Apple's iMac has given birth to a new brother, at a giant 27-inches, 328 ounces.
That's 9.3kg for the rest of us, and at AU$2199 it represents excellent value too. The base model features a 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB RAM, 1TB hard drive and an ATI Radeon HD 4670. Another AU$290 will upgrade you to a Core 2 Duo 3.33GHz, but if you want to make the jump to the quad core Intel Core i series, you'll need to pony up AU$2599 for the base Core i5 2.66GHz version, and another AU$290 on top of that for the Core i7 2.8GHz.
By default this includes Apple's wireless keyboard (without numpad, although picking up a corded one with a numpad will cost no more), and its new multi-touch Magic Mouse, which features no physical buttons.
Other options include a 2TB hard drive (for the usual Apple overpriced AU$350 extra), up to 16GB RAM (for the usual Apple over-priced $1960 extra), and ATI's Radeon HD 4850 for AU$210 extra. AppleCare, which extends your coverage to three years will cost you an extra AU$268.
The LED back-lit, IPS-based screen supports an impressive 16:9, 2560x1440 resolution, and rather nicely can double as an external display for recent model MacBooks through its Mini-DisplayPort connector, or simply allow another monitor to be daisy chained off the iMac.