Apple upgrades iMac to Core 2010 with ATI HD graphics

Apple has shifted its entire iMac family onto Intel’s Core 2010 silicon and ATI Radeon HD graphics with an overnight refresh of the iconic all-in-one desktop.

The $1599 21.5 inch base model now sports a 3.06GHz Core i3-540 and ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256MB of gDDR3 4GB of RAM and a 500GB drive.

Plonk down another $400 for an all-around upgrade to the processor (a 3.2GHz Core i3-550) ATI’s Radeon HD 5670 with 512MB gDDR3 and a 1TB drive.

The massive 27 inch iMacs start at $2199 with the same spec as above so you’re paying just another $200 for that  supersized screen – sounds like a bargain to us as long as your desk is big enough!

Or you can go to town with a quad-core 2.8GHz Core i5-760 coupled with ATI’s Radeon HD 5750 and 1GB gDDR5 plus the 1TB drive for $2599. Further options include a 2.93GHz quad-core Core i7 engine 2TB drive and 256GB solid state drive.