Updated iMac and Mac Mini now available in the UAE

By on March 25, 2009
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Arab Business Machine Ltd, Apple®’s representative for the Middle East, this week announced that the updated iMac® and Mac® mini desktop lines, including a 24-inch iMac that is priced more affordably than ever before and a Mac mini with powerful new integrated graphics, are now available in the Middle East. For the same price as [...]

Arab Business Machine Ltd, Apple®’s representative for the Middle East, this week announced that the updated iMac® and Mac® mini desktop lines, including a 24-inch iMac that is priced more affordably than ever before and a Mac mini with powerful new integrated graphics, are now available in the Middle East. For the same price as the previous generation 20-inch iMac, the new 24-inch iMac delivers a 30 percent larger display, twice the memory and twice the storage. Delivering up to five times better graphics performance, the updated Mac mini now features the same groundbreaking NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics introduced with the aluminum unibody MacBook® family.* The Mac mini is the world’s most energy efficient desktop, drawing less than 13 watts of power when idle.** All iMac and Mac mini systems come with Mac OS® X Leopard®, the world’s most advanced operating system, and iLife® ’09, Apple’s unparalleled suite of consumer applications for managing and organizing photos, making movies and creating and learning to play music.

“Our flagship 24-inch iMac with twice the memory and twice the storage is now available” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “The Mac mini is not only our most affordable Mac, it’s also the world’s most energy efficient desktop computer.”

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The elegant, full-featured iMac line starts with the 20-inch iMac with a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 memory, a 320GB Serial ATA hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics. The 24-inch iMac features a beautiful 1920-by-1200 pixel widescreen display that offers 30 percent more screen real estate than the 20-inch model. The 24-inch iMac includes up to a 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 memory, a 640GB or 1TB Serial ATA hard drive, and a variety of graphics technology from NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics to the NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 or ATI Radeon HD 4850 discrete graphics for ultimate performance.

Every iMac features a glossy display with a built-in iSight® video camera, mic and speakers in a thin aluminum and glass design. The new iMac also includes a Mini DisplayPort connector for a pure digital signal to Apple’s new 24-inch LED Cinema Display with adapters available for DisplayPort, VGA, DVI and Dual-Link DVI displays. iMac includes built-in AirPort Extreme® 802.11n Wi-Fi networking; Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; Gigabit Ethernet; a total of six USB 2.0 ports (including two on the Apple Keyboard); and one FireWire® 800 port.

The Mac mini is an innovative, tiny desktop measuring only 6.5 by 6.5 by 2-inches. Available in two models, Mac mini features a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, up to 320GB Serial ATA hard drive, five USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800 and a SuperDrive®. The Mac mini features NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics for up to five times better graphics performance than before* and now with dual display support can drive two Apple or third-party displays with Mini DisplayPort or DVI connections. Using less than 13 watts of power at idle, up to 10 times less power than a typical desktop PC, the new Mac mini is the most energy efficient desktop in the world.**Continuing Apple’s commitment to the environment, both iMac and Mac mini extend their leadership in green design. Both iMac and Mac mini exceed current Energy Star 4.0 requirements and are leading the industry as early adopters of the more stringent Energy Star 5.0 requirements which will become effective later this year. Both iMac and Mac mini use PVC-free internal components and cables and contain no brominated flame retardants. Both iMac and Mac mini feature material-efficient system and packaging designs and use highly recyclable materials. Apple’s new desktop lineup joins its recently introduced aluminum unibody MacBook family in achieving EPEAT Gold status.***

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Every Mac comes with Apple’s innovative iLife ’09 suite of applications for managing photos, making movies and creating and learning to play music. iLife ’09 features iPhoto®, which introduces Faces and Places as breakthrough new ways to easily organize and manage your photos; iMovie® with powerful easy-to-use new features such as Precision Editor, video stabilization and advanced drag and drop; and GarageBand® which introduces a whole new way to help you learn to play piano and guitar. Every Mac also includes Leopard, the world’s most advanced operating system which features Time Machine™, an effortless way to automatically back up everything on a Mac; a redesigned Finder™ that lets users quickly browse and share files between multiple Macs; Quick Look, the best way to instantly see files without opening an application; Spaces®, an intuitive feature used to create groups of applications and instantly switch between them; Mail with easy setup and elegant, personalized stationery; and iChat®, the most advanced video chat.
Apple also announced that its popular AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi Base Station and Time Capsule® now feature simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual-band networking for optimal performance, range and compatibility. An innovative Guest Network feature allows setting up a secondary network for friends and visitors with Internet-only access so you don’t have to hand out your WiFi password. Time Capsule combines an 802.11n router and server-grade hard disk for automatic wireless back-up with Time Machine, and is immediately available in two models: a 500GB model and a 1TB model. The AirPort Extreme Base Station is also available immediately.****

Availability 
The new iMac and Mac mini lines are now available through Arab Business Machine Ltd (ABM)’s network of Apple Authorized Premium Resellers, Apple Authorized Resellers and Apple Authorized Retailers in Lebanon, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Yemen & the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and through Arab Business Machine Ltd. Education Store (http://shop.appleme.ae/ashop/ishop.php).

