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Desktops

New iMac packs revamped chips and graphics, from £1,149

Apple has refreshed its desktop PC, with Intel's newest processors.

Apple has given its iMac computers a refresh, packing spangly new processors into its shining, aluminium desktops.

The newest versions offer the same skinny design that was introduced in November last year, so all the changes have taken place internally.

The revamped models play host to Intel's fourth-generation 'Haswell' processors as well as updated graphics, plus PCIe flash storage options, which Apple boasts will be faster than the hard drive tech it was using before. You also get 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

The cheapest 21.5-inch iMac has a 2.7GHz Core i5 chip and starts at £1,149, while the 27-inch 3.4Ghz Core i5 option (the priciest standard setup) will set you back a whopping £1,749.

The lowest price for the older option was £1,099, which was £50 cheaper than the new cheapest model. 

As usual, if you feel like opting for beefier hardware (such as Core i7 processors or more RAM) you have that option -- though customising your iMac with high-end components will quickly ramp up the price.

The new models are on sale from today, though every model is listed as 'currently unavailable' on Apple's site at the time of writing.

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