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The new Apple iMac line will whet the appetite of any serious creative production enthusiast. Quad-core processors are now standard across the board, and the power of their AMD Radeon HD graphics cards has tripled. However, it's the inclusion of Thunderbolt technology that really stands out as a game changer for those who create intensive video and audio productions.
Why are Thunderbolt ports important to filmmakers and musicians? They allow you to expand your computer rig to suit specific needs with numerous bandwidth consumptive peripherals such as high-speed external drives, audio and video interfaces, high-definition monitors and DSP accelerators.
The new 21" Apple iMacs feature four USB 2.0 ports, a single FireWire 800 port and a single Thunderbolt port. The new 27" iMacs come with all of that connectivity, but they make it a double with two Thunderbolt ports. Either way you go, you're going to have lots of options for how you'd like to set up your production workstation. Don't be bummed out by the lack of USB 3.0 ports. A single Thunderbolt port can act as several of them and it's twice as fast.
There's a lot more to love on these new machines besides their supercharged connectivity: Click here to learn more.