The new 20-inch 2.66 GHz iMac, includes:
•    20-inch widescreen LCD display;
•    2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB shared L2 cache;
•    2GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 8GB;
•    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics;
•    320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
•    a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
•    Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately);
•    built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
•    built-in iSight video camera;
•    Gigabit Ethernet port;
•    four USB 2.0 ports;
•    one FireWire 800 port;
•    built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
•    the Apple Keyboard, Mighty Mouse.

The new 24-inch 2.66 GHz iMac, includes:
•    24-inch widescreen LCD display;
•    2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB shared L2 cache;
•    4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 8GB;
•    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics;
•    640GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
•    a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
•    Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapt
ers sold separately);
•    built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
•    built-in iSight video camera;
•    Gigabit Ethernet port;
•    four USB 2.0 ports;
•    one FireWire 800 port;
•    built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
•    the Apple Keyboard, Mighty Mouse.

The new 24-inch 2.93 GHz iMac, includes:
•    24-inch widescreen LCD display;
•    2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB shared L2 cache;
•    4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 8GB;
•    NVIDIA GeForce GT 120; with 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM memory;
•    640GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
•    a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
•    Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately);
•    built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
•    built-in iSight video camera;
•    Gigabit Ethernet port;
•    four USB 2.0 ports;
•    one FireWire 800 port;
•    built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
•    the Apple Keyboard, Mighty Mouse.

The new 24-inch 3.06 GHz iMac, includes:
•    24-inch widescreen LCD display;
•    3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB shared L2 cache;
•    4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 8GB;
•    NVIDIA GeForce GT 130; with 512MB GDDR3 memory;
•    1TB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
•    a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
•    Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately);
•    built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
•    built-in iSight video camera;
•    Gigabit Ethernet port;
•    four USB 2.0 ports;
•    one FireWire 800 port;
•    built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
•    the Apple Keyboard, Mighty Mouse.

Prices for the 24″ iMacs range from AED 8,799 to AED 10,499

Build-to-order options and accessories for the iMac include: a 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, up to 1TB Serial ATA hard drive, and NVIDIA GeForce GT 130, or ATI Radeon HD 4850 with 512MB GDDR3 memory on the 24-inch iMac, and up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM and up to a 1TB Serial ATA hard drive on the 20-inch iMac. Additional options include: Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad, Apple Wireless Keyboard and Wireless Mighty Mouse; AirPort Express®, AirPort Extreme Base Station, Time Capsule; Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (for 30-inch DVI display), Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter, Apple USB Modem, Apple Remote, the AppleCare® Protection Plan; and pre-installed copies of iWork® ’09, Logic® Express 8, Final Cut® Express 4 and Aperture™ 2.

The new 2.0 GHz Mac mini, includes:
•    2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB shared L2 cache;
•    1GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable up to 4GB;
•    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics;
•    120GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm;
•    a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
•    Mini DisplayPort and mini-DVI for video output (adapters sold separately);
•    built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
•    Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 BASE-T);
•    five USB 2.0 ports;
•    one FireWire 800 port; and
•    one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog.

The new 2.0 GHz Mac mini, includes:
•    2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB shared L2 cache;
•    2GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable up to 4GB;
•    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics;
•    320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm;
•    a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
•    Mini DisplayPort and mini-DVI for video output (adapters sold separately);
•    built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
•    Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 BASE-T);
•    five USB 2.0 ports;
•    one FireWire 800 port; and
•    one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog.

The prices for the above mentioned models of Mac mini are AED 2699 and AED 3499 resepctively

Build-to-order options and accessories for the Mac mini include: a 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 80GB, 250GB or 320GB 5400 hard drives. Additional options include: LED Cinema Display, Apple Keyboard, Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad, Apple Wireless Keyboard and Wireless Mighty Mouse; AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme Base Station, Time Capsule; Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (for 30-inch DVI display), Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter, Apple USB Modem, Apple Remote, the AppleCare Protection Plan; and pre-installed copies of iWork ’09, Logic Express 8, Final Cut Express 4 and Aperture 2.


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Abbas Jaffar Ali is the founder of tbreak.com and a blogger, geek and self-declared tech pundit who can't stop talking about technology. Find him on twitter as @ajaffarali

Comments
  • rafaqat

    could you please send me the latest prices for the iMAC which would allow me to work on the fly.

    Regards,

  • http://www.tbreak.com Abbas Jaffar Ali

    Hi Rafqat- the prices for Macs can be found online at http://www.appleme.ae

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