This Year’s iMac Update Is a Lot Bigger Than I Thought

Anand Lal Shimpi of Anandtech, on the display:

The 21.5-inch iMac is spot on, out of the box, without any calibration required. Brian’s response:

is that out of the box?

Thanks to Haswell, this year’s iMacs achieve an extraordinary balance between performance and quietness — Lal Shimpi recorded a 1,400 RPM fan speed while running benchmarks (for reference, I begin hearing the fans in my 2012 MacBook Air when they get up to around 4,000 RPM). Not only that, this year’s Intel graphics are insane, and they drive a display which is almost perfectly accurate out of the box. Looks like it’s a huge upgrade over last year’s model, in a lot of little ways.