Apple Starts shipping Core i5 iMACs
It has been learnt that Apple has started shipping out the latest Core i5-equipped versions iMac. This includes 27 inch LCD. This makes it Apples’ first quad-core equipped consumer level desktop. The i5 equipped iMACs has been listed in Electronista as “prepared for shipment”. It could not be conformed when was the date of shipment . From what it appears the placement orders have been made.
The complete system’s specification is similar to that of the Core 2 Duo Model. Both have a gigantic 2560×1440 resolution display, a huge 1TB hard drive and 4GB of DDR RAM. They however, need different motherboards. This is because the i5 and i7 have built in memory controllers and their pin out is different The newer version uses more advanced graphics using Radeon HD 4850 graphics chipset.
The new orders for 27-inch Core 2 Duo models are can be delayed by two weeks. The quad cores are in great demand, causing shipment delays.