iMac 2017 Latest News & Update: Can Apple Overshadow Microsoft’s Surface Studio? It's A Battle of the Latest Computers!

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Nov 17, 2016 08:38 PM EST

Microsoft recently released the Surface Studio PC, a much-awaited device that begs to ask if Apple has any plans of releasing a much-longed iMac Refresh. The word out is that one may come in 2017 though even that is uncertain as we speak.

An iMac refresh was expected as early as September when the iPhone 7 came out in the open. Nothing happened so a potential coming was bumped to October. As most know, nothing came out as well – meaning the best bet could be in 2017.

The iMac 2017 could be a desktop killer to Microsoft’s Surface Studio though seeing it come out first would be the best thing to wait on. Apple has yet to send feelers of a potential coming, another product line needing a dire refresh similar to the MacBook Pro as mentioned in a previous post.

Looking at the revealed Surface Studio PC, Apple may have its work cut out for them. The powerhouse sported a large 28-inch display which can be angled anywhere depending on the user and comes complete with a Surface Pen that opens up lots of possibilities and use.

Other notable specs of the Surface Studio PC include a sixth generation Intel Core i7 processor, 32 GB of RAM, and a 2TB hard drive. The high-end models even offer a 4 GB Nvidia 980m GPU which should stack up to the odds on what Apple could feature for its iMac offering.

One thing that could be holding back Apple is the processor scenario. The MacBook Pro got hit hard when it came out with an Intel Skylake SoC so there is a chance that the Intel Kaby Lake processors will be ready by 2017, Apple Insider reported.

Aside from that, there are also other facets such as the screen display (5K?) and the RAM count (remember how the MacBook Pro only had 16 GB allegedly due to energy-efficiency issues?). That and other features need to be improved if Apple is to truly come out with a desktop killer in 2017.

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