Why? A huge difference is that the new iMac uses a solid-state drive (SSD) to run the system software instead of a spinning hard disk. This is much faster, though it adds significant cost to the system.
To appreciate the difference, watch this MacRumors video of a user opening a bunch of Mac apps at once. It’s insanely fast.
(This is something current generation MacBook Air owners can attest to vs. those who owned previous generations; the new ones use quick SSDs while the old ones used tiny, slow, spinning hard drives.)
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