New 2011 iMac Souped-Up WiFi: 450 Mbps Capability

There’s interesting news today for all you new Apple iMac owners, or those intending to buy one of the latest refreshed models, just out this week. We have heard that the new 2011 iMac has souped-up WiFi capability, taking wireless network speeds up to 450 Mbps.

The new iMacs have been very much the subject on everybody’s lips this week and we’ve already given you spec details, full pricing, a look at the new iMac vs. the 2010 model and news of an iMac strip down but more details keep on being discovered. Christian Zibreg over on 9to5Mac, tells how Hardmac found a reference to this increased WiFi capability in the system information of the latest iMac. The 2011 MacBook Pros already have WiFi capability of 450 Mbps but it has not been highly publicized.

9to5Mac tells how to take advantage of this souped-up WiFi and 450 Mbps data transfer speeds users need to connect to a compatible base station using the 802.11n mode on the five gigahertz band GHz. Users will also need to have the simultaneous dual-band mode turned on. Other factors may affect real-life speeds of course, such as room layout, wireless reception and interference but this is certainly something about the iMac that may have escaped most people’s attention and is well worth knowing.

For more on the Apple iMac 2011 check out the product pages here at apple.com or for orders check out the online Apple Store. What are your thoughts on the increased WiFi data transfer speeds? Have you already purchase a new iMac or do you intend to? Let us know with your comments please.