How 'new' is the new iMac? iFixit teardown tells all

Apple's latest iMac gets the expected teardown treatment from the folks over at iFixit

Apple announced its new upgraded iMacs earlier this week, and sure enough, the geeks over at iFixit have already cracked one open to discover their deepest, darkest secrets.

iFixit took apart the new 21.5-inch iMac, which is rocking the model number EMC 2428, discovering that the desktop has the same LED display, as manufactured by LG, as used in the previous generation iMac. The teardown also revealed that the new quad-core models, which can be snapped up on the Apple store now, have plenty in common with the previous iMac model and the current MacBook Pro.

The latest model also shares the same Thunderbolt controller from Intel as found in the early 2011 15-inch MacBook Pro--which is not terribly surprising considering Intel created the technology. This is, however, the first iMac to include the new Thunderbolt port.

Beyond the similarities, the spruced-up machines are packing a Sony Optiarc optical drive, an Intel Core i5 CPU, and an AMD Radeon HD GDDR5 graphic chips.

You can check out pictures of the full teardown, detailed over 16 steps, over on the iFixit site.

[Via iFixit]

Like this? You might also enjoy...

Get your GeekTech on: Twitter - Facebook - RSS | Tip us off | Follow Chris Brandrick

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags Applehardware systemsdesktop pcsiMacdesktops

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Chris Brandrick

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Essentials

James Cook University - Master of Data Science Online Course

Learn more >

Mobile

Sansai 6-Outlet Power Board + 4-Port USB Charging Station

Learn more >

Exec

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?