More upgrades and a new display from Apple
As well as upgrading its iMac line of computers, Apple has also announced a 27 inch LED Cinema Display, which supersedes its existing 30 inch monitor, and a new series of Mac Pro models.
Apple’s new 27 inch LED Cinema Display has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440 and features a built-in iSight video camera, microphone and speakers, powered USB 2 hub and universal MagSafe connector. It’s suitable for use with all MacBooks and desktop machines.
The new line of Apple Mac Pros feature quad core and six core Intel Xeon processors, new ATI graphics and the option for up to four 512 GB solid state drives (SSD). The ability to install up to four SSD drives in the system's internal drive bays means that the new Mac Pro can provide ultra high-speed disk bandwidth and random disk performance, stated to be two times faster than the average performance of a standard disk drive. The Mac Pro also now features two Mini DisplayPorts and one dual-link DVI port. The additional Mini DisplayPort output allows customers to connect two LED Cinema Displays without an additional graphics card or adapter and the dual-link DVI port supports legacy DVI-based displays up to a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The new Mac Pro range is due to ship in August, when more details of pricing will be available.