The Verge hands on Apple’s new iMac: Extremely thin, stunning

“Here it is, the thinner new iMac — and it is extremely thin. Apple’s using a ridiculously aggressive rounded backplate to make the sides appear almost impossibly thin until you come around fully to the back, at which point the true depth of the machine is apparent. It’s a trick, but it works incredibly well, especially on the 27-inch model,” Nilay Patel reports for The Verge.

“Although Apple isn’t calling this panel a ‘Retina Display,’ the techniques and appearance of this panel are pretty close to Retina-level: the laminated front glass and anti-glare treatments make images look like they’re lying right on top of the screen, and the same scaling options you get on a Retina MacBook Pro are present in system preferences,” Patel reports. “(The highest available resolution on the 27-inch model is 2560 x 1440.) Overall it looks stunning — the first real reason to replace an iMac in years.”

Check out the video in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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  1. no user upgradable memory on the 21″ iMac so get ready to pony up for memory upgrades. If you use aperture you’re going to need lots of it. I guess this is a way to push you to higher end models. Oh wait for your $1200 you get no optical, no firewire, no way to upgrade your memory and a 5400rpm drive, all that for a premium price. What the heck is Apple thinking. This has to be the WORST value ever in a computer offering from Apple.

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