The new updated iMac has faster processor and high-performance graphics

California: Apple has upgraded the iMac with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors along with the most powerful graphics ever available in an iMac. The 3.06 GHz Intel processor and the high-performance NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics as options, will surely leapfrog iMac as the ultimate all-in-one desktop computer for both consumers and professionals.

Moderately priced at$1,199, the 24-inch iMac  features a  faster processors with 6MB L2 cache memory and a 1066 MHz front-side bus across the entire line with a standard 2GB memory, common in most models.

iMacFor the first time iMac has included an optional NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512MB of video memory, to deliver up to two times standard performance for graphic intensive applications such as  quickly and conveniently transfer digital photos, music and videos.

Other features include a built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi networking for up to five times the performance of 802.11g; Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; Gigabit Ethernet; built-in iSight video camera; a total of five USB 2.0 ports (including two on the Apple Keyboard); a FireWire 400 and another FireWire 800 port.

Apple's commitment to environmental concerns have been reflected on the new iMac with the use of highly recyclable and durable materials including scratch-resistant glass and professional grade aluminum. Every model in the iMac line is rated EPEAT Silver and the power-efficient iMac also meets the stringent Energy Star 4.0 requirements for power consumption. Customers who purchase any qualifying Apple computer can recycle their old PC or Mac for free via the Apple Recycling Program.

''The iMac's gorgeous aluminum and glass all-in-one design has been an incredible hit with our customers and is just one of the reasons Mac sales are growing three and a half times faster than PC sales,'' stated Philip Schiller, senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, Apple.