Apple's New Aluminum iMac

New Aluminum Apple iMac Apple has Just unveiled the latest aluminum iMac. It is an all-in-one just like all the previous models, but thinner, faster and (more importantly) cheaper. Starting from AUD$1,698 for a 20 inch 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo, to top spec AUD$3,339 for a 24 inch with 2.8GHz Core 2 Extreme with 4 logical CPU cores. It looks gorgerous just like every other Mac.

Other standard features including:

  • Double-layer SuperDrive
  • ATI Radeon HD 2400/2600 graphics
  • iSight camera built in
  • Apple Remote
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger + iLife 08

Available for shipping in 3-5 business days. Gee that is fast -- I am still around 2 weeks away from having Vivian's new Dell notebook delivered.

Now, my only problem is with the new thin aluminum anodised Apple keyboard. The key arrangement looks very much like the current Macbook, which is not exactly the best thing to type on. I wonder whether they have sacrified usability with style.

Apple Keyboard

Keyboard is arguably one of the most important but most overlooked component, especially if you type a lot. Maybe I should go down to the Apple Centre to give it a test run.