 40% lighter than the old one, something that may not seem a big deal until you start swiveling the screen around. It also boasts Apple's new Fusion Drive, which combines Flash and regular old hard drive storage. (If you want to use CDs or DVDs, however, you'll need a USB optical drive, sold separately.)
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But Apple's biggest boast about the machine -- that it is a mere 5 millimeters thick -- isn't quite the whole story. As you can see in the video, the new iMac may be that thin at the edges, but it bulges quickly and rather significantly in the center.
After all, that Fusion Drive -- and all the other impressive technology under the hood -- had to go somewhere.
Impressed with the new iMac
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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