Laptops long ago overtook the desktop as the go-to computer of choice for most consumers and business people. Lately, even Apple seemed to be overlooking its all-in-one iMac desktop line.

On Tuesday, Apple’s provided its first consequential update to the iMac since June 2017, resulting in the kind of robust improvements that, in theory anyway, will mean something for power users, and, perhaps even diehard gamers.

The new machines keep Apple’s previous screen sizes of 21.5 inches and 27 inches, starting at $1,299 and $1,799, respectively. Apple starts taking pre-orders today.

Apple wants you to use iMacs anywhere in the home. (Photo: Mark Mahaney)

They will come with 6-core processors standard across the line, though you can upgrade to a 9th generation Intel 8-core option that is reserved