MacSolutions Plus Newsletter – 10/26/09

Introducing the all-new iMac.

The all-new iMac features a 21.5-inch or 27-inch LED-backlit display with a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio- perfect for HD video. Dual-core Intel processors now start at 3.06GHz, available quad-core Intel processors boost performance up to 2x,* and advanced graphics make the most of every pixel. 

iMac also comes standard with the Apple Wireless Keyboard and the new wireless Magic Mouse: the world’s first Multi-Touch mouse. 

The 27-inch iMac starts at $1699 (US). The 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1199 (US).** 

* Based on testing conducted by Apple in October 2009 using preproduction 27-inch 2.66GHz Intel Core i5-based iMac units and shipping 24-inch 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo-based iMac units. ** Prices are as of October 2009, are subject to change, and do not include taxes or shipping. 

Introducing the sleek new MacBook.

The notebook you love. In a whole new edition. 

Introducing the completely redesigned, better-than-ever MacBook. It now features a durable unibody enclosure that slips easily into your bag or backpack, a 13-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, a built-in 7-hour battery,* and a glass Multi-Touch trackpad that supports two-finger scroll, right-click, and Multi-Touch gestures. 
All for just $999 (US).** 

* Testing conducted by Apple in October 2009 using preproduction 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo-based MacBook units. The wireless productivity test measures battery life by wirelessly browsing various websites and editing text in a word processing document with display brightness set to 50%. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. See for more information. ** Prices are as of October 2009, are subject to change, and do not include taxes or shipping. Education prices are different. 

The new AirPort Extreme.

Extreme performance. Extreme possibilities.

Introducing the new AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi base station with simultaneous dual-band support—now offering up to 50 percent better performance and up to 25 percent better range.* 

Blazingly fast and highly secure, it supports Mac computers, PCs, and all your Wi-Fi devices, providing the perfect wireless solution for home, school, and small business. You can even set up a separate Wi-Fi network for your guests. 

* Based on a comparison with Apple’s previous-generation 802.11n products. Comparison assumes AirPort Extreme network with 802.11n-enabled computer. Accessing the wireless network requires an AirPort- or AirPort Extreme-enabled computer or other Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a/b/g/n-enabled computer. Actual performance will vary based on range, connection rate, site conditions, size of network, and other factors. Range will vary with site conditions.

Meet Magic Mouse

The same Multi-Touch technology introduced on the iPhone and Mac notebook trackpads now comes to the mouse. It’s called Magic Mouse, and it’s the world’s first Multi-Touch mouse. You can use it just like a normal point-and-click mouse and click anywhere on the surface. And you can use it for basic Multi-Touch gestures. Scroll in any direction, and swipe through images on its smooth, seamless top case. Magic Mouse works wirelessly using Bluetooth, so you don’t have to worry about cables or adapters cluttering your workspace. The laser-tracking engine delivers responsive performance on many surfaces. And built-in software lets you configure Magic Mouse any way you want. 

Magic Mouse is included with every new iMac. Or add it to your existing Mac for just $69 (US) Magic Mouse is powered by two AA batteries (included).