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Apple iMac 2017 – Stunning 4K display and ultimate power now comes at a much cheaper price

APPLE has just unveiled its new range of iMacs which now feature beautiful displays and blisteringly fast processors at a much lower price.

iconic iMac was long overdue a refresh and it’s finally got what many have been waiting for.

The US technology giant revealed its all-new desktops during its yearly WWDC developers conference and these popular machines are not only getting a massive boost in performance but also a lower price tag.

This means you can now buy a new iMac for £1249 – that’s £200 cheaper than the previous, and less powerful, machine.

This base model includes a stunning 4K display which is now 43 per cent brighter and features support for one billion colours.

The Retina display uses P3 colour that shifts away from standard white LEDs to advanced red-green phosphor LEDs.

So all three colours – red, green, and blue – are more equally represented and  show off real-world colour with more balance and precision.

Although the new iMacs have kept their classic appearance there’s plenty going on inside the aluminium shell which also makes them worth the upgrade.

All of the new desktops feature much faster Intel Core i5 and i7 “Kaby Lake” processors and there’s more powerful graphics capabilities for video editing and gaming.

Graphics on iMac have been ramped up across the line with the new Radeon Pro 500-series graphics with up to 8GB of vRAM.

There’s also much faster storage options and each iMac now featuring versatile Thunderbolt 3 ports as standard.

The popular Fusion Drive is also now available as standard across the 27-inch line and on the high-end 21.5-inch 4K model.

With Fusion Drive, the apps and files you use the most are automatically stored on fast flash storage, while everything else moves to a high-capacity hard drive.

So what’s this new iMac like to use?

Express.co.uk has been lucky enough to have an early preview of the new iMac and it’s certainly no slouch.

The speed improvements and graphics boost help to create a slick experience and, although we’ve not yet fully tested the new desktop, it certainly feels like it will deal with most memory-hungry tasks.

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Apple has included a new bluetooth keyboard and mouse in the box

Apple iMac 2017EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS

The 4K display is also incredible and, if you’ve been using an older machine, you are certainly in for a treat.

Colours burst from this spectacular screen and content looks pin-sharp and remarkably bright.

Although there’s plenty going on inside this machine not much has changed on the outside.

Apple says they don’t tinker with the look of a product just for the sake of it and that’s why the iMac hasn’t had a design refresh.

It certainly still looks as stunning as before with its single power cable and bluetooth mouse and keyboard creating a clutter-free finish.

However, we can’t help feeling that reducing the bezels around the display would have helped to advance its appeal.

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Apple’s 4K screen is impressive with pin-sharp image and incredible colour

Apple’s keyboard and mice have always been first class and the new iMac features the latest bluetooth accessories.

Both are lovely to use and you can even treat yourself to an extended keyboard with numerical buttons – this is an added extra and not supplied in the box.

EARLY VERDICT

If you are planning to upgrade your iMac or are new to Apple’s ecosystem this new desktop won’t disappoint.

It looks fantastic and is now far more powerful than anything that’s gone before it.

But the best part is its new lower price.

This price drop means you can now pick up an iMac with 4K Retina display for £1,249 – that’s a saving of £200 over its predecessor.

We’re still testing the new iMac and will bring you a full review soon but the early signs are looking very good indeed.

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