This time it came up together. The Apple Mac Family members are updated at once including the Mac OS X which we saw at the WWDC. Along with the software update, Apple even came up with major hardware too though they were not listed anywhere and were just out. These updates in the Mac Family from Apple includes,
- Mac OS X Lion
- MacBook Air
- Apple Thunderbolt Display
Mac OS X Lion
The new features include,
OS X Lion is available to upgrade for existing Mac Users
Intel’s latest generation processors
Thunderbolt I/O port
11inch 64GB – Rs. 56,900/- INR
11inch 128GB – Rs. 67,900/- INR
13inch 128GB – Rs. 73,900/- INR
13inch 256GB – Rs. 89,900/- INR
I think people forgot the MacMini, Yes, I’m one among them! But this update made a great entry of MacMini back. This update from Apple for MacMini includes changes in internal hardware.
Apple came up with changes in Processor which includes Core i5 CPU which is two times faster than the previous one that MacMini had. Even the GPU is updated to AMD Radeon having VRAM 256MB with GDDR5 support that brings two times better performance for gaming. Core i7 variant of MacMini is also available which comes with solid specs like dual hard disk drives and 384MB of VRAM. Thunderbolt revolution reached MacMini too, now MacMini also offers Thunderbolt port for its connection with other devices. Rest all includes increase in the storage option with 500GB drive or 750GB optional one and RAM is stretched upto 2GB or 4GB. HDMI port is soldered on the boar and that makes it easy to connect MacMini to any HDMI available.
MacMini is priced as,
2.3GHz 500GB – Rs. 33,900/- INR
2.5GHz 500GB – Rs. 44,900/- INR
MacMini with Lion Server
2.0GHz Dual 500GB – Rs. 54,900/- INR
We all are familiar with Apple’s display or you can say the iMac thing. Apple separately sells this display for MacMini’s or MacBooks. Apple updated this display too and brought Thunderbolt to this display which is even faster than our HDMI’s. Regarded as World’s first Thunderbolt display, it’s fast as light. This new display got LED back lighting giving better vivid display and realistic experience of HD’s running on 27inch. Thunderbolt is one part secondary features of this display includes IPS panel for better viewing angles upto 178 degrees. This display is completely Facetime ready providing built in camera at the top and a microphone too, if you connect this display with MacBook it allows you to Facetime with keeping the laptop closed. This display is integrated with ambient light sensor, yes the same which iDevices comes with which allows the display to adjust the display according to the room environment.
Thunderbolt display is supported by Thunderbolt-enabled Mac computer, including MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac. If you are in love with iMac and have budget limitations, you better buy this Thunderbolt display it can turn your MacMini into an iMac (ofcoruse, if you look the other way round)
Thunderbolt Display is available in only 27inch variant priced for Rs. 59,700/- INR
All these Major Advancements for Mac’s have already been reached Indian shores and are available at Apple iStore or Apple online store.