Apple says updated iMacs up to 70 percent faster

This week Apple released its updated line of iMac computers which feature Sandy Bridge quad-core processors from Intel and new AMD Radeon graphics processors.

Apple says the new iMac’s, which start at $1,199 in Canada and the United States, are up to 70 percent faster and new graphics deliver up to three times the performance of the previous generation.

New Apple MacBook Pros features Thunderbolt Technology

Apple today unveiled its new line of 13-, 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro notebooks which features Intel’s next generation processors, Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime HD camera.

With two bi-directional channels, Apple claims that Thunderbolt, a technology developed by Intel, can transfer files at 10 gigabits per second, about twelve times faster than FireWire and twenty times faster than USB 2.0.