Hong Kong Tech Phooey

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New 21-inch iMac Available 30 November, 27-inch to Ship in December

According to TNW (The Next Web), Apple announced today that the 21-inch iMac will be available starting 30 November 2012 and the 27-inch will be ready to ship some time in December, still no fixed date yet. The new iMac will offer the option of a Fusion Drive, a hybrid of a SSD together with a normal hard drive, this and the much thinner form factor is the selling point of this 8th generation of iMac.

Let’s hope the 27-inch iMac will be ready to ship before Christmas as my three year old 27-inch iMac is long dued for retirement.

Source – TNW

November 28, 2012 Posted by | Apple, iMac, News Related | , , , , | Leave a comment

Refurbished 27-inch iMac on Apple Store

Wow, Apple Hong Kong actually have the 27-inch refurbished iMac and the price tag on it, HK$10,988.  I suspect these were the ones which have screen problems (black spots in the lower part of the screen) as reported on local Mac forum.

Specs on it –

27-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
4GB memory
1TB hard drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256MB memory
Built-in iSight camera

If interested, check out the link from Apple Store here.

Source – Apple Store

March 24, 2010 Posted by | Apple, Mac | , | Leave a comment

Apple Debuts New iMacs and Mac Mini

Well, we don’t have to 24 march for the new.  Apple just announced their new 20″ and 24″ inch iMacs and Mac Mini. Prices starts at US$1,199 for the 20-inch and US$1,499 for the 24-inch.

The 20-inch iMac features a 2.66Ghz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM, a 320GB HDD and GeForce 9400M graphics and for the 24-inch, 4GB of RAM standard, option of 2.66 GHz, 2.93GHz or 3.06GHz processor; GeForce 9400M graphics, GeForce GT 120 256MB or GeForce GT 130 512MB graphics.

As for the Mac Mini, according to Engadget, it features five USB ports, a Mini DisplayPort and DVI plugs for dual monitor support. The Mini runs on a 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo processors and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics.

Click here to read the Apple Pess Release and full configuration.

Source – Engadget, Apple

March 4, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, Mac | , , | Leave a comment

New iMac and Mac Mini to be Announced on 24 March 2009?

Engadget reported that Apple is planning a March 24 desktop hardware event.  According to Engadget and other sources, we might expect a new version of iMac and/or Mac Mini coming out later this year. Stay tuned.

Source – Engadget

March 2, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, Mac | , , | 2 Comments

Modbook – Mac Tablet, Released

Photo from engadget

Axiotron, Inc., a leading proprietary high-tech hardware solution provider, announced today (31 Dec) that its flagship product, the Modbook, the first fully functional Apple-authorized tablet Mac solution, is now shipping to its retail channel.

The only Mac-based tablet computer on the market, Axiotron’s Modbook seamlessly integrates a state-of-the-art Wacom® digitized pen-sensitive LCD slate-style display with Apple MacBook’s legendary ease of use and design sensibility, giving artists and design-oriented professionals enhanced onscreen writing and drawing functionality when they need it most.

“After introducing the product earlier in the year, we have experienced a tremendous amount of positive response to the Modbook as its exclusive modular design and superior functionality provide the best tablet solution on the market for artists and designers,” said Andreas Haas, President of Axiotron. “The Modbook’s recent designation as an Apple-authorized product has allowed us to better meet the needs of our extremely patient customers and we are proud to be able to ship a product that resets the bar for Mac users everywhere.”

Named Best of Show at Macworld 2007, Axiotron’s Modbook melds Apple MacBook’s speed, power, superior strength and elegance with Wacom’s leading digitizer technology to provide an unparalleled 512 levels of pressure sensitivity for a fast, accurate and intuitive user experience. Offering twice the pen sensitivity and control of any tablet PC on the market, the Modbook gives artists and design oriented professionals the increased freedom, flexibility and precision control to create and edit digital art using a variety of specially designed pen tips that are included with each Modbook.

A perfect blend of style and functionality, each Modbook comes pre-installed with Mac OS X Leopard™, the award winning OS X’s built-in Inkwell® handwriting recognition, a 2.0 GHz or 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a built-in iSight® camera and an integrated 24x DVD Combo drive or 8x DVD SuperDrive. Also, every Modbook features a built-in Global Positioning System (GPS).

In addition to all of the features of the powerful Apple MacBook base system, the Axiotron Modbook’s largest-in-class wide angle 13.3″ widescreen display offers wider viewing angles and a higher contrast ratio, resulting in darker blacks and more vivid, saturated colors while maintaining the same resolution and aspect ratio of the original MacBook display.

According to GottaBeMobile, it is available via Other World Computing starting at US$2279. Here’s an old video on the Modbook.

Source – Axiotron’s Press Release, GottaBemobile

January 3, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mac, Tablet PCs, Video, Websites | , , | 1 Comment

First Look – Touch-Enabled Apple iMac


Touchable iMacs? too good to be true? Well, I ain’t Santa but can grant you that wish. Troll Touch is now shipping these touchable iMacs. For pricing info, please see the following chart (all prices in US$) –


For more information on the touchable iMacs, visit Troll Touch’s website @ http://www.trolltouch.com/imac.html. They even put up a video on the touchable iMacs.

Source – Engadget

December 6, 2007 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, Mac, Websites | , , , | Leave a comment

Unboxing Video – iMac

October 1, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mac, Video | | Leave a comment