One of the things that I admire about Apple is that they never fail to release products that make you go “I want to buy that NOW!” I blame the near diabolical mind of Jonathan Ive and his team of industrial designers for consistently coming out with such mindblowing designs that make you want to whip out your credit card even without knowing the specs of the damn thing.
That tradition of giving us the WOW factor is still very alive when the company officially revealed the iMac Aluminum, ending months of speculation and rumors about the product.
The iMac aluminum comes in a, you guessed it, brushed aluminum finish and is as svelte as svelte can be. The unit, which will come in both 20″ and 24″ models, is one of the thinnest desktop computers in the market. I was quite awed by how thin they had managed to make this new iMac. It is so thin that I can’t even begin to imagine what kind of innovative heat dissipation methods they have used for this new iMac.
The iMac Aluminum will ship with an Intel Core2Duo processor, built in WiFi and camera, ATI Radeon graphics chip, and will also be bundled with iLife ’08. Oh, and to make the iMac more attractive and functional, it will come with an Apple Remote (it is a multimedia entertainment center!) and a newly redesigned Apple keyboard with an anodized aluminum enclosure and low profile keys that amps the cool factor. The iMac Aluminum will be priced at $1199, which makes it within reach of those impulse buyers at the mall.
[tags]Apple, iMac Aluminum, Intel[/tags]