By Keri Algar

SYDNEY, NSW: The new iMac will boast quad-core Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, Thunderbolt I/O technology for transfer speeds of up to 10GB per second, new AMD Radeon HD graphics processors and a new FaceTime HD camera for widescreen video calling.

The 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1,399 and is available in two configurations, while the 27-inch iMac starts at RRP $1,698 and is also customisable.

Meanwhile, Toshiba has also announced the Australian release of a range of business dedicated notebooks in the R800 series: the Toshiba Portégé R830, Tecra R840 and Tecra R850.

Thin and light technology is the hallmark for the new range, which also features an extended battery life up to 10 to 12 hours, i7 Intel processors, embedded 3G mobile broadband, a one-touch port replicator and connection of up to 4 monitors, and high-speed USB 3.0.

The 13.3-inch Portégé R830 starts at RRP $1,895, the 14-inch Tecra R840 starts at RRP $1,650, and the 15.6-inch Tecra R850 starts at RRP $1,485.

“This new range is all about providing the latest Toshiba notebook technology that will stand-up to the business mobility test,” said Matt Tumminello, product marketing manager, Toshiba Information Systems Division (ISD).

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“This range features game-changing technology that we believe will enable us to once again redefine mobile computing. The honeycomb structure used in the casing of R800 series is incorporated into the interior which makes the notebooks highly robust. Being resistant to heat, pressure and vibrations mean these devices will stand up to the demands of working out of the office.”