Apple introduced their fans to the latest iMac in March 2019, and the rave reviews have been pouring in. The new iMac has some significant upgrades compared to older models, including much faster processors. If you’re still on the fence about buying one for yourself, here are five reasons we think you should.
1. 9th generation processors are here.
The most exciting news about the 2019 iMac is the upgrades to its processor. Once again, buyers have a choice about their new computer’s CPU, RAM, SSD, and more, so you can design an iMac that fits your needs and your budget. At the more affordable end of the spectrum, you can get an 8th generation dual-core processor. If you don’t mind spending more, you can go up to a 9th generation 8-core processor.
Even if you don’t want to spend too much, the new iMac is a powerful computer. The 21.5-inch iMac can be up to 60% faster than the last model, depending on its configuration. As for the 27-inch iMac, that can be up to 2.4 times faster. If your work or hobbies require a lot of processing power, it’s a worthwhile investment.
2. The Retina display and new graphics card create amazing images.
The new iMac is built with a Retina display, which is Apple’s term for their screens with very high pixel densities. This latest model has a pixel density of 219 ppi, meaning the images are sharp and the colors are very rich. You have a choice between 4K or 5K pixel resolution, either one of which creates crisp, non-pixelated HD images.
The basic models of the new iMac already have impressive imaging capabilities, but if you need a desktop computer for graphic design or video editing, you may be interested in an upgrade. Apple now offers buyers the option of installing a Radeon Pro Vega graphics card, created by AMD. These graphics cards have 4 to 8 gigabytes of memory and give the new iMac a powerful graphics performance boost.
3. Powerful speakers enhance your favorite music or games.
Like previous models, the new iMac comes with stereo speakers. When you’re listening to music, watching a movie or playing games, you’ll appreciate the full sound that’s distortion free even at high volumes. You may want to buy a set of external speakers if you’re especially picky about sound quality and volume, but the built-in speakers on the new iMac are powerful and clear enough for most people’s everyday use.
4. The new iMac stays cool without loud fans.
Longtime iMac users have sometimes complained about the distractingly loud fans required to keep the computers from overheating. It seems like Apple has heard these complaints and made some improvements to the new iMac. For such a powerful computer, the 2019 iMac manages to operate very quietly. The fans rarely have to blow at maximum strength, even when you’re using a lot of the iMac’s processing power.
5. The FaceTime HD camera is an improvement over the MacBook’s.
If you use FaceTime often, whether it’s for work or socializing, you’ll want a camera that creates clear, crisp images. It’s true that the new iMac has a lower resolution than the iMac Pro, but it’s still a clear and reliable HD camera. It’s also an improvement over the 2018 MacBook’s FaceTime camera, which left some reviewers unimpressed.
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