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Apple upgrades iMacs with quad-core processors

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Why doesn't it state the price in Yen? This is JAPANtoday, isn't it?

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All right! Apple releases a quad-core computer years after other mobo companies do. Cut. Ting. Edge.

@kaminarioyaji, multiply the price by 83 and you'll have a good estimate in yen. Apple's a US company and the author of this article (AP) is a US news source. JT is just forwarding the article on.

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Another new port, and another bunch of connectors obsolete.

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PCs have had quads for about five years now. Why are Macs always so fare behind the times? If you want cutting-edge technolgy, get a PC. Whenever the latest, sh*t-hote hardware rolls off the assembly lines, it first ends up in PCs.

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It took them awhile to get off the powerpc processor. Seem like they would have been good partners with AMD though..

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I assume this "Thunderbolt" port is not compatible with the USB 3.0 standard thats already been out for a while. Nearly 2 years ago i bought a external HD drive in USB 3.0 and its 10-100 times as fast as regular USB.

2 years in PC time is an eon. 5 years is jurassic.

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@Pepin: Thunderbolt is not compatible with any of the USB standards. It's also screaming fast - something on the order of 10GB/sec.

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I'm not a mac fan but those speeds are very impressive.

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21.5'' - US$ 1199 = 96 701.3469 Japanese yen (Yen has been crazy strong lately.)

It is, however, either 104,800 or 108,800 in the Apple Store - student discount available up to 10,000 yen.

27'' - US$ 1699 = 137 027.18 Japanese yen (154,800 in the Apple Store)

I'd need a new desk, too, if I wanted the 27'' one.

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I guess they didn't have a choice to go with the quad core, since Intel stopped manufacturing them a long time ago.

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The sad thing is Macs have less CPU power than PCs yet run ten times better and reliably. I own both for the record and it's not even close.

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Agree with bdiego, my old outdated iMac outperforms newer windows machines I own.

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Does anyone know if the Apple stores are carrying them yet? Was going to head down to Ginza today anyways, might be nice to finally pick up a new toy. My five year old macbook is getting a little long in the tooth...

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My MacBook I bought last summer rocks. Hope the iPad I am going to get does too. I use my MacBook for Photoshop CS5 and Logic and it is screaming fast. iPhone battery though sucks a golf ball through a 100 meter garden hose. Sure wish they would fix that.

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Mac Pros have had dual quad cores in them for years, and 32GB of usable RAM. Dual six cores were offered last year with 64GB of usable memory...

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@goddog: I don't know which version of the iphone you have, but in some tech forums you'll learn that a recent upgrade eats your battery faster. When Apple realised that they released a fixed upgrade. Google it, I don't remember the details by heart, but this happened to some friedns of mine. Now it's all ok with their iphones.

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The iMacs were last updated in July 2010. The new Intel Sandy Bridge quad core processors in this update were released in January of this year.

